May 31, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “When this filly broke her maiden, she made the lead very easy.  She doesn’t like you to take any hold of her, you just have to leave her alone and she does her job.”TRAINER QUOTESRUBEN ALVARADO, ASSISTANT TO WINNING TRAINER PETER MILLER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER:  “We weren’t worried about her leaving the gate today (referring to her unseating her jockey at the start of the Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 27).  The next day, she seemed fine and she walked for a few days after that and everything was good.  It was great to get Abel back on her today, he knows her very well.”JEFF HAYES, OWNER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “My brother named the horse she’s by Midshipman and Leucothea is a sea goddess so he thought, hey, that’s a good name. I was worried about it but he assured me that the horse makes the name. She had some trouble at Elis (July 4, 2019) and didn’t break well, she took up at the 3/8th pole and again in the stretch, so we knew she could run a little bit but I never thought she could win like this. It was tough coming in today because we won so easily at Del Mar (August 8, 2019), then we did so badly in the Chandelier Stakes (Sept. 27). I think we bounced and dropped the jockey, so we didn’t know exactly what we had, but today is a better indication.“We are very happy.”NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable, SoCal Seven Racing and Brian McGoldrick.last_img read more

Taylor leads England fightback

February 10, 2020

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (AP):James Taylor led England’s fightback on the first day of the first test against South Africa as his half-century took the tourists out of trouble and to 179-4 at stumps yesterday.The 5-foot-6 Taylor – affectionately nicknamed ‘Titch’ – stood tall for England to make 70 after Dale Steyn’s fiery early burst had the tourists struggling at 12-2 in overcast, fast-bowler-friendly conditions in Durban.”It couldn’t have been more perfect conditions for the South African bowling unit, so, overall, I thought it was a pretty solid day for us,” Taylor said.Steyn struck the first blows with the dismissals of England captain Alastair Cook for a duck and Test debutant Alex Hales for 10. Joe Root’s aggressive innings of 24 ended swiftly, leaving Taylor and Nick Compton to steady the innings.Compton was 63 not out and helped Taylor rescue England with a 125-run partnership on the opening day of the four-Test series against the top-ranked Proteas.Steyn ended their resistance when he tempted Taylor to hang his bat out and feather an edge to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers right at the end of the day.”I loved batting today. It’s just a shame I couldn’t kick on,” Taylor said.last_img read more

Pacio guns for ONE strawweight title in Naito rematch

January 18, 2020

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kingad’s lone loss of his career was against former flyweight World champion Adriano Moraes in 2017 but has since moved on from the defeat and racked up two straight victories.China’s Ma Hao Bin (10-3) will duke it out against former flyweight champion Kairat Akhmetov (21-2) of Kazakhstan.Filipino Jomary Torres will look to extend her perfect 4-0 professional record when she faces Indonesia’s Lumban Gaol (3-3) in their atomweight bout.Victorio Senduk (3-1) from Indonesia will look to bounce back from his last loss to Sor Sey as he takes on compatriot Sunoto Peringkat (9-4).ADVERTISEMENT Serena thinking of slain sister shortly before lopsided loss Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Joshua Pacio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoshua Pacio will have another chance at the ONE strawweight title when he faces defending champion Yoshitaka Naito in the promotion’s Conquest of Heroes on Sept. 22 at Jakarta Convention Center.This will be the second fight between the two martial artists after Naito (13-1) successfully defended his title on Oct. 7, 2016 submitting Pacio (12-2) 1:33 into the third round with a rear naked choke.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Pacio has since won four of his last five fights and will head to their fight bringing a three-fight winning streak.If Pacio wins the title he will join Team Lakay teammates Geje Eustaquio, the flyweight champion, and Kevin Belingon, the interim bantamweight champion, as current ONE title holders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pacio, 22, could also become the fifth champion that has come out of the storied stable from Baguio with Honorio Banario and Eduard Folayang having once held the featherweight and lightweight straps, respectively.Danny Kingad (10-1), another teammate of Pacio’s, will also see action in Jakarta and will face Japan’s Yuya Wakamatsu (10-2) in a flyweight bout. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Stop pussy-footing around with the sugar industry

