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first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, ROADSTER, WINNER:  “We knew before he and Game Winner started running that they both had ability. They were breezing by the competition like this and putting them away. We weren’t sure which one was better. The first time he ran for me he showed he had all the gears. The second time he had the problem with his wind. We fixed that and he’s doing all the right things. We got a good break and then we dropped back. He took a breather, while the others were going out there quick. When I asked him again, he was gone.” JOEL ROSARIO, GAME WINNER, SECOND: “I moved a little bit soon because they weren’t putting much pressure on Instagrand, but they weren’t going too fast up front so I was comfortable with my position. He got a little bit tired the last part, that’s why Roadster got by me.”FLAVIEN PRAT, INSTAGRAND, THIRD:  “I thought he ran very well. At the quarter pole, I thought maybe I was done, but he switched leads and made a good run.”TRAINER QUOTES BOB BAFFERT, ROADSTER, WINNER, & GAME WINNER, SECOND: “They’re two good horses. Game Winner was out there by himself and when he gets by himself . . . he needs company. It was a good, hard race for both of them, and coming in, that’s what you want to see. This track is deep and slow, but it’s safe, and that’s what we wanted. I couldn’t be happier. We knew that Roadster needed to win or run second (for Kentucky Derby qualifying points, 100 to the winner, 40 to the runner-up).“It was a great finish. They were both finishing well, they were fighting; Game Winner is a fighter. It was a great stretch run . . . at the eighth pole I knew I was going to win, I just didn’t know which one, but it was exciting. They’ll both like a mile and a quarter (distance of Kentucky Derby on May 4). I think Game Winner’s next race will be better. I’ve been bringing him along really easy.“Roadster is a light horse but always shown brilliance from day one. We’re just lucky we were able to bring him back, because after Del Mar I was worried that maybe the (throat) surgery didn’t go well, because it could’ve gone worse. But I couldn’t thank the surgeon that did it enough. He’s one of the best in the business and I’ve never had issues with it. His breathing is not an issue . . . Today he passed the test to know he’s good enough to go to the Big Show.“I left strategy up to my riders. Rosario and Mike know what it is to be at that high level. They did not have any instructions at all. They were on their own and they know their horses. They rode great races . . . We’re there, we’ve just got to keep them happy and healthy, enjoy the ride, the moment. It’s hard to get to this moment. What I love the best is there’s not a better feeling than there was today.“The fans, despite what they’ve reading, they showed up, they’re here to watch good racing, they bring their family, they’ll always remember the Santa Anita Derby. It was so comforting to see all these fans here and get behind us. They know at the end of the day we love our horses. We wake up worrying about them, we go to sleep worrying about them. To me, that’s what made this a great day.”OWNER QUOTESPETER FLUOR, OWNER SPEEDWAY STABLE, LLC, ROADSTER, WINNER: “I thought he would’ve been closer to the lead frankly, but it was cool to see him run a different kind of race. He’s been running second and then accelerating. Today, I’m proud of him for coming from off the pace like that. I wasn’t too thrilled about things halfway through the race, but Mike said he’s got gears and he showed it today. Hopefully, he comes out of it well and we can go on to the Derby. Mike did a good job keeping him relaxed and obviously he had to make a move at the top of the stretch and you’re always waiting for a horse to make a move. He did just that, so happy ending. But, like I said, I thought we would’ve been closer up front. That was absolutely thrilling.”NOTES: This Baffert’s ninth Santa Anita Derby win.last_img read more


