Month: May 2020


RED-HOT VASILIKA ONE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES


first_imgRED-HOT VASILIKA ONE TO BEAT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 ROYAL HEROINE STAKES AS SEVEN FILLIES & MARES GO ONE MILE ON TURF  RACE IS ONE OF SEVEN STAKES ON SANTA ANITA DERBY/BIG ‘CAP DAY   ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2019)–Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika, a winner of 12 out of her last 14 starts, heads a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita.  One of seven stakes, five of them graded, the Royal Heroine is part of a blockbuster program that will also include three Grade I events, the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks.The Richard Baltas-trained Ms Bad Behavior, who has been third and second to Vasilika in her last two outings, would appear to be the second choice in the race with Mike Smith set to ride her back.VASILIKAOwner:  All Schlaich Stables, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George TodaroTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferThe absolute epitome of a competitive Thoroughbred, this 5-year-old Skipshot mare finds a way to win virtually every time she races.  One of the best claims in California racing history, she was haltered for $40,000 13 starts back on Feb. 11, 2018 and she’s won 10 out of her 12 starts with Hollendorfer, including five graded stakes, one of them a Grade I (Rodeo Drive, at 1 ¼ miles on turf, five starts back on Sept. 29).  With an overall mark of 30-15-4-3, Vasilika has earnings of $938,595.MS BAD BEHAVIOROwner:  Sayjay Racing, LLC, Greg Hall and Brooke HubbardTrainer:  Richard BaltasSecond, beaten 1 ½ lengths by Vasilika two starts back in the Grade III, one mile turf Megahertz Stakes Jan. 21, she made the lead turning for home in the Grade II Buena Vista at a mile on grass Feb. 23, but was no match for the top selection and finished third by 2 ¾ lengths.  A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Blame, Ms Bad Behavior, who was bred in Ontario, Canada, is five-time graded stakes placed with an overall mark of 15-3-7-3.THE GRADE II ROYAL HEROINE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 5 of 11 Approximate post time 2 p.m. PTVasilika–Flavien Prat–124Ms Bad Behavior–Mike Smith–120Meal Ticket–Drayden Van Dyke–120Cordiality–Joe Talamo–120Raven’s Lady–Kent Desormeaux–120Space Talk–Rafael Bejarano–120Smoovie–Martin Garcia–120Special early first post time for an 11-race card that will also include the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, the Grade III Providencia Stakes and two ungraded stakes for California-bred or sired horses, the $200,000 Evening Jewel and the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes, is at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


Mourinho wishes topless Dele happy birthday as Spurs duo keep distance


first_img11JOSE MOURINHO wished Dele Alli a very personal happy birthday – after spotting his Spurs star across the road while out for a stroll.The Tottenham boss was sticking to guidelines and keeping his distance when a topless Dele, who turns 24 today, stepped outside his house in North London.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates11 Spurs star Dele popped outside his house topless today when he bumped into boss Mourinho other the over side of the roadCredit: NHPIX11 The Portuguese kept his distance as he wished his player a happy 24th birthdayCredit: NHPIX11 Mourinho stuck to the guidelines today after being pictured apparently taking a training session with three Spurs players in a park earlier this weekCredit: NHPIXMourinho, 57, risked a telling off from police earlier this week after he appeared to flout coronavirus guidelines by taking a training session in a London park.Pictures appeared to show the Spurs boss doing drills with club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele on Hadley Common.Youngster Ryan Sessegnon and central defender Davinson Sanchez were also spotted jogging side by side.Mourinho has since apologised for his actions and looked to have learned his lesson while keeping a safe distance away from Alli – who himself went on a two-night binge with the season suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak – when out and about today.Our photos show Mourinho – who wore a coronavirus mask for his sunshine stroll – keeping the other side of the road while talking to his player.The Special One, who was out at the same time as goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos and Spurs tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho, even stopped to take a photo on his allotted period of exercise during the global pandemic.Dele – who lives about five minutes away from Mourinho – took to Instagram after his chance encounter with his boss to show how he is coping with being stuck indoors.11 Mourinho stopped to admire the view and take a photo when out on his walkCredit: NHPIX11 The England and Spurs midfielder is celebrating his 24th birthdayCredit: NHPIX11 Mourinho lives close to Alli and was enjoying the sunshine on his time outdoors amid the coronavirus pandemicCredit: NHPIX11 Alli joked he was having a brilliant birthday in isolationCredit: Instagram @Dele11 The Spurs ace put up a number of photos showing how he was celebrating his birthday – which he appeared to be spending with girlfriend Ruby MaeCredit: Instagram / @deleGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeallatest football newsTHE WIN CROWDFA 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 CelticThe England midfielder posted a brilliant photo of himself playing Twister on his own, as well as flipping a burger, with the caption: “Isolation birthday #stayhome.”However, it appears Dele was not totally by himself.Girlfriend Ruby Mae posted a short clip to her Instagram of Dele playing the game – and slammed him for his skills, shouting: “You’re s***!”11 Dele appeared to be sticking to the isolation guidelines in the company of stunning girlfriend Ruby MaeCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source11 Mourinho and Alli are, like the rest of us, waiting to find out when the Premier League season will resumeCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdDele Alli posts hilarious Lion King mock with dog Uno as Tottenham star shows off giant projector TV at his houselast_img read more