January 17, 2020

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to Mr EB John’s letter: “Fundamentally counterproductive interventions on GuySuCo” in a section of the media.One cannot gainsay the excellent points made by Mr John about the deep psychosocial role and impact of GuySuCo and the sugar industry on the lives of Guyanese who work and live on the sugar estates. As someone whose roots are firmly planted in this nodal industry, I also feel a deep sense of hurt and disappointment at the virtual ruination taking place in the sugar industry.However, I do not believe that any amount of sentimentality will return the industry to its halcyonic days. Those days belong to an era when the industry was under private ownership or management by an ‘independent’ management ‘contractor’.So, as long as the Government continues to ‘pussy-foot’ with its control of the industry, the decline will continue; to me there can be no better solution but to return to the ‘status quo ante’, ie, to accept the recommendations of its own Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the industry to completely privatise it or appoint an effective, independent management team to run it.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Miller-San Clemente girls matchup is a clash of styles

January 11, 2020

first_imgMiller coach Mel Wilkins is stubborn and isn’t likely to have his team fall back into a halfcourt defense tonight. So the game essentially becomes a matter of whether San Clemente can handle the Rebels’ in-your-face man pressure. The Miller heat is applied mainly by freshman guard Chloe Wells (16.2 points, 4.8 steals per game), junior guard Lola Wells (10.9 ppg., 3.8 spg) and junior guard Briana Hall (12 ppg., 3.9 spg). “The Wells sisters are really good. They’re athletic and they make good decisions with the ball. They create a lot of problems on defense,” Mulligan said. Of Hall, who scored 25 points in the quarterfinal against Woodland Hills, he added: “And that Hall looks pretty good, too.” Other key Rebels are guard Keisha Mackall (10.6 ppg. and forward Jessica Rosa (5.6 rebounds per game). Junior center Kenisha McKee is Miller’s tallest player at 6-foot-1 and she’ll have to stay out of foul trouble against San Clemente’s talented post players. The Tritons have three players 6-1 or taller, led by 6-1 sophomore center Kristen Riley (12.8 ppg., 10.9 rpg) and 6-3 sophomore center Jacqui Marshall (9.1 ppg., 6.9 rpg). “I know that Miller is excellent at what they do, which is to press and trap all over and create a lot of problems. Whichever team is able to dictate the style of play will have a huge advantage.” The winner advances to the SoCal Regional final March 17 at Pauley Pavilion against the winner of tonight’s other semifinal game between Long Beach Poly and Newhall Hart. Fans who attend tonight’s San Clemente girls basketball game at Miller can see it all when the teams meet at 7 tonight in a CIF-State Southern California Regional semifinal. “We have a balanced attack with two big post players,” San Clemente coach Mary Mulligan said. “We have a strong inside game and some decent guards. We’d like to play a halfcourt game. center_img Other Tritons to watch are Amanda Franz (14.2 ppg) and Andrea Wertz (11.5 ppg., 47 3-pointers). Miller fell behind Taft by 13 points in the first half on Tuesday night when the visitors repeatedly beat the Rebel defense and made layups. But the Miller pressure eventually got to Taft, producing a rash of turnovers and Rebel layups in the second half. But Mulligan said San Clemente has been competent against the press so far, and experienced some intense pressure in a CIF-Southern Section quarterfinal game against Pasadena Muir. San Clemente defeated Muir 52-46. This is San Clemente’s seventh trip to the Southern California Regional, which it has never won. Miller, winners of 22 consecutive games, is making its first appearance in the regional. A big crowd is expected tonight. Mulligan said San Clemente’s last game drew 1,800 fans and the Tritons are sending two buses of fans to Fontana tonight. Miller’s side of the gym was almost full for its last game against Woodland Hills Taft. In a D2 girls SoCal regional semifinal game, Norco (28-3) is at Ayala (29-3). Norco is paced by Tyler Howard and Cierra Windham, who average 17.9 and 17 points per game, respectively. In D5 play, Mesa Grande Academy (23-6) makes the long trek to No. 1-seeded San Luis Obispo Mission Prep (21-9). Mission Prep is led by Leigh Yetter (15 ppg). Mesa Grande is paced by Carla Bartlett (12.8 ppg). The Twentynine Palms boys (29-2) face the most difficult challenge of the quarterfinals, traveling to Lakewood Artesia (30-2) to face the No. 1-seeded team in D3. Artesia has an inordinate amount of size and talent, including six players who are 6-3 or taller. That includes sophomore 6-10 Renardo Sidney (18.1 ppg.). Other Artesia players to watch are James Harden (18.5 ppg) and Malik Story (15.1 ppg.). Twentynine Palms is paced by 6-3 sophomore forward Montreal Harris (17.4 ppg.) and guard Nico Matthews (13.4 ppg). The Wildcats have won 15 consecutive games. In D4, Ontario Christian (25-5) is at San Diego Horizon (23-6). Horizon is led by Marquise Carter (20.1 ppg). Ontario Christian has been paced by Justus Jones (17 ppg) and Tyler Vanderzee (13.1 ppg). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