first_imgLADY PRANCEALOT & VIBRANCE BOTH PROMENENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AMERICAN OAKS AS EIGHT SOPHOMORE FILLIES GO 1 ¼ MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019)–With distance looming as a huge consideration, Irish-bred Lady Prancealot rates top billing among a field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to be contested at a mile and one quarter over the Santa Anita turf.Trained by Richard Baltas, Lady Prancealot has been idle since rallying from off the pace to take the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Valley View Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 18.In a race in which none of the contestants have ever run a mile and a quarter, trainer Michael McCarthy’s Vibrance, fresh off a close third place finish in the Grade III Red Carpet Stakes going 1 3/8 miles on turf at Del Mar Nov. 30, would appear to have a solid chance as well.LADY PRANCEALOTOwner:  Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone & Jerry McClanahanTrainer:  Richard BaltasDevoid of early foot, Lady Prancealot rallied from far back to be third, beaten 1 ¾ lengths three starts back in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks at 1 1/8 miles on turf.  Subsequently an even sixth in the ungraded Jockey Club Invitational Oaks going 1 3/8 miles on turf at Belmont Park Sept. 7, she then rallied from far back to win the Valley View at Keeneland when ridden for the first time by veteran Joe Bravo, who has the assignment on Saturday.  With a 2019 resume that reads 7-3-1-2, a win in the Grade I Oaks would cap a tremendous year.VIBRANCEOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Donna & Jim DaniellTrainer:  Michael McCarthyGraded stakes placed on both dirt and turf, this Louisiana-bred filly by Violence will like make or attend to the early lead.  Fresh off a solid third, beaten 1 ½ lengths in the 1 3/8 miles turf Red Carpet, she appears capable of acting at the Oaks distance and brings a solid, consistent form to the table.THE GRADE I AMERICAN OAKS WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 11 Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PTSo Much Happy–Tiago Pereira–124Apache Princess–Javier Castellano–124Mucho Unusual–Joel Rosario–124K P Slickem–Jorge Velez–124Lady Prancealot–Joe Bravo–124Pretty Point–Mike Smith–124Giza Goddess–Victor Espinoza–124Vibrance–Abel Cedillo–124First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 11 a.m.  Admission gates open at 9 a.m.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

9s Team make up

first_imgThe 15 member 9s team is made up of 13 players from the PNG Hunters team and two players from the Digicel Cup.The two players are Rex Yellon and Silas Gahuna.Gahuna plays for Digicel Cup team Gulf Isapea while Yellon plays for the Enga Mioks.“Two have jelled well with the hunters players and they are looking forward to their games.” He says.The two players were members of the Commonwealth Games team that won gold in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014 and the Cabramatta Nines in Sydney early this year.PNG will go up against the Tongans tomorrow when the 9s competition kicks off.The team members are as follows1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Ase Boas, 3. Nickson Borana, 4. Israel Eliab, 5. David Lapua, 6.Willie Minoga, 7. Kato Ottio, 8. Wartovo Puara, 9. Gahuna Silas, 10. Thompson Teteh,11. Oti Bland Tony, 12. Lawrence Tu’u, 13. Adex Wera, 14. Rex Yellon, 15. NoelZeming.last_img read more