EAP lose by 94 runs to Western Australia


first_imgSwitching back to the 50 over format of the game, Western Australia batted first and set a target of 209 for victory after batting out the innings.This was thanks to Julian Crudeli’s unbeaten knock of 62 runs.With the ball, Crudeli destroyed the EAP batting attack taking three wickets to help bowl out EAP for 115.Alei Nao from PNG was outstanding for EAP finishing with 32 runs and bowling figures of 4-24.In the women’s matches yesterday, EAP has an easy eight-wicket win over Western Australia Country.Photo credit: Cricket Illawarra Facebook Pagelast_img


Míchel wants to recover Juan Carlos Real and Dani Raba


first_imgConsecutive defeats against Rayo Vallecano and Mirandés indicated In a direct way to two Barça players: Juan Carlos Real and Dani Raba. The two soccer players they didn’t live their best afternoons in both meetings and Míchel took letters in matter and left them out of eleven in the clash of the Copa del Rey in Laredo and in the crashes in front of Real Zaragoza and Elche. Since they were ‘punished’ they have only had 13 minutes for the Galician and 10 for the Cantabrian in the last three games.A touch of attention for two of the most unbalanced players of the Catalans, but which are key for the future plans of the people of Osca. The challenge ahead the coach goes through recover the best version of the two players and begin to give them relevance in a week loaded with matches, since the azulgranas they face Cultural Leonesa in Copa del Rey, in Liga al Tenerife in El Alcoraz and Real Oviedo in Carlos Tartiere. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 9, 2020 Juan Carlos is he top scorer of Huesca, along with Okazaki and Mikel Rico, with four goals each and Raba adds three. The midfielder and the end have been overcome in the last lineups by David Ferreiro and Sergio Gómez in the last two league commitments. With the loss of the player assigned by Borussia Dortmund by a muscle elongation, the opportunity will come for either of us players who could have their first revalidation this Saturday in the Kingdom of León.Yáñez: “There is no easy rival in the Cup”Rubén Yáñez will start in the Kingdom of León instead of Álvaro Fernández. In the previous tie against Laredo he was chosen to defend the Barca goal: “There is no easy rival, we saw it in the other phase, in which we had a tough game, although Our goal is always to win and pass. We are prepared and it is a match to take advantage of it. It’s always good to have good individual feelings, because that indicates that you have been able to help the team. “He explained the keeper given by Getafe.last_img read more


