first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED SNEAKING OUT ROMPS TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 EVENING JEWEL STAKES AS VAN DYKE & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:18.07 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–Ridden confidently by Drayden Van Dyke, heavily favored Sneaking Out romped to an emphatic 2 ½ length win in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes.  Owned and bred by KMN Racing, the California-bred 3-year-old daughter of Indian Evening got 6 ½ furlongs geared down in 1:18.07.Sponsored by the CTBA, the Evening Jewel Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.Breaking from post position six in a field of nine sophomores fillies, Sneaking Out made the lead out of the gate, but was soon content to sit a measured third, just off of Violette Szabo and Naughty Tiger heading to the five furlong pole.  Around the turn, it was obvious Van Dyke had the leaders measured and with a sweeping move, took command while three-deep at the quarter pole.A sharp 2 ½ length first condition allowance winner going 5 ½ furlongs at Golden Gate Fields March 22, Sneaking Out was off at 1-2 and paid $3.00, $2.40 and $2.20.Out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, Sneaking Out picked up $110,000 for the win, catapulting her earnings to $182,180.  In her first stakes appearance, she improved her career resume to 4-3-1-0.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Dr Wysong had two fillies beaten turning for home, but rallied at the rail to be a clear second, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Ruby Bradley.  Off at 5-1, Dr Wysong paid $4.00 and $3.20.A 50-1 longshot with Aaron Gryder up, Ruby Bradley gamely held third money by a nose over Violette Szabo and paid $9.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.96, 45.29 and 1:10.85.last_img read more

Zaniolo’s agent reveals Spurs ‘seriously’ wanted Roma ace this summer

first_imgTOTTENHAM had ‘concrete interest’ in Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo this summer but ended up signing Giovani Lo Celso instead.That’s according to Zaniolo’s agent, who believes Tottenham’s pursuit is an indicator of the level his young client has reached already.2 Nicolo Zaniolo has started playing central midfield for RomaCredit: Getty Images – GettyZaniolo, 20, made his Italy debut in March and signed a new five-year contract with Roma last month worth a reported £45,000 a week.The club appear to have been responding to Premier League interest over the summer led by Spurs.Zaniolo’s agent, Claudio Vigorelli, told the Mail: “He renewed with Roma and is fine at Roma but obviously we enjoyed the great interest of Tottenham, who were the runners up in the Champions League.”Their concrete interest in him shows how good the boy’s season was.”‘BORN TO BE A FOOTBALLER’After consecutive windows without signing a player, Tottenham splashed out this summer with strengthening the midfield a top priority.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy got deals done for Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso but Vigorelli insists his man was higher up their list.Vigorelli added: “Spurs thought a lot about Nicolo before taking Lo Celso, they focused their attention on him seriously, more than any other club even beyond the Premier League.”I can say that only Mauricio Pochettino’s club has carried out such in-depth market analysis in England.”The boy has a mild character despite what is written and sometimes is said in Italy.”He is a serious professional on whom Italy will rely on in the future. He was born to be a footballer and wants to do football at great levels.”[Roma boss Paolo] Fonseca has designed an important role for him and Fonseca has trained young talents very well in the past’.”2Latest Tottenham NewsGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothGossipJOSE’S SP-ARKSpurs ‘in secret transfer talks’ with Napoli over £45m-rated Arkadiusz MilikGossipALL O-VERVertonghen may QUIT Spurs for free next month as club refuse two-year dealGossipNO KANE DOSpurs reject Kane approach by Barca forcing them into £100m Martinez moveGossipDOUBLE BUBBLESpurs eye double Serie A transfer swoop for Alex Sandro and CastagneZaniolo’s talents and eagerness to get forward – he was the youngest Italian ever to score twice in a Champions League match last season – have seen him even compared to Tottenham legend Paul Gascoigne.Vigorelli said: “Now Fonseca is playing him in central midfield, a position he likes, where he can render and become just like Gascoigne: devastating with his technique and quality.”He is a creative player who has pace and muscle, which is a rare commodity in Italy.”Tottenham release throwback sky blue third kitlast_img read more

