first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 14, 2019)–Fourth eight days ago in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, Woodford Racing’s Campaign, who was about nine lengths off the lead when the field crossed the finish line for the first time in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, rallied five deep turning for home en route to an impressive 3 ¼ length victory.  Trained by John Sadler, Campaign got the marathon mile and one half Tokyo City distance in 2:34.73.With stablemate Acker going to the early lead, Campaign was content to lag far back for the first mile and was on the move with about eight lengths to make up at the half mile pole.  Favored Beach View collared Acker a furlong out, but Campaign was in high gear and drew out from the sixteenth pole home.“The race set up perfectly and coming back on short rest, you have to be really careful with that,” said Sadler.  “I don’t do it very often, but I thought this was a case where I could do it.  Turning for home I felt pretty good, because he’ll run all day.  He’s a true stayer.”Originally based with trainer Steve Asmussen back east, Campaign, a 4-year-old colt by Curlin, out of the Dynaformer mare Arania, was off at 7-2 in a field of five older horses and paid $7.00, $3.20 and $2.20.“I had a lot of confidence in this horse today, because I’ve ridden him in his last two races,” said Bejarano.  “In the Big ‘Cap (Grade I, 1 ¼ miles on April 6), he didn’t have any pace to run at.  Today, he was very relaxed and he was full of run going into the far turn.  I didn’t want to try and go inside, because I know this horse likes to make a run on the outside.“At the top of the stretch, I was about two or three lengths behind Beach View and I was very confident.  John’s done a great job with this horse and I want to thank him for the opportunity.”With today’s win serving as his first stakes win, Campaign has now won two out of his three starts for Sadler and his overall mark stands at 8-4-1-0.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, Campaign now has earnings of $310,253.Next to last heading into the far turn, Beach View, with Flavien Prat up, accelerated nicely leaving the three  furlong pole, took the lead mid-stretch but was no match for the winner.Off as the 4-5 favorite, Beach View returned $2.40 and $2.10.Acker, ridden by Victor Espinoza, finished 1 ½ lengths in front of Arch Prince and paid $2.20 to show while off at 2-1.Fractions on the race were 26.01, 51.57, 1:18.18, 1:43.66 and 2:09.23.Racing will resume on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE. CAMPAIGN LAGS IN THE EARLY STAGES AND RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; TRAINED BY SADLER, HE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES IN 2:34.73WINNER USES GRADE I BIG ‘CAP EIGHT DAYS AGO AS SPRINGBOARD TO VICTORYlast_img read more


first_imgMASSIVE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,104,202 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR A NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2019)–For the 28th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained untouchable on Saturday, resulting in a massive Jackpot carryover of $1,104,202 into Sunday.With $240,135 in “new” money wagered contributing to a total Jackpot pool today of $1,289,357, there were 94 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $1,372.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. and the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes, for 3-year-olds at five furlongs on turf, has been carded as race six and will serve as the day’s headliner. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, and trained by John Sadler, Ginger Nut, a well-accomplished Irish-bred filly, will be taking on five male rivals.Approximate post time for Sunday’s fourth race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:31 p.m. PT. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Tottenham must cash in on contract rebel Eriksen NOW, says ex-boss Redknapp

