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first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 14,285 ON HAND AT GREAT RACE PLACE – ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–French-bred Flamboyant is suddenly the “now” horse in California’s marathon turf division as he rallied from off the pace to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by three quarters of a length while negotiating 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.58. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by Paddy Gallagher, he was again impressive as he followed up on his neck victory in Santa Anita’s Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes on Jan. 2.“I don’t know if the French connection helps, but I’ll run with it,” said Blanc, himself a native Frenchman. “He’s doing really well in the mornings…I don’t know about better, but (he’s doing) as well as he was doing before the San Gabriel.“I wasn’t worried about the mile and a quarter, the distance is fine for him. I was just hoping for a good trip and that’s pretty much what happened. I had a great trip. He gave me his best like he always has since I’ve been with him (dating back to a third place finish, beaten a nose here on Oct. 22).”The narrow second choice in the wagering at 5-2, Flamboyant paid $7.60, $3.60 and $2.80.A 5-year-old gelding, Flamboyant is owned by CHRB Chairman Chuck Winner and David Bienstock. In getting his fifth win from 19 starts, Flamboyant picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $518,368.“The first quarter mile was quick enough for him,” said Gallagher in reference to Flamboyant’s come-