Wawrinka returns to quarters and Zverev hits the key


first_imgZverev opens in the quarterAlexander Zverev, on the different hand, didn’t know what it’s to step on the quarter-finals in a quick observe Grand Slam. Till this Monday. The German, who has reached that spherical in Roland Garros the final two years, had his roof at the US Open and Australia in the spherical of 16. He broke it at the expense of the Russian Rublev, whom he knocked out in a bit of over an hour and a half with a triple 6-4. To proceed with the milestones of the German, is the third in his nation that manages to get up to now in the Australian Open. Earlier than, solely Tommy Haas, in the distant 2007, and his brother Mischa, in 2017 had achieved it. His 75% of firsts, with 11 direct serves, and his steadiness of 34 profitable errors for 23 unforced errors opened the doorways earlier than a Rublev failed (24 errors not compelled by 17 winners) and, as normal, erratic at the service (5 double faults). Outcomes of the males’s crew of the Australian Open. Stan Wawrinka is again in the high eight of the Australian Open. The Swiss, champion in 2014, didn’t step on the quarterfinals of the first Grand Slam of the 12 months since 2017, earlier than the sequence of bodily issues that lowered their efficiency between 2018 and 2019 and that, it appears, have already been left behind. Wawrinka shocked Russian Daniil Medvedev, fourth seeded and finalist final 12 months, with a decent 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (2) and 6-2, in a match that approached The three and a half hours length. “One other unimaginable recreation with a particular environment. It’s wonderful to proceed enjoying right here and at this stage,” mentioned the Swiss, who reaches the fifth final spherical of the event for the fifth time (he’s already the fifth most profitable with Raonic and Tsonga and leads 18 rooms amongst all Grand Slam). Wawrinka received effectively (69% first and 18 aces), and there started to prop up a win backed by 71 profitable pictures. He performed with the threat, as evidenced by his 64 unforced errors. Medvedev had beforehand defeated him in the three duels that they had held in the greats. This time he bumped into the model of Wawrinka that not way back had him amongst the greatest gamers in the world and that’s returning him to the high of the rating (it’s 15th). There are already 300 wins for ‘Stanimal’ on the circuit. last_img read more


Maffeo: “The team works hard, you have to have intensity”


first_imgFor this Saturday’s meeting, Girona cannot count on Cristhian Stuani, sanctioned, and it is a sensitive casualty. The rojiblanco wardrobe does not hide it and it is that in what it takes of course it has signed 22 so many. Of course, Maffeo is hopeful and notes that he trusts the partner who supplants him. “When you have Stuani you know that you always have a reference above. But there are more players in the team and we trust everyone”he commented. Finally, he wanted to send a message to the fans. In particular he demanded patience if they go back through a bump of results: “I hope people support us, as they have been doing so far. There may be bad times because not everything is going to be rosy, but we want them to be with us. We thank you for what you do for us. “ Girona is up in the good wave and this Saturday before the Ponferradina, in Montilivi, wants hit the table again and continue to show that you want to continue in the fight to ascend to First. Pablo Maffeo has offered on Thursday a press conference in La Vinya and explained that “We can’t keep an eye on the rivals, let’s see how much they add up, and look at us. This team aspires to everything. “The rojiblancos chain four days without falling.Humility prevails in the locker room and a change has been necessary. We are seeing that the team works hard and we hope to continue like this. You have to have a lot of intensity in the matches and training. ” Ponferradina what is only three points from the sixth classified, Elche, and that, according to Maffeo, “it’s very hard. “The defense, which is in great shape and is indisputable to Pep Lluís Martí (this course has already exceeded 2,000 minutes), He is happy in Girona and is confident of reaching the goal of returning to Primera. “I think I’m at the best moment, I feel good on and off the field. But now I can’t relax.”He said to ask for calm when talking about goals because “We must go game by game. We must all be united, make the least possible mistakes and play calmly. If we are intense as before and we play better than the opponent we will have more chances to win. “ LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 20, 2020last_img read more