More than half of Casemiro’s goals are decisive

first_img18-19LeagueRM-Girona1-01-2YES 15 of Casemiro’s 22 goals have been decisive in one way or another in the future of the match: contributed to win or draw (11 goals), opened the scoring towards a victory (5), changed the sign of the game (8) at another time or several of the previous circumstances concurred. Two other goals opened the scoring but the match ended with defeat (against Barça and Girona in two games at the Bernabéu) and Only five goals had no impact on the future of the match or the final result. Of the 21 matches in which Casemiro has scored, 18 ended with Madrid victory, 1 with a draw (this year in Champions against Bruges) and 2 with defeat (those mentioned against Barça and Girona). 18-19LeagueAthletic-RM0-11-3YES 17-18LeagueMalaga-RM1-20-2 YESYES 18-19UCLPlzen-RM0-50-5 YES YESYES Casemiro came to the rescue of Real Madrid in his match against Sevilla. Like so many times in the 21 games he has seen the door since five seasons ago he returned to the white team. A five-year period in which the Brazilian, despite acting in a position a priori distant from the rival area, has scored several decisive goals for his team. Case He has given Madrid 13 points in the League, two victories in Europe, he has scored in two finals … This season his four goals have been five points for Madrid in the League (three of the victory over Sevilla and two others in the triumph over Levante) and the draw in the first game against Bruges in the group phase of the Champions 16-17UCLJuventus-RM1-21-4 16-17LeagueRM-Athletic1-21-2 YESYES YESYES 16-17LeagueRM-Barça1-02-3YES All Casemiro goals 17-18UCLPSG-RM1-21-2 17-18LeagueSports-RM0-20-3 17-18LeagueRM-Malaga2-13-2 YESYES Temp.Comp.MatchGoalFinal Res.PGCSCR 18-19LeagueRM-Seville1-02-0YES 19-20UCLRM-Bruges2-22-2 15-16LeagueLas Palmas-RM1-21-2 16-17LeagueSports-RM2-62-6 19-20LeagueLift-RM3-03-2 YES 16-17UCLRM-Naples3-13-1 19-20UCLRM-Seville2-12-1 YESYES 17-18USCRM-United1-02-1YESYES YES Legend:UCL – UEFA champions leagueUSC – European Super CupPG – First goalCS – Change signCR – Contributes to the resultSince he returned from his assignment in Porto, Casemiro has scored decisive goals in all seasons. A first goal as a Real Madrid player (with the first team, before scored one in Castilla) gave a victory in extremis to the whites on the 29th day of the 15-16 League in Las Palmas. He scored 1-2 in 89 ‘to get the third of twelve consecutive victories with which the newcomer team Zidane finished the championship.In the last League conquered by Madrid (16-17), he scored the triumph against Athletic (1-2, 28th day) and the one who opened the game in the Bernabéu Classic (day 33) despite the fact that the game fell from the Barca side. Also the many who closed the account against Granada (5-0) and Deportivo (2-6).In Europe it has also been decisive. In the Twelfth he scored in the first leg of the second round of the 3-1 with which Madrid traveled to Naples and in the final he again uneven the game after the Juventus draw. Also in the round of 16, but on the return of the Thirteenth, he marked with which those of Zizou won the victory (1-2) in the Park of the Princes and sentenced the tie against the PSG (5-2 global). Too He scored in the 2017 European Super Cup the goal that led the victory (2-1 final) over Manchester United.That United goal met another of Casemiro’s scoring qualities: to serve as a can opener. The play that culminated the assistance of Jovic was the seventh time he scored the first goal of a match. A year ago (on January 19, 2020, also on the 20th day) he also opened the account before the same rival: Sevilla. YESYES 19-20UCLRM-Seville1-02-1YESYES 17-18LeagueRM-Las Palmas1-03-0YES 17-18LeagueLeganés-RM1-21-3 16-17LeagueRM-Granada5-05-0last_img read more

Zaragoza and Leganés, rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the round of Copa del Rey

first_imgReal Zaragoza and Leganés are the rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona after the round of 16 draw for Copa del Rey held in Las Rozas and leaving a cross in theory friendly for whites and a rival of First for the Catalans, who they will have the advantage of playing at home in a round that will be held from January 28 to 30.None of the Second B took the ‘jackpot’ of any of the two giants. In a conditional draw (the Second B and the Second had to face the First), Badajoz and Cultural, who starred in the sixteenth-century bombings, went to Granada and Valencia, who will have to sweat so beautiful to be among the eight Best of the tournament. 01/24/2020 – 13:37 | 13:58 – 01/24/20 In fact, Zaragoza, white rival, already knows what it is to eliminate a First in this Cup edition: he did it with Mallorca, which he beat in La Romareda in sixteenths. In previous rounds the club from Zaragoza did the same with Nàstic and Socuéllamos. Barcelona will play against a Primera, Leganés, but will have the facility to do so at home, since his ball came first in the draw. In the three occasions that the pickers have visited the Camp Nou, the result has been a victory for the Blaugrana. Villarreal, Athletic and Sevilla have been paired with Second teams: Rayo Vallecano, Tenerife and Mirandés. Despite the difference in category, they should be careful: the three reach eighths after ‘loading’ Firsts like Betis, Valladolid and Celta. That of Osasuna and Real Sociedad is the second and last qualifier played by First teams. The last meeting between the two was the showy and trained 3-4 for the San Sebastian in the League in El Sadar, where the pass to the quarterfinals will be decided. The complete crosses are as follows:Badajoz – GranadaCultural Leonesa – ValenciaTenerife – AthleticZaragoza – Real MadridMirandés – SevilleLightning – VillarrealBarcelona – LeganésOsasuna – Real Sociedadcenter_img The hands, which eliminated Mallorca, will play in La RomaredaThe Catalans take a rival of Primera, but they will do it at homeThe matches will be played between January 28 and 30last_img read more