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has been urged to axe Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen NOW.The wantaway Danish midfielder is looking to quit Spurs when his current deal expires next summer.4 Harry Redknapp thinks Mauricio Pochettino should ditch Christian Eriksen from the squadCredit: EPA4But former manager Harry Redknapp insists boss Poch should dump him from the first-team squad immediately — and replace him with someone who does want to play for the club.Redknapp declared: “I don’t see him signing a new contract now. I think he will let it run out and take that option of being a free agent next summer.“So if he doesn’t want to stay and has made up his mind to go, I’d be looking to play someone else now.“If he doesn’t want to be part of the team, it’s very difficult — you want people who want to play for the club — and it’s time to say right, OK.”4 Harry Redknapp thinks it’s time Spurs got tough with EriksenCredit: PA:Press AssociationFORM HAS SLUMPEDEriksen has been one of the Premier League’s shining lights in recent campaigns and starred in Spurs’ run to   the Champions League final last season.But things have unravelled at the      North London     club since, with Pochettino’s team lying 14th in the league after just three wins.Eriksen has struggled this season after failing to force a move away last summer.He has made just seven starts and did not feature in last week’s home draw with Sheffield United — though he did score twice for Denmark against Gibraltar on Friday.Redknapp added: “He’s a great player, no doubt. He’s a fantastic footballer, but his form of late has been poor.“He’s not in form and wants to leave at the end of the year — he’s stated quite plainly he is keen to go, even though Tottenham must have offered him a new contract.”TWO OTHERS SET TO GO TOOSpurs face a battle to hang on to a string of key first-team players, with defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld — who like Eriksen are free agents in the summer — also currently on course to depart.Last week left-back Danny Rose vowed he will not be forced out until his deal ends in 2021 after the club opened the door for him to go last year.Eriksen, who moved from Ajax to Tottenham in 2013, had been a target for Manchester United but is understood to favour a move to Spain. Yet neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona put in a bid last summer.Redknapp — who led Spurs to the Champions League quarter-finals in 2011 during a four-year stint — reckons Eriksen holds all the aces as his contract runs down.He added: “You get to January and see if you can sell him then. But he probably won’t move then because, if he hangs on until the summer and sees his contract out, he’s a free agent.“Let’s say his value is £50million. When he is a free agent he can go to a club and his agent will say his value is £50m if you bought him.“Now you are getting him for nothing, so you give him £25m and you will still have a bargain.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer4“So somebody will give him a big signing-on fee plus his wages, so he is really going to set himself up for life by hanging on now.“He has gone this far. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. But he has to start playing better anyway to get the move he wants.”Harry Redknapp was speaking at the University of Gloucestershire’s Media School, where he was interviewed by students from the BA Sports Journalism course. Visit www. for more info.last_img read more

Woodward blocked Mourinho’s Utd transfers after listening to recruitment experts

first_img4 Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, who could move to Mourinho’s last club Manchester UnitedCredit: AFP or licensors Related ArticlesDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old Trafford’STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’SPECS-IAL ONEJose keen to return after embracing tech to keep Spurs aces close in lockdownMOUR WOEMourinho confirms Spurs’ budget slashed and will not be spending ‘rivers of money’JOY FOR JOSEKane and Son to make returns from injury when Prem restarts, confirms MourinhoCARELESS WHISPERMourinho reveals what he told Guardiola in 2010 Champions League incidentTOUGH LOVEMourinho admits he was ‘violent’ and a ‘d***head’ to his Inter treble winnersWHAT A JO-KERMourinho moaned about Man Utd away dressing room even though HE changed itSky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes if United don’t improve before the end of the year then Woodward should be making contact with Mauricio Pochettino, who Mourinho replaced at Tottenham.He said: “With a guy like Pochettino who could take this club forward, they would not be doing their job properly if they weren’t in contact with him.”Pochettino was rumoured to be the first choice to replace Mourinho at Old Trafford and Carragher’s colleague Gary Neville now admits the Argentinian “‘could be the right person” for Old Trafford. ED WOODWARD has admitted he blocked “one or two” of Jose Mourinho’s transfers when the new Tottenham boss was at Manchester United.United’s executive vice-chairman Woodward sacked Mourinho, 56, last December amid disappointment at the lack of progress having spent nearly £400million on players.4 Jose Mourinho had transfer moves blocked by Ed Woodward at UnitedCredit: AFP or licensorsMourinho felt aggrieved at the support he received from the Red Devils in the transfer market as he missed out on current United player Harry Maguire with only Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant arriving at Old Trafford in summer 2018.Woodward told United We Stand: “It is true that there was a difference of opinion on one or two players between the manager and the recruitment department.”Sometimes I have to be the one who delivers the ‘no’, which isn’t easy, because our natural tendency is to back the manager in every possible circumstance, but we have to listen to the recruitment experts too.”Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho wanted to sign a central defender for United and missed out on Spurs player Toby Alderweireld, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng before the club eventually paid £80million for Maguire this summer.Mourinho wanted more players in than his bosses would permit during his last transfer window at United and expressed his displeasure during pre-season in 2018 .He said: “I would like two more players. I don’t think I’m going to have two. I think it’s possible I’m going to have one. I gave my club a list of five names a few months ago.”4It wasn’t the first time he had raised concerns over United’s transfer policy as back in March 2017 he voiced his disagreement over decisions made by the club.He said: “Manchester United sold players that I would never sell and bought players that I would never buy.”Di Maria, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck – never, no chance.”The three-time Premier League winning manager should be happier now he is at Tottenham after claiming Spurs are ‘more powerful’ than United.Shortly before he left Old Trafford he said: “Can we go to Tottenham and buy their best players? No – because they don’t sell or because they are so powerful that they can say no.”Mourinho is also thought to have blocked some of Woodward’s preferred transfers,  labelling them unattainable and the breakdown in the Portuguese manager’s relationship with the United hierarchy led to his sacking.Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given the job on an interim basis before being taken on permanently in March this year.But pressure is growing on Mourinho’s successor as United sit ninth in the Premier League with just 17 points from 13 games.4last_img read more