December 27, 2019

first_imgThe Christmas Mini Hamper was won by John Boyce 6 with 39 pts bot. Runner up was Danny Sweeney 22 with 39 pts. The gross winner was Mick Gallagher Jnr 6 with 31 gross pts. Third place was Edward McGroddy 10 with 36 pts.The front nine winner was Jimmy Gallagher and the back nine winner was Shane Doherty.From Monday the 19th the December all play on the Sandy Hills Links will be from the semi rough. If your golf ball lands on the fairway you must lift it and place it in the semi rough on either side. A ball in the semi-rough or rough must be played as it lies.Only a putter may be used on the fairway.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting green surrounds and all teeing areas on the Sandy Hills Links as we try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the winter months.All of the clearly marked areas on holes 1, 8, 9 and 13 that are currently under construction are ground under repair There will be an OPEN competition on the Sandy Hills Links on Tuesday the 27th, Saturday 31st (4BBB) and Monday 2nd Jan. Entries will be taken in the Pavilion Golf Shop.Entry fee – Members €7, Visitors €20 to include 2’s club.There will be a closed club competition on St. Stephens Day and again on New Years Day.All closed club competitions on both links at Rosapenna are played from the Blue Markers unless cleary stated otherwise.Gift Vouchers for the Pavilion Golf Shop are available from Frank Casey Jnr on 074-915-5000. PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more

Golf club blasts members for not filling divots

December 27, 2019

first_imgNAIRN AND PORTNOO GOLF CLUB: Members do not forget to take your divot bag when you play your round of golf, filling divots is a time consuming job for our green staff and it would be much appreciated if divots are filledThanks to all the teams who played in our Club Classic all monies raised will be used towards new machineryTony Dooley must have been driving well last Sunday as he was the winner of the Monthly Medal for September with a score of 73 just beating Lyle Taggart on a break of tie Results Sunday 25th Sept. 1st Tony Dooley (20) 73 b.o.t., 2nd Lyle Taggart (14) 73, 3rd Sean Mc Ginley (19) 74, Front Nine Manus Boyle Jnr. 33, Back Nine Mark Diver 38Fixtures Open every Wed. Sunday 2nd Oct. Single Stableford sponsored by Ardara Golf SocietyGolf club blasts members for not filling divots was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ClubDivotsgolfNairn and PortnooSportlast_img read more