Klopp: “The Manchester City thing has been a shock”

first_img“I’m sorry for Pep and the players. There will be an appeal and we will see what happens. It is obviously something serious, “Klopp added. The German spoke after his team defeated Norwich 0-1 City and will extend to 25 points the advantage with Manchester City in the Premier League The coach of Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp, talked about the sanction he received on Manchester City and said that it was “a shock” at the same time that he praised the work of Pep Guardiola in The English set.The German coach was questioned about the sanction that the UEFA imposed this Friday the City and that will prevent him from playing European competitions in The next two years. “It was a shock”Klopp said on the chain ‘Sky Sports’. “The only What I can say is that I am a football coach and I talk about football. What Pep has done since arriving in England is exceptional. On the rest, I have no idea. “last_img read more

Sterling clarifies his immediate future before the rumors of Madrid’s offer

first_imgUEFA’s penalty that leaves, pending the appeal presented to the TAS, out to Manchester City of European competitions for two years has plunged the club into a state of alert. The skyblue want to avoid a flight of talent and, after knowing the feelings of the staff at the meeting that the club’s dome held with the players this weekend, the heavyweights are expected to remain in the ranks of the Mancunian team.The first to talk about his future has been Raheem Sterling. The Englishman has a contract until 2023 but, through his agent, he wanted to ratify that his immediate future is in Manchester to several English media that also pointed the intention of signing Real Madrid in exchange for 180 million euros according to The Sun. “Raheem is only focused on the City and will not be distracted by anything he talks about signings right now,” said Aidy Ward, player agent The English press said at the end of 2019 that it has an offer to renew Manchester City on the table that would raise its salary to 27 million euros gross per year.The English end is setting a great season and is the second top scorer of the team with 20 goals, only one behind Agüero. Since the arrival of Guardiola, Raheem Sterling is reaching his best level as a footballer increasing his numbers season after season. Except for injury, it is expected to be one of the props of the Southgate team in the European Championship this summer, Manchester City will play again this Wednesday against the hammers and on Saturday against Leicester before facing Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.last_img read more

Cholo is keen to fine tune the trident

first_imgFor the first time in four months and ten, Simeone had at his disposal the three spikes of his trident in Cornellà. Álvaro Morata, Diego Costa and João Félix. Between injuries and the operating room since October 19, day 9, Atlético-Valencia, the three had not played. In Cornellà they did not coincide in the field. They did Morata and João Félix for seven minutes, those who passed between the entry of Portuguese in 55 ‘(by Carrasco) and the exit of Madrid in 62’. His change was Diego Costa, who was returning in the League (he had already returned to Liverpool, but that day João Félix was not yet). The Portuguese and the Spanish-Brazilian played together from there until the end, 28 minutes. The same gave. Morata is still not the one of 2019, Costa is very far from the Coast of 2014 that Simeone so longed for, João Félix returned to be just a couple of cañitos, sparkles. Simeone is urged to recover their level as soon as possible. What comes are curves. Seville, Anfield, San Mamés and El Sadar. Closed curves. And the blandiblu trident. The lack of a goal is Atlético’s endemic evil this season. The second line (the Koke, Saul, Thomas) have taken a step forward, contributing their goals, in Cornellà Saul was again, but the strikers do not accompany, beyond João returning from his injury with a goal against Villarreal. But the vital thing is that Costa, Morata and João mix, that their goals return. Lagarto’s presence in the season is practically testimonial, but, beyond his disc-cervical hernia and his corresponding three months of discharge, he speaks of the goal. 2 in 17 games. 0.11. A misery for the Cholo striker who feels like a glove the nickname of Beast. But his blows are only caresses. In memory, the round trip against Juve last season. That party that changed with his presence alone. Morata’s average in the LeagueBefore the game at the RCDE Stadium yesterday began the TV revealed a devastating fact. The average Morata goals in LaLiga. 0.3. Seven in 22 games. And the last one more than two months ago, 70 days. His fight is commendable, his effort and work always. Like Cholo’s plan. Balls looking for him. It is thanks to Morata that Atlético generates so many second moves, it is thanks to Morata that Correa finds the spaces through which to sneak in lately. But Morata is dry, he lives the streak badly, and the team needs his goals more than ever. Cavani did not arrive. In his place he did a Carrasco of undeniable talent but two years in China, which lacks rhythm, that spark from before. What Simeone needs is that his trident refine. Together, separately, but their goals arrive. What comes are called endings.last_img read more