Vitor Baía: “If I am the best Portuguese goalkeeper? Without a doubt …”


first_img“The way Mourinho prepared us was excellent. So much so that when Manchester United played us in the Champions League, what was the first thing we did? ApplaudWe were all happy, as if without thinking: “Finally, someone at our level. We are going to face a challenge and we are going to do it.” That was Jose’s style and you could see it inside the locker room. Now I can tell you something else. There were games in which we bet on how much we were going to win. And not only in the league, also in international matches. We had that confidence. We were on another level, “said the doorman.Baía was twice named Footballer of the Year and has a very complete record. In Barelona LaLiga won, two Copa del Rey, one Recopa, two Super Cups from Spain and one from Europe. In Porto, his record is crowned by a Champions League, a UEFA, ten Leagues, five Cups, an Intercontinental and nine Super Cups. Vitor Baía was Porto’s goalkeeper for years, excluding a brief stint at FC Barcelona. The Portuguese defended the goal of the squad led by Jose Mourinho, who came out champion of Europe and accumulated up to 80 international appearances throughout his career.Yesterday, in the ‘FC Porto em casa’ program it was clear, He is considered the best Portuguese goalkeeper and part of a historical generation. “Because we want to be kind and politically correct, we try to be careful with those things. But with my age and experience, I have no doubt (of which is the best). You get tired of hearing some things, especially from a generation that has not seen us play. This pause has even been useful for that. We played a lot and we were the best, no doubt, “explained the goalkeeper.Within this program he also valued teammates and coaches and highlighted another name: Jose Mourinho. About Mourinho highlights his ability to be motivated and how he got a dominant team.last_img read more


The reasons that make it possible for Madrid to sign Haaland


first_imgThe player’s will.It is evident that the dream of any young person is to play for Real Madrid. Haaland is very happy with the opportunity that Borussia is giving him, and he is taking advantage of it (12 goals in eleven games to date). His idea, in fact, is to keep progressing. Right now prioritize having minutes. And that’s what he thought about when he chose Borussia and not another great one. But on the other hand, Odegaard has done a great job in the field and told him about the excellence of the White House. If the time comes, Odegaard will say yes.Trond Tandberg & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Trond Tandberg (Getty Images) It is the great name of Real Madrid for the summer. There is another. But given the need to sign a striker, Pogba, Zidane’s great endeavor, is in the background. The coronavirus crisis has made Madrid aware that it will be a very difficult summer. If it is already very difficult for one of them to come, it is almost impossible for the white entity to recruit both of them at the same time. There is priority for the Norwegian. This is the X-ray of the reasons that allow us to be optimistic for his signing: Benzema is backThe figure of Benzema, whom Florentino had to personally sign at his home in the Bron Terraillon neighborhood, has prevented Real Madrid from signing any great striker in the last decade. He arrived in 2009 and, since then, Madrid have tried to prevent him from having a substitute who could overshadow him. It is also true that Cristiano was the one who scored the goals. But Benzema is already back. He is 32 years old and, although his fitness is excellent, he ends his contract in 2022. And you have to think about signing a good nine, especially if you get within range. But Benzema has a good key.MARCELO DEL POZO & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>MARCELO DEL POZO (REUTERS) Hans-Joaquin WatzkeThe CEO of Borussia is in love with the management of Florentino Pérez and a great friend of his. Obviously, he watches over the interests of the entity he represents, but if the operation were triggered by Raiola forcing it, Watzke would give Madrid top priority. As this newspaper has learned, PSG has strongly joined Madrid’s interest in the striker. It would sound strange that Dortmund sold Haaland if he just signed him, but it would extract an extraordinary capital gain: it cost him 20 million (plus another 23 in commissions) and would sell it for an amount close to 100.WOLFGANG RATTAY & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>WOLFGANG RATTAY (REUTERS)center_img Jovic and SanchoIf the Serb had turned out, Madrid would not even be talking about the need to sign a striker. Only two goals in 24 games. A kind of small disaster for a player who cost 60 million at age 21. Now some behavioral problems are beginning to emerge, which came up in his fleeting time at Benfica. The normal thing is that, although the message he sends is that he has him, Madrid tries to find a way out: sold if it is to sign Haaland. On the other hand, Borussia, a specialist in finding very valuable young players, has another young striker who is working perfectly, Jadon Sancho.DAILY AS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>DAILY AS (DAILY AS) Raiola is for the work.He is the most influential representative of the moment and engages with Mendes and Barnett. And he thinks that, with respect to the last two, the only thing he lacks in his career is to put a top player on the Madrid squad. Before, his difficult relationship with Florentino, which has dragged on since the signing of Pogba in 2016 was frustrated, made it difficult. Now, the transfer of Areola, also his player, has made it easier for him to strengthen ties with José Ángel Sánchez. Raiola would facilitate the operation.VI-Images & nbsp; (VI-Images via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>VI-Images (VI-Images via Getty Images)last_img read more


