Month: May 2020

LONGSHOT MS PEINTOUR RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY TWO LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; TRAINED BY KORINER, SHE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:26.71

first_imgLONGSHOT MS PEINTOUR RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY TWO LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; TRAINED BY KORINER, SHE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:26.71ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–Winless in her last eight races at shorter distances, Samantha Siegel’s Ms Peintour relished a mile and one half on turf today at Santa Anita as she rallied to register a comfortable two length win in the Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes under Brice Blanc.  Trained by Brian Koriner, the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter got the distance in 2:26.71.Well beaten when close to the early pace in the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf here Dec. 28, Ms Peintour was attentive to the Astra pace while well in-hand, in fourth position about two lengths off Lostintranzlation heading into the far turn.At that point, Blanc angled out, rallied three-deep turning for home and took command a furlong from home while winning as much best.“After her last race, I told Brian I think she wants to run further,” said Blanc.  “She stays very steady and even though she doesn’t have a big turn of foot, she keeps trying.  This race came up at a mile and half and it was perfect.  I’m very happy to be right and I’m glad to have this opportunity with Brian and Samantha.”Off at 13-1 in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Ms Peintour paid $28.40, $9.60 and $4.00.“She’s always loped out strong,” said Koriner, who bagged his third win of the day.  “She doesn’t have that turn of foot, but she’s acted like she wants to go and go.  We thought if Brice could get the jump on them today, we wouldn’t have horses finishing like they do at shorter distances.”Bred in Kentucky, Ms Peintour is out of the Dynaformer mare Dyna’s Destiny.  Although she was Grade II stakes placed at age three, today marked her first stakes win and her third overall from 13 career starts.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $166,534.Fourth turning for home, favored Tiny Tina rallied but had to settle for second money, finishing one length in front of Siberian Iris.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, “Tiny” was off at 7-5 and paid $3.00 and $2.20.Irish-bred Siberian Iris, the second choice at 8-5 with Drayden Van Dyke up, paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.48, 48.20, 1:12.96, 1:36.95, 2:01.78 and 2:26.71.One of LA’s longtime top sportscasters, KNBC 4’s Mario Solis, was on hand to make the Astra Trophy presentation.last_img read more

Man Utd and Spurs fans struggling to make kick-off amid traffic chaos due

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham fans are struggling to make kick-off amid traffic chaos due to the Amazon Prime-fuelled early kick-off.The eagerly-anticipated clash – which sees Jose Mourinho back at Old Trafford – started at 7.30pm due to its streaming on Amazon Prime.2 Fans were caught in awful traffic in Manchester as they aimed to get to Old TraffordCredit: PA:Press AssociationMost midweek Premier League games start at 7.45pm or 8pm.And fans were left scrambling to make it to the ground in time after the city centre ground to a halt.According to reports in Manchester, commuters rushed out of the office early in a bid to get to the ground – or even back home to fire up their Amazon Prime account.Transport for Greater Manchester warned of major delays in key areas of the city – both inbound and outbound.Taking to Twitter, they wrote: “Traffic generally much heavier on many routes as football traffic heading for Old Trafford is mingling with rush hour traffic.”Motorways are a bit stuffed too.”Incredibly, fans on Twitter complained about the journey from Salford Central to Chapel Street – a 0.1 mile journey – taking an HOUR.One wrote: “For reference it took the 100 bus I’m on over an hour to get from Shudehill to past those lights today.2MORE MAN UTD STORIESLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plans”As soon as we got past them on Chapel Street we’ve been moving a lot faster.”Another replied: “Same here, just taken 45 minutes to get from Salford central to the bus lane on chapel street.”People won’t use busses when they get stuck like this everyday!”Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the next two games give his team the chance to prove themselveslast_img read more

Trump angry as golf tournament is moved to Mexico

first_imgWhy has Trump caught Clinton in the polls?PGA Tour commissioner Timothy Finchem said Mr Trump’s current profile had made it “difficult” to attract sponsors.”It’s fundamentally a sponsorship issue,” said Mr Finchem.Luxury car maker Cadillac has reportedly not renewed its sponsorship deal.”Donald Trump is a brand, a big brand, and when you’re asking a company to invest millions of dollars in branding a tournament and they’re going to share that brand with the host, it’s a difficult decision,” he said.However, Mr Finchem insisted the decision to move the event to Mexico City from Florida, where it has been held for the past 55 years, was not political.”From a golf standpoint we have no issues with Donald Trump. From a political standpoint we are neutral. PGA Tour has never been involved or cares to be involved in presidential politics,” he added.The PGA Tour has signed new seven-year sponsorship deal with Grupo Salinas, and the first WGC-Mexico Championship will held in March next year.Mr Trump said the decision marked a “sad day for Miami, the US and the game of golf”.”This decision only further embodies the very reason I am running for president of the United States,” he said.The venue for the event has not been officially confirmed, but media reports say it will take place at the Club de Golf Chapultapec outside Mexico City.”I hope they have kidnapping insurance,” Mr Trump told Fox News.Mr Finchem said that a member of his staff had already confirmed that this was in place.”I haven’t inquired about the detail,” he said. “But I made the point that maybe that’s something we don’t want to advertise.” Mr Trump said the PGA had “put profit ahead of thousands of American jobs”.On the campaign trail, Mr Trump has portrayed Mexico as undermining the US economy.last_img read more