Tottenham fans ecstatic as new man Bergwijn scores debut goal against Man City

first_imgSPURS fans were left jubilant after new signing Steven Bergwijn scored on his debut as Spurs beat Manchester City 2-0.The Dutch forward expertly controlled Lucas Moura’s clipped ball on his chest before rifling a shot into the bottom right hand corner.1 Bergwijn made an instant impact for Tottenham as he inspired them to victoryAfter a first half stalemate, Spurs were approaching the hour mark having not yet had a shot of any description.In need of creativity, Bergwijn, who joined the club for £27million from PSV earlier this week, controlled, spun and struck in a swift motion to beat Ederson and put the Lilywhites on their way to one of their best wins of the season.And fans of the north London club could not contain their excitement as supporters took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the goal.One said: “How can he be so composed against the champions and on his debut this kid’s a game.”Another added: “THANK YOU @PSV BY FAR MY FAVOURITE DUTCH TEAM”And a third said: “Just a brilliant goal, great awareness hopefully this is the start of many more cracking goals to come from this guy.”One fan from inside the stadium was overjoyed, posting: “Incredible to witness @StevenBergwijn‘s first goal during his @SpursOfficial debut! What a moment!!! #COYS”How can he be so composed against the champions and on his debut this kid’s a game— tommyty10 (@tommyty10) February 2, 2020 Bergwijn was substituted off only moments later as he appeared to pull up with an injury, however it did not look too serious.Son Heung-min wrapped up the points for Spurs eight minutes later, but it was unquestionably Bergwijn’s day.Next up for Tottenham is an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Southampton on Wednesday.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamJose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conference Incredible to witness @StevenBergwijn ‘s first goal during his @SpursOfficial debut! What a moment!!! 💙 #COYS— Sabrina Barr (@fabsab5) February 2, 2020center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSGossipCROWD RETURNFA 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 Celticlast_img read more

3 Neil Hans goals help FC Pom to victory

first_imgAfter a refreshing two weeks festive break, FC Pom returned with a big bang, thrashing Huawei PS United FC 6-0 today in round six of the southern conference.Jacob Sabua opened up the score board for FC Pom, scoring the first goal 24 minutes into the game, 1-0.Two minutes later, Hans charged in with another goal  to make it 2-0 followed by a double from Rolland Bala four minutes later with three minutes separating his two goals.FC Pom was on fire as they took the lead 4-0 just 33 minutes into the game.Hans scored his second goal four minutes later to put FC Pom ahead at half time 5-0.In just under 20 minutes, FC Pom scored a record of five goals in the NSL competition.PS United struggled to go past FC Pom’s strong defence put up by Cyril Muta and Rolland Bala.In the second half, Hans went on to score his third goal 49 minutes into the game to take his team to victory 6-0.In the main game, PKA Rapatona FC defeated Erema Gulf FC,  3-1.For the northern conference, Madang FC thrashed Besta PNG United FC 3-0 while Welgris Morobe United drew with Admiralty FC 1-1 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.Up in Goroka, the home team lost to champions Lae City Dwellers 4-0 at the National Sports Institute.Sunday will see Gigira Laitepo United FC face Hekari United FC at 3pm at Bisini in Port Moresby.last_img read more

Hekari make it 9 from 9

first_imgHekari opened the scoring in the 21st minute through the boot of the ever relieable Koriak Upaiga.Five minutes later, Upaiga got his second of the afternoon to put Hekari comfortably in front.But FC Port Moresby retaliated not long after when a penalty kick from the side found Neil Hans who headed the ball into the nets.Both sides continued on to the second half desperate for points.Hekari began to tire towards the end of the game which allowed FC Port Moresby to press on for the equalizer.But Hekari ‘ s backline and some brilliant saves from goal keeper Ismael Pole secured the win.last_img