Castillejo: “In San Siro you feel football: I want to stay here”


first_imgSamu Castillejo (Málaga, January 18, 1995) tells AS these weeks of quarantine and his desire to return to the green. The former Villarreal is already an untouchable in Milan: in 2020, according to ‘WhoScored’, he is the player with the most key passes (31) in the top leagues in Europe.– Samu, how is the quarantine living?– Well, doing what you can at home. We alternate one day of training by video call to another with the aerobic work they send us.– How are you physically?– Right now much more tired when I do aerobic or strength work. It shows that you have not seen a field for many days. If the championship resumes, we will need a little time to get ready.– The COVID-19 touched him closely with the infections of Paolo and Daniel Maldini.– Yes, I discussed it with Dani. Paolo was worse, but they managed the disease well and luckily they are already cured. When the virus approaches you like this, you are truly afraid.– They are weeks of solidarity gestures: the news of the 3,000 masks that he donated to the Civil Guard, the National Police and the Quirón hospital in Malaga came out.– It is a detail for my people, for Malaga. Since the pandemic started I have been thinking about how to help. I heard that masks were missing there and I wanted to contribute my grain of sand.– After a year and a half with little space, before the break he had been untouchable for Pioli for months.– Those who know me know how hard I am, beyond the appearance I can give for my hair or my tattoos, I am a very humble boy. The first year was adaptive, it is difficult to show what one has playing 15 minutes and a starting game every two or three weeks. Change is always born when they put you to play, beyond the systems. If there is confidence and they make you feel important, you enter a good climate with yourself.– There were many rumors about a goodbye to Milan …– But I always wanted to succeed here, I want to stay in this club for a long time. The truth is that 2020 had started well: I have played every game and at a good level. I hope it continues like this.– In this winter they lived the arrival of Ibrahimovic. – It was great. He is a very humble guy …– Zlatan is humble?– Yes, yes (laughs). Let’s see, he is a boy who gets along with all his classmates, outside the field he is very joker and nice. During games he knows how to give advice, you can tell he came to help us: sharing the dressing room and the field with him makes you learn a lot.– Was expected the great impact that Theo had in Serie A?– In Spain he had shown his potential at Alavés, then with his age, gaining space at Madrid is not easy. Every player needs confidence and space. So now Theo is showing all his talent, which is a lot.– In January he had to separate from Pepe Reina. I imagine that in the locker room you are missing …– He has behaved like an older brother to me. He is a guy with whom you laugh 24 hours, everything he can say is little for the person he is. Any team in this world needs one like it. He is an exceptional goalkeeper: I have seen him work alongside another great goalkeeper like Donnarumma, and in his role he is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. Interpret the game like no other.– What has been the greatest difficulty in adapting to Calcium?– It is true that in LaLiga everything is much more technical, it is played more, while here the teams defend better, they work more on the tactics. It is not a topic.– And the most beautiful moment since your arrival in Milan?– My debut. I will never forget the emotion of the first minutes in San Siro. That stadium makes you see what football is, you feel its history. I wish any footballer ever experience it. For me it is fortunate to enjoy it and I hope to continue doing so.– What do you miss most about Spain?– Well, obviously you miss the family, speaking your language … Your land is your land, but here I feel very comfortable, as one more. I learned the language pretty quickly and people treat me very lovingly.– How eager do you have to compete again?– Soccer is my passion, it is what I like to do: I miss it and I want to start. I hope that the situation improves, which is the most important thing right now, and that there are conditions to play again.last_img read more