The reinforced and marked Atlético in the Super Cup

first_imgAtlético left the Spanish Super Cup with a bittersweet feeling, after fall in the final on penalties against Real Madrid, but once again demonstrating that despite having a staff with many faces that changed in the summer, he is able to compete against anyone. He eliminated Barcelona in the semifinals after tracing and winning 2-3 and the white team could not do so much in 120 minutes. The first two classified LaLiga whose advantage over the rojiblanco team has been reduced to five points. In the tournament several players came out reinforced, although others not so much. Reinforced:PhilipThe center again became a titan throughout the Super Cup. He completed the 210 minutes of the team in the tournament and was impregnable from above. In the semifinals against Barcelona he occupied the left side of the center of the back, since Savic always acts on the right. The Montenegrin returned after three months without playing and Felipe was very attentive at the time of throwing the line to his pair. Savic complied despite inactivity and the Brazilian stood out again. A level that was amplified in the final against Real Madrid. This time on the right profile, his natural side, until Savic replaced Giménez in extra time, ended up making 14 clearances before the centers of the white team players. Seven more than Ramos, the second most in the game and eight more than Trippier, the next athletic. At 30 he shows a security and capital veterancy in the team, but it can also boast a privileged physicist. In Porto he never suffered an injury in three seasons, and in the Athletic one it has been done with the position taking advantage of the absences of Savic and Giménez. Before Madrid he recovered five balls and did not commit any fault, another of its characteristics. It also provides a good ball out, without risking, but looking for the well placed partner. Although he doubted his signing for the 20 million paid by a veteran player, so far it is one of the great incorporations of the course. Inferior performanceJoão FelixThe Portuguese played every minute of the tournament except the final 20 against Real Madrid, but could not be decisive. Little presence, much wear, but with the ball more is required. Before the white team tried several quality flashes, but none came out. Maybe he sinned as a cashier looking for several pipes and it was not effective. He needs to have more presence in the team’s attack, show himself more and seem less apathetic. The high price paid by Atlético (127.2 million) may have led to anxiety in search of demonstrating his technique that takes its toll on matches. Against Barcelona he suffered a lot receiving far away from the rival area, but against Real Madrid enjoyed a very clear occasion after a Ramos ruling and finished off. When he could turn he did not choose well. He is very young, only 20 years old, and has a huge future ahead of him, but the rojiblanca fans begin to get impatient. It is taking with difficulty the period of acclimatization necessary to cholismo and Correa and Morata are more decisive above. Despite that great things are expected of him, he is beginning. Renan LodiA player who is adapting to European football and who He is much happier when he attacks than when he defends. Rival teams are looking for their backs a lot and must still grow in that facet. At 21 he has a lot of progression ahead, but he must work back. The Cholo replaced him in the two meetings to place Saul, a midfielder, in his position. In the final he ended up playing Arias from the left back to changed leg. In front of Barça he was replaced by Vitolo in the 67th minute with the score against and against Madrid he left his place to Llorente in 89 ‘. Before Madrid, Simeone was disheartened in the band asking for concentration back. Liverpool is a cannon on the right, with Salah and Alexander-Arnold attacking like hammers, so you must be very sure in the Champions League tie. Llorente and VitoloAtlético’s bench was presented in Saudi Arabia very little of offensive alternatives. But Llorente and Vitolo They changed the face of the team and claimed their search for minutes. The pivot was key in his entry against Barcelona, ​​falling on the scoreboard by 2-1 and going around the scoreboard with Llorente’s participation in the third goal stealing the ball from Griezmann and in the previous play where the team claimed penalty by Piqué. He was also close to scoring his goal driving from own field to test Neto. In the final he played the extra time and Atlético again raised its level and regained its presence in the midfield, where before his departure he was losing his way. Good minutes after a complicated start to the course and that can lead you to be more protagonist. Vitolo for his part put a lot of imbalance against Barcelona, ​​showed that he is recovered from his physical problems and caused the penalty that was the draw. Before Madrid his entrance did not cause such an important effect, but he also tested Courtois with danger and proved to be a useful piece from the bench. BlacksmithDouble opportunity in the eleven for the Mexican taking advantage of Koke’s absence. Although he could play in the double pivot next to ThomasHe was not well with the ball in either game. His presence and ability to cover the field is important, with great physical work, but he must give more at the start. He was gaining a lot of importance in Atlético in the last dates, but he did not stand out in the Super Cup. Simeone replaced him with Koke in the rest of the match against Barcelona and was again the first change against Madrid, in the final by Vitolo. He must return to hope as he was doing in the previous meetings. MorataGreat highlight in the two games leaving the skin for the team despite the difficulties faced. A lot of work on his back and great ability to take advantage of the possibility of running in attack. While no reinforcement arrives with which to compete or share an attack point, the ‘9’ leaves everything in each match. Against Barcelona he scored the penalty goal who put the tie after a great assist for Vitolo, who was shot down by Neto and then gave the goal pass to Correa with another precise pass to space. The canary also gave him the option to beat Courtois in extra time against Madrid, but the Belgian won. Same case as before the occasion of Morata clearer, where perhaps He did not choose the direction of his auction. When he was going to have a new option after a fantastic ride, he was stopped by Valverde with a very hard foul from behind. Commendable Work and nothing to reproach him in the tournament. beltPure imbalance, He scored the goal that qualified Atlético to the final and that knocked Barcelona out. A questioned player and called to go out in summer, but that is currently capital up. He also completed the 210 minutes of the Atleti and has been gaining ground to all its competitors despite starting behind João Félix, Vitolo, Diego Costa, Morata and Lemar. Effort for each ball, sometimes excessive nerve, but in a team with difficulties to propose something different in attack is an oasis when it is good. And lately it always is. Against Barcelona, ​​in addition to overcoming Neto in the hand-to-hand, he assisted Koke in the goal that opened the scoring and when he played above caused a lot of danger. In the final against Madrid he was also the most dangerous players and could be subject to penalty by Ramos. In the extra time he left several plays of great merit and was about to get the goal through a center in 119 ‘. He leaves very plugged in the tournament. last_img read more