‘Hayne Plane’ in Queensland’s sights

first_imgHayne’s return to the Blues has been trumpeted south of the border as the return of a prodigal son who after a season in San Francisco is now ready to reclaim his place as the Blues’ most influential player on the game’s greatest stage.‌In 2009 he was named New South Wales’ player of the series on the wing – on the wing! – and then in 2014 after eight years of interstate torture he was named man of the match as the Blues set up a long-awaited series win with a 12-8 victory in Game One at Suncorp Stadium.But that was three years ago and Smith and his Maroons are hatching a plan to show that Hayne is not the player he once was and that he is not the player to lead a Blues revival.Since leaving the NRL at the end of the 2014 season Hayne has played 12 first grade games of rugby league, won five of them and played just three in the centres, a position he has played just once for New South Wales previously six years ago and the Maroons are going to find out whether he’s still up for it.”He was fantastic in the three matches that he might have played in that position for [the Kangaroos in the 2013 World Cup] but a lot’s changed since then,” Smith said with suggestive intent.”He went overseas and played a different game and came back and I think he’s only played the three or four matches at centre leading into this Origin so we might be going down that edge a bit.”Justin O’Neill is the Queenslander tasked with keeping the ‘Hayne Plane’ grounded on Wednesday night and he has been spending the week mining his centre partner Will Chambers for details on how to achieve it.Chambers ran riot on Hayne when the Storm fell to the Titans in Round 10 and O’Neill is hoping for just as much success.”We don’t have so much footage of how he plays in the centres so it’s going to be hard to see common traits on how he defends and whatever,” O’Neill said.”We can look at some previous games he’s played at centre. I know Chambers had some success on that edge against the Titans with Hayne so I can go to Will for a few tips.”There may be some errors there we can look to exploit and expose.”Like Anthony Milford’s Origin debut, how Hayne fares will be a major talking point both during and after the series opener.For all the doubts regarding his ability to handle the demands of State of Origin with such a limited build up is the knowledge that the 29-year-old has a way of rising to the greatest challenges thrown his way.When he was thrust into the centres midway through the 2013 World Cup he responded by scoring seven tries in three games for the Kangaroos and has the ability to make any plans for Queensland to target him backfire spectacularly.”It’s going to be another huge test,” O’Neill said. “Last year it was [Michael] Jennings and that was massive for me, coming into the Origin arena and marking up against one of the most agile and speedy of centres.”It was a big test for me. I definitely wanted to take a grasp of that and challenge myself. I thought I did that so this year will be the same kind of thing.”Hayne is a great player. He’s got speed and is very good under the high ball and attacking the high ball.”So a lot of things to look out for.” Photo: Copyright: NRL Photos.Jarryd Hayne was a standout for the NSW Blues in 2014last_img read more

Quade Cooper to face Wallabies

first_imgA Wallabies regular until the Rugby Championship this year, the five-eighth will skipper the invitational team at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on October 28.Jones, a former Wallabies coach, tweeted the announcement on Wednesday and interviewed the 70-test veteran on his 2GB radio show.Cooper has been playing for Brisbane City in the NRC this season while the Wallabies have played New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.The 29-year-old said he would be out to entertain rugby fans with a focus on attack.”That’s what I love doing, I’m going to be up there doing my best to attack from everywhere and really making it entertaining for the fans,” Cooper said.”There’s a lot of emphasis these days being put on defence and that in turn slows the whole game down, and having the focus on attack can break down defences and also make it entertaining.”It’s always fun to do, come up with new ways to be able to break down these defences.”Three days after the Baa-Baas game, the Wallabies depart Australia for a test in Japan enroute to their spring tour in Europe, suggesting Cooper’s national career may be over. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES (Caption: Quade Cooper will captain the Barbarians against Australia in Sydney)last_img read more