Preparations underway for the ‘Great Duck Race’ at Urris GAA

December 27, 2019

first_imgBingo every Thursday night in St Mary,s Hall, Clonmany at 9.00pm. Every Thursday night until Christmas we will have Side Prizes plus a cuppa and biscuit for all bingo goers. So come along, bring a friend , try your luck and have a chat.Ducks are now on sale for €5 for our annual Duck Race on St Stephen’s Day at Binnion Bridge at 1pm. Ducks can be purchased from Alan Friel (0879029672), Adrian Doherty (0879810304) or Michael Doherty (S) 0879975610). Great prizes to be won on the day:1st Duck home €150.2nd Duck home: €100.3rd Duck home: €50.Last Duck home €50.Plus prizes for Best Dressed Duck and for guessing the correct time for the winning duck. Thanks to all who purchased ducks on Saturday past and to all sellers and Centra,Clonmany for your help on the day.December December 8th: No Jackpot winner….numbers drawn: 1, 6, 15 & 21. €15 winners:Anne Duffy, Urris. Cathy Doherty, Tullagh. Mick McConalogue, Chapel Glen. Erin Toland, Magheramore. Laura McDaid, 35 Gaddyduff.Jackpot next week €2,380. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly lotto. Underage training as follows:Friday: U6 upstairs in the Youth Club from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.Friday: U8 on the Astro from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.Friday: U10 Girls on Astro from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.Saturday: U10 boys on Astro from 11am to 12 noon.Cost €2 per child to cover cost of the venue.Please Note: Parents/Guardians of all ages must sign their children on Friday evening & on Saturday morning if it their first time attending training.GAA National Club Draw 2017: Tickets are now on sale for several excellent prizes including A new Opel Corsa Car, Travel vouchers, GAA All Ireland packages. Tickets are €10 and all funds raised by the club stays in the club to help with the day to day running of the club from under age to senior level. Club members and coaches will be out and about in the parish selling these tickets in the coming weeks. In addition to the prizes on the tickets the club is also running a club draw for all tickets sold, top prize an I phone, club merchandise etc.Preparations underway for the ‘Great Duck Race’ at Urris GAA was last modified: December 12th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-England man likens Three Lions’ win over Spain to Champions League game

December 26, 2019

first_imgJamie Carragher has likened England’s stunning Nations League win over Spain to a Champions League match.The Three Lions produced one of their best performances in living memory to keep alive their hopes of making it to the final stage of the competition on an historic night in Seville. Most Popular Football News 3 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 It was a night to remember for the players and all England fans BEST OF gameday cracker Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos “The best way to describe it was a great away Champions League performance like our teams in Europe. Champions League, not a boring international like we see too often.”Watch highlights of England’s win over SpainThe result leaves England second in Group A4 and crucially puts them above Spain in their head-to-head.However, in order to qualify for the last four, England must beat Croatia at Wembley on November 18 and hope Zlatko Dalic’s men can get at least a draw against the Spanish three days earlier. Carragher is impressed by this latest batch of England stars 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed England raced to a 3-0 lead at half-time thanks to Raheem Sterling’s brace and Marcus Rashford’s neat finish and although Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos pulled goals back for La Roja after the break, England claimed a well deserved three points.And Carragher compared the performance from Gareth Southgate’s men to that of England’s incredible 5-1 victory over Germany in Munich in September 2001.He added: “Credit to both sides but particularly to England. The only thing that can match tonight is maybe Germany 5-1. This is a game that those players will never forget.“What that says, watching England is like watching the best teams in the Premier League. They play the way the top teams in the world play. Michael Owen scored a hat-trick as England thrashed the Germans in their own back yard LATEST The entertaining game finished 3-2 to the visitors and Carragher credited both sides for creating a fine spectacle.The former England defender went on to say it was a perfect advert for the new competition which has previously taken a lot of criticism for its existence.Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: “That is one of the best international games I have seen in a long time. It was like watching a Champions League game.“This game is a massive statement for the tournament we are playing in now. Plenty of people have ridiculed this tournament including Premier League managers.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussionlast_img read more