Matic: “For me, Messi and Cristiano are the two best ever”

first_imgNemanja Matic has granted an interview to the Omnisport media, where they have asked him to get wet in the eternal debate, clear for some, but doubtful for many: Who is better, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Unlike most, the Manchester United midfielder has raved about the two, to the point of claiming that surely he considers them the two best footballers of all time.“If you ask my son, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. They are different and the Portuguese has talent, of course. But most of his successes are due to his hard work. Messi is talented and he is also working, that is evident, but both are different. It is difficult for me to say which of the two is better“explains the Serbian footballer. However, he finally bets on putting them on the highest podium ever: “In the last fifteen years, they have been the best two. Some will vote for Messi, others for Cristiano. But, for me, they have been on the same level during these fifteen years. What they do is amazing, staying at this level … It is very difficult to always be the best all the time. I don’t know which of the two is the best, but maybe they are the two best in history“last_img read more

Sergio Canales drives the Espanyol defense crazy

first_imgAduriz: One other striker who has doubled this present day. It took 5 video games for Aritz to see the door, however the wait was price it. It was a everlasting nuisance for rival defense, and he was shut to creating yet another objective. Has achieved 16 factors this present day.They will do extraXavi: The Barça midfielder performed the total match and his crew gained, however was virtually unable to reveal its high quality. Chico was glued to him all the time, and he might hardly present himself, so he didn’t get any rating. This from a participant with nearly € 13,500,000 of worth is to not your liking. Jury: Considered one of the finest media in the Nostalgic League thus far. His scores have been fairly good total, however Atlético de Madrid’s dangerous recreation at Reyno de Navarra has penalized him. It’s the first time he does -2, one thing uncommon to see from somebody who exceeds the € 8,500,000. Racing Santander achieved the nice win of the day by beating Espanyol 0-4, who was crushed always. The get together had its personal identify, that of the MVP of the day: Sergio Canales. Two objectives, an help and an actual recreation recital by the Santander participant. It’s also honest to spotlight the central Henrique, in control of opening the recreation and leaving the objective at zero.Valencia gained by a transparent 4-1 in opposition to Villarreal who virtually ran out of choices in the first half hour of the match when the end result was already 2-Zero and the guests had one much less man. A triumph that was made attainable largely by the efficiency of David Villa, writer of a double and really lively always. The Guaje was not alone, David Silva and Banega They accomplished the goalscoring che.He additionally gained with out extreme issue, 3-1, Mallorca in opposition to Getafe. The Chory castro It was an actual headache for the opposing defense and Aduriz secured the factors with two objectives. We noticed the similar end result at Deportivo de la Coruña – Athletic Membership. Dani Aranzubia he stopped nearly the whole lot that got here his approach, and Filipe Luis He scored the first objective of the match in a transfer that was unlucky for him, by which he ended up injured.The one which continues in streak is the «Rifle» Pandiani. Osasuna solely wanted half an hour to go away Atlético de Madrid with out choices, which he defeated by a forceful 3-Zero with two objectives from the Uruguayan striker. Lastly, Actual Madrid beat Actual Valladolid 4-2, who stayed on the doorstep to get one thing optimistic out of the Bernabéu. Marcelo He was very lively on the left wing and rounded off his recreation with a objective, turning into our final member of the Excellent XI of day 12.MVPs David Villa: The Guaje remains to be in a state of grace going through the door. Valencia beat Villarreal in the Comunitat derby, and the striker scored two objectives, along with intervening in all of his crew’s attacking performs. This time he has managed to do 16 factors.center_img Sergio Canales: An actual deal with to see him play. A brand new double for him, though that’s not his mission, and the chief of his crew. If Racing beat Espanyol 0-4, it was because of him, as he additionally distributed an help. Your finest efficiency thus far price you to get 18 factors. Benzema: The white crew scored 4 objectives this present day, however Karim didn’t have a transcendental function in any. In the earlier recreation he didn’t play, and this time he has obtained a -2. From a participant who exceeds € 8,500,000 and he’s additionally the striker for Actual Madrid, extra is predicted.last_img read more

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