Piggies get new uniforms for 50 year anniversary

first_imgThe moment is extra special as this year marks 50 years of the club’s existence.The uniforms for the men’s team were sponsored by former Piggies player, Api Kassman.Coach and former PNG Pukpuks and Piggies player, George Hoki said he was very grateful to former players like Kassman who still supported the club today.He said he is confident his team has enough firepower to win games and make the finals with the experience of senior player in former Pukpuks , Raymond Vagi and current Pukpuks player, James Lumaris mixed with some  of the younger players.The Piggies opened their Amaiu Cup campaign with a comfortable 22-7 win over Wanderers (1) this afternoon in their first match.They will play their second match tonight.last_img

Núñez dazzles Guardiola

first_imgAthletic, aware of this, tries to renew it. Although, today, it seems almost impossible. The positions between club and player are far apart. His contract ends in 2023 and Athletic intends to extend the duration and raise the termination clause. However, the offer they make would place him below Yeray and far from Íñigo Martínez, while the soccer player would only value raising his clause if the offer approached him in the salary step to Íñigo Martínez. If that does not happen, Nunez will not accept the renewal. And there is a high probability that it will come out next summer …The City is not the only big one that follows. Bayern is very interested in having him, while Inter Milan also intends to sign him. In Spain, Barcelona also handles very good reports. Therefore, in summer you will have many options on the table to choose from.In the last month the situation of Núñez has taken a radical turn. Garitano is routinely using the three central system, which opens the doors of ownership because when he uses four defense the holders are Íñigo Martínez and Yeray. However, Athletic have given their best version in the last matches with three central defense (neither Madrid nor Barça managed to score a goal). Therefore, Unai Núñez is expected to continue regularly by the end of the season and thus be able to fulfill one of his main objectives: go to the Tokyo Olympics. Pep Guardiola has on his radar Unai Núñez, Athletic center, to strengthen the defense of Manchester City. The English team has asked in recent months about the situation of the player and the high level he exhibited against Barcelona in the Cup has not gone unnoticed. He showed that he cannot pressure him when the most demanding meetings arrive. It would not be the first Athletic center that the Catalan coach takes, since in January 2018 he paid the Laporte clause.The contractual situation of Núñez makes him the target of the greats of Europe. With only 23 years has already played 63 games with the first Athletic team and its termination clause is 30 million, a very affordable amount in the current market for a player with his projection.last_img read more

LaLiga and the Federation are accused of disloyalty in the trial of the ‘Miami Plan’