Two more national records in athletics recorded this year

first_imgIn Port Moresby on Saturday Debono Paraka broke his own National record in the discus by 46cm with a throw of 50.21 metres.Paraka broke Albert Momberger’s long standing national record.Meanwhile, over in Hobbs , New Mexico, Rellie Kaputin improved on the 12.65m national triple jump record that she set on her way to winning the Pacific Games Gold medal last year.Kaputin cleared 12.78m with the last jump of the competition.This brings to total 4 national records being set for this year with Toea Wisil setting a new 200m record in Canberra in February and Jacklyn Travertz a hammer throw record in March.Athletics PNG Secretary, Philip Rehder said the country’s athletes set ten national records last year which was a great achievement.“It is possible they will equal or better that this year”.“We have Toea Wisil threatening the 100m national record and Rellie the long jump record plus we have both Theo Piniau and Nelson Stone chasing Rio selection in the 200m.Added to this we have Adrine Monagi going very well in the heptathlon and Peniel Richard fast improving in the triple and high jumps,” said Rehder.last_img read more

Senegalese UN diplomat appointed as first-ever female FIFA secretary general

first_imgInfantino proposed Samoura, who is the current United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development programme Resident Representative in Nigeria, to be his number two at a specially-convened meeting of the FIFA Council.The ruling Council agreed with the historic appointment and Samoura will assume the role by mid-June as long as she completes an eligibility check.The Swiss claimed the choice to select someone from outside the traditional pool of footballing executives for a pivotal role within the organisation he now presides over was essential “as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation”.”Fatma is a woman with international experience and vision who has worked on some of the most challenging issues of our time,” Infantino, who made the announcement during his President’s address to the Congress, said.“She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organisations perform.”Importantly for FIFA, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation.”It is essential for FIFA to incorporate fresh perspectives – from outside the traditional pool of football executives – as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation.”No one exemplifies what we need more than Fatma does, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team.”Samoura, who worked in the private sector in Senegal for eight years prior to taking up a position with the UN, is also the first non-European to land the FIFA secretary general role.The 54-year-old takes over the reins from Frenchman Jérôme Valcke, who was dismissed from the role in January and was then banned from all footballing activity for 12 years in February for a series of ethics breaches.Valcke, who oversaw the day-to-day running of world football’s governing body under former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, was found to be in breach of several regulations, including offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, conflicts of interest and confidentiality.“Today is a wonderful day for me, and I am honored to take on the role of FIFA’s secretary general,” Samoura said.”I believe this role is a perfect fit for my skills and experience – strategic, high impact team building in international settings – which I will use to help grow the game of football all over the world.”I also look forward to bringing my experience in governance and compliance to bear on the important reform work that is already underway at FIFA.“FIFA is taking a fresh approach to its work – and I am eager to play a role in making that approach as effective and lasting as possible.”Samoura is considered as one of the leading officials within the UN and has extensive experience in governance and is responsible for 2,000 staff members, and monitors and evaluates the security in Nigeria, as part of her current position.She has never held a position within any sport or sporting governing body, however.Her appointment is likely to be seen as a shrewd move as FIFA attempts to market itself as a federation which embraces gender equality, with the prominence of women within the top brass of the organisation a key part of the reform process, initiated in the wake of the corruption scandal.The Council, which has replaced the Executive Committee as FIFA’s ruling entity, must have six female members under the reform package.last_img read more

Nadal, Alonso, Márquez, Sainz … affected by the fiscal increase

first_imgThe income tax increase it will also greatly affect Another sports in which its protagonists have millionaire contracts. It is the case of the players of the ACB Basketball League, where most of them have profits of more than 300,000 euros.One of the most significant cases is that of Rafa Nadal, who has a tax address in Mallorca. Not all tennis players, as most chose domicile in Switzerland, Monaco or Andorra, countries with a much lower fiscal pressure. In motor sports, Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz father and son and Marc Márquez they do pay taxes in Spain, while Jorge Lorenzo and Pedrosa do so in Switzerland and the Espargaró brothers, in Andorra.In cycling, Valverde has his domicile in Murcia, but the vast majority are registered in Andorra.last_img