The richest man in Africa goes for Arsenal

first_imgDangote himself already made this intention public in 2018 and has even made movements to test the terrain over the years. The Nigerian has acknowledged having held meetings with several groups of Arsenal fans who ask for patience and maintain confidence in his project, which in England do not specify more details. Dangote is also an Arsenal fan and does not hide his desire to be the new gunner owner. “The Emirates is a place that has always been special for me and my family. I am excited about the possibility of getting there and being able to stay for a long time, “he said.Today, Arsenal is owned by the American Stanley Kroenke, a real estate investor and one of the most important men in sport internationally since he owns several clubs through his company Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. In addition to Arsenal, this company also has several North American sports franchises among its assets: The Los Angeles Rams (NFL), the Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) and the Colorado Rapids (MLS).The management of Kroenke is raising strong criticism from the Arsenal fans, which has already organized several protests against him. The gunners projected the motto “We care, and you?” Giant size on the facade of a building near the Emirates earlier this month and complaints are more seeing the performance of the team. The North London fans question the investment of the Missouri that promised great conquests that now seem quite distant.If Dangote wants to replace Kroenke at the head of Arsenal, he will have to make a strong investment. According to the latest estimate made by Forbes in May 2019, Arsenal is valued at just over 2 billion euros (€ 2,066,105,777). Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa. The 62-year-old Nigerian created the Dangote group in 1977 and has managed to build one of the most powerful companies in the continent dedicated to processing food (salt, sugar and flour), manufacturing cement and transporting goods with an extended business throughout and Africa’s width. Now, The construction of its oil refinery in Lekki, which will be one of the largest in the world (2,500 hectares), focuses all its efforts but the Nigerian has made public its intention to acquire the Arsenal in the short term. The Nigerian, the 66th largest fortune worldwide according to Forbes, has said he will try to buy the club in 2021. “It is a team that I would like to buy someday but today we have projects worth 20 billion dollars and I am focused on it. Once I finished with this we could do it. Maybe in 2021. I don’t want to buy Arsenal now, I will do it when I finish with all these projects that will take my company to the next level, “said Lagos in Bloomberg.last_img read more