first_imgLaLiga and the Federation follow the gresca and different accusations have been crossed, with witnesses involved, obstacles and unfair competition during the trial for the ‘Plan Miami’. The employer’s demand to the RFEF for trying to play a First Division game outside of Spain, after the failed attempts of Girona-Barcelona and Villarreal-Atlético, will be resolved by Judge Ana María Aguado. Who has listened to both parties and their witnesses for more than three hours. The agency chaired by Thebes is afraid to see its international expansion slowed and a decrease in television revenues; while the institution led by Luis Rubiales warns that if the Miami Spain Plan is carried out, it could be harmed in his candidacy to host a World Cup.María José López, a lawyer from LaLiga, argued the employer’s intention to take a match of the 380 of the league competition outside in the strategy of international expansion and to increase the value of audiovisual rights: “It is imperative to maintain the level of international income. The positioning cannot be lost, because otherwise the balance is broken. In addition, taking a game outside its headquarters is allowed, since the applicable regulations allow it. ” “The RFEF has said that it is necessary to maintain the balance, but denies it to LaLiga. They have had unfair conduct. LaLiga followed all the procedures well in advance, but the FEF requested requirements outside the norm. It worked unfairly. and hindered the rules of the game and the market in which LaLiga competes “he added.And is that the accusation told the Federation to take advantage of its negotiations with Relevent, the promoter with whom they have an agreement for 15 years and that would be responsible for bringing a First Division match to the United States, as he said Boris Gudner, executive of the American firm, negotiated to bring the Spanish Super Cup to the United States. “LaLiga concurs in the same market as the Federation and these must be sanctioned because they have taken advantage of the bond that has been created with Relevent. In the negotiations that they had with our partner, the Federation is presented as the only provider of Spanish football able to remove it outside our territory. They intend to replace one project (the one in LaLiga) with another (the Super Cup) “, said the employer’s lawyer.In addition, the employer pointed to that tournament organized by the Federation as an activity similar to the one they pursue: “The disloyalty is evident in comparison with the Super Cup process. They celebrated it two seasons ago in Tangier and there is no writing processed by the clubs. LaLiga does meet the requirements of each team accepting the request. The Federation did not consult FIFA. “ In addition, Óscar Mayo, director of LaLiga, pointed to a conversation that would have kept Thebes and Rubiales in Morocco as a signal for them to venture with the Miami Plan: “Rubiales told him that playing the Super Cup in Tangier opened the door for LaLiga to also play outside”. “If we want to remain competitive and grow we have to do it outside of Spain, here the value of our rights is quite saturated. It is not just a game in Miami, but everything that generates,” says Mayo.Tomás González Cueto, lawyer of the Federation, denied LaLiga’s accusations and accused of creating an artificial need: “A league game has never been played outside its territory. Never ever. When FIFA heard about the Premier project in 2008 it lasted nothing. They knew the repercussions it could have for its project to host a World Cup. The same situation in which Spain is located. FIFA understands that the regulation does not endorse these types of matches and hopefully this is not the first time. ““The criteria established by FIFA for the protection of football integrity are not met. It affects the equality of the competition and we have contributed the letters of Barcelona and Madrid asking the FEF not to allow the celebration of that game in Miami “continued. “LaLiga has tried to justify its expansion in the United States by a party. When they only see 8%. The Miami game is a whim and a test of strength with the Federation. It is an artificial necessity.”Regarding the Relevent negotiations and the US market, Cueto said: “Relevent wanted to ‘cast’ an authorization in the negotiations. The RFEF goes face to face even if they risk being split at times. It will be an irreconcilable enemy. Who wants to negotiate with an organization that has behaved as it has behaved”. “We cannot be accused of obstruction when deadlines are met. The Federation is not going to take the party to the United States.” In addition, he warned of a possible consequence of being allowed to play outside the stadium of the corresponding team: “Many clubs might be tempted to sell the right to play at home. It does not guarantee equality. The Federation has to ensure this. LaLiga is not a sports manager, just an organizer.”Tomás González Cueto was very clear about the only scenario in which the Federation would open his hand to accept to take a game out of Spain: “We will be the first to support LaLiga if FIFA changes the rules.”last_img read more

Box 7 of La Quiniela, belonging to the Eibar-Real Sociedad is a two

first_imgBox 7 of the quinielistic ticket belonging to this weekend has a final sign as two. This is already on the website of State Lotteries and Betting after the draw held tonight. That box belonged to Eibar-Real Sociedad, but the match was suspended yesterday due to pollution due to a landfill fire. In these cases, the competition regulations say that the sign of the postponed match on the ticket is decided by lottery. It has resulted in a two.Article 39 of La Quiniela“A. If the outcome of any match could not be determined by application of the 38th rule and SELAE had official knowledge before the twenty-four hours of Thursday of the week prior to that of the date of the day, will proceed to designate another party in substitution of that one and will communicate it immediately to the participants by the public means at its reach and through its web page ““B. If SELAE had official knowledge after this period, the results not determined from the contest will be obtained by applying the following rules: to] They will be decided by lottery, for the exclusive purposes of the contest, the results of the games not counted in the day, although in such case the 15 games of the ticket were found.b] The draw of the combinable matches subject to this system will be carried out in their corresponding order. For each of them they will be introduced in A hype one hundred balls.c] These balls will be red, blue and yellow. A red ball will indicate the victory of the consigned team first of the draw. A blue ball will indicate the tie. A yellow ball will indicate the victory of the second team.d] The number of balls of each color will correspond to the many percent of the signs predicted by the participants, in each one of the matches not counted in the day, registered in the central system, rounding by excess or by default the decimals. SELAE, prior to the draw, will announce the percentage of the signs predicted by the participants in each of the games not counted on the day by the public media at your fingertips“.last_img read more

The burning nail of Girona is to make 11 record days

first_imgThe last two draws in the league (against Mirandés and Albacete) have caused Girona’s direct promotion options this year to be scarce, but it is not an impossible mission. What’s more, the rojiblanco team has accustomed its fans to make good end of the season when he has been a member of the Second Division and is the burning nail that he intends to hold on to in order to advance to the First Division.At present, Pep Lluís Martí’s team accumulates 47 points and is eight from second place, Zaragoza. Hunting it down is one of the priorities, but still looking back because the seventh, the Mirandés, is only five points away. Not failing in the next duels against Las Palmas and Racing and ensuring six points out of six would give a moral boost to a Girona that seeks and needs the last 11 days to be a record. And all so the playoff train doesn’t escape and dream until the end, which will be when you have direct duels against Zaragoza, Cádiz and Almería, with having the possibility of fighting to climb directly. Except for the last two years in First, the past was to forget, the rojiblanco team has reached the last stages of the campaign well when it was in Second. And that the one of the promotion course, the 2016-17, only 12 points out of 33 were signed. But the mattress that the Machín team carried at that time was enough so that the objective did not escape him. The previous ones, in which the playoffs ended and the one of the miraculous permanence of the 2013-14, are to frame. And now they must lead the way. The average that Marti’s team seeks to complete should exceed 20 points out of 33 possible because this would allow him to increase the pressure on his pursuers and leave them without excessive margin of error. In the locker room, they would like to reflect on what was done in the 2014-15 season, when 26 points were collected and the playoff came in third place. But without a doubt, one that marked Girona a lot and that started a glorious path because it was the arrival of Machín to the Girona bench was the one of the 2013-14 campaign. The block reached the 11 days of the League as the last classified with only 30 points and in the last section sealed 21. Not only was the tenure reached, but it finished sixteenth. That shows that everything is possible. And in Girona they have the sample.Martí adds 55.5 percent of the pointsGirona bet on Pep Lluís Martí to redirect the situation after a somewhat convulsive start with Juan Carlos Unzué. The latter only managed to add 44 percent of the disputed points and the sports management opted for his dismissal. Now With Martí it seems that there is more regularity, but his numbers are not entirely exceptional either. What’s more, in his 18 games he has managed to tie 30 points, 55.5 percent, after eight wins, six draws and four defeats. Adding one by one is what is weighing him down lately, but there is confidence.last_img read more

Torrecilla asks for passage at Atleti

first_imgVirginia Torrecilla has gone from less to more this season, in which she has not yet managed to settle in Atlético’s eleven. The Balearic midfielder, who came to the rojiblanco club this summer after dazzling with his game at the World Cup in France, It has not had the desired continuity with Madrid. However, the player seems to have gained prominence after the arrival of Dani González on the mattress bench. A greater participation that is accompanied by its good performance with Spain. In this latest stoppage of national teams, Son Severa has been one of La Roja’s most outstanding players, with which he has achieved a creditable second position in the prestigious SheBelieves Cup tournament, where the best teams in the world have been measured. Torrecilla is pure muscle of the La Roja machine room and little by little he is becoming so of Atlético. “Atleti is to bleed, it is to have to leave everything, to leave your lung before each game, because you have to finish it and know that you have done everything“, the Mallorcan player assured in a video with Futre published by the rojiblanco club.” In the end the pressure is to give more of you. It is knowing that there is a hobby behind you that is for you and for the whole team. As a player and professional who has been in several teams, I tell you that Atlético de Madrid’s fans have no club“Torrecilla stressed.Very well settled in the dressing room, where she has established a great friendship with pillars like Lola Gallardo, the one considered as one of the best midfielders in Spain pursues success as a red and white. In his record he already has 3 leagues and 2 Queen’s Cups and now he wants to add a Champions, with the close and historic quarterfinal elimination against Barça, a team that Virginia has taken the measure well.last_img read more