Competition confirms the sanction of a match to Piqué

first_imgThe Royal Spanish Football Federation announced this afternoon the sanctions of First and Second Division. Following the decision of the Competition Committee, Pique The next day of the championship will be lost due to the completion of the card cycle. Barcelona claimed the withdrawal of the yellow that saw its central, but the agency has decided to dismiss its appeal. You could now claim the Appeal or the ADT, although it is normal that you do not transcend your request beyond the first instance.In addition to Piqué, the appointment will also be lost due to card accumulation Iñigo Martínez, Awaziem, Aridane Hernández, Felipe, Kevin Vázquez, Francis Coquelin, Daniel Wass and Zambo Anguissa. Daniel Alberto Pendin Sánchez, member of the bench of Mallorca, will miss the next two meetings for vigorously protesting the referee. In LaLiga SmartBank they receive a card sanction match Juan Torres, Ignasi Miquel, Johan Mojica, Carlos Hernández, Juanjo Nieto, Alberto de la Bella and Curro Sánchez. By expulsion, they miss the next day Sanabria, Cristóbal Márquez and Curro Torres (Lugo coach). Miguel Alberto Chamorro, a member of the Fuenlabrada staff, is punished with two. The same as Serge Tchaha (Lugo) and one less than Roberto Fernandez (three games). Lomotey, of Extremadura, has been sanctioned with an encounter.last_img read more

City fans react after the penalty: “UEFA Mafia”

first_imgThe Manchester City fans has not taken time to pronounce on the UEFA penalty what will exclude the British team from European competitions during the next two seasons for not respecting the ‘Fair play ‘financial.During the Premier League match played this Wednesday against West Ham at Etihad Stadium, fans of Pep Guardiola’s team showed banners that lashed out at the top European soccer body. “UEFA Mafia”, You could read in one of them.last_img

Pedro Martínez debuts with a resounding victory against Albot

first_imgMartinez, who got here from getting his finest lead to an ATP Tour event, these rooms by which he fell to the Hungarian Attila Balazs, was capable of stand up to the strain of his rival to the remaining and saved the seven break factors that had the 30-year-old and 60th Moldovan on the earth. Martinez managed so as to add three breaks in six makes an attempt and made the distinction. His victory brings him up, thus far, seven extra locations within the rating and caresses the top-100, it’s digital 106th.Within the second spherical, already eighth, he’ll face an Aúpa opponent, the reborn Swiss Stan Wawrinka (this Wednesday round 05:00), winner of three Grand Slams, which was imposed in three units to the American Frances Tiafoe (6-3, 6-7 (1) and 7-6 (1)). Pedro Martínez took benefit of his SE standing in Acapulco (Particular Exempt, Particular Exempt), which allowed him to immediately enter the principle draw with out enjoying the earlier one, as a result of he couldn’t do it by enjoying the quarterfinals on the Open River on Saturday. The Valencian gained on Tuesday, early Wednesday in Spain, to Radu Albot and bluntly: 6-Three and 6-2 in 90 minutes.last_img read more

Gabriel Jesus: “Ramos is not missing, I barely support my hands”

first_imgManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus explained the play of the first visitor goal in the English victory over Real Madrid this Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabéu, and noted that “Sergio is not missing Ramos “, since” barely “supports the hands.The Brazilian made the 1-1 in the 78th minute in a play in which Ramos and all the Bernabéu claimed the attacker’s foul for a push in search to finish off alone. “Soccer is contact, I don’t push, I just support hands how it looks “, he said in statements to Movistar Plus. “I barely support my hands, I place my hands, it’s not necessary”he added The City player. Neither the collegiate Daniele Orsato nor the VAR considered cancel the play of 1-1, which disconnected a Madrid that shortly after He fit 1-2 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.Rodrigo: “The dressing room doesn’t think this is done”How did you watch the game?I think it was a complicated game to analyze, they have entered very well, it cost us more. But I would highlight what we are missing this year, that personality at key moments. The changes have been very important. We have demonstrated physical and mental strength to turn it around.Do you consider the tie on track?We are going to raise the game as if it were the last game, we know about the history of Madrid. There is no thought in the locker room that this is done. We know what rival we have in front of us.last_img read more

Nadal, with Marc López, returns to the doubles three years later

first_imgRafa Nadal may also compete in the doubles of the Indian Wells Masters 1,000, Will probably be held from Monday, March 9 to Sunday 22. Will probably be accomplished with Marc López. Each have been champions of this identical match in two editions (2010 and 2012), though the nice feat of this pair was the Olympic gold of Rio 2016. For Nadal, it means returning to this modality three years later. Exactly in Indian Wells, he paired with the Australian Bernard Tomic. They fell in the second spherical. Since then, not counting Davis, ATP Cup or Laver Cup, Nadal had not competed in the circuit. The duo enters the field at the invitation of the match director, former Tommy Haas. Collectively with López, Nadal gained two different titles: in Doha (2009 and 2011). In complete, eleven twisted with quite a few totally different {couples}: Pablo Carreño, Juan Monaco, Tommy Robredo, Albert Costa and Alex López. The latter was the first of them, in 2003.The opposite match invitation in doubles is for Novak Djokovic, who can have his compatriot Victor Troicki as a pair. Being the first 1,000 Masters of the match, earlier than the dizzying tempo of the calendar begins, Gamers have extra probability of alternating singles and doubles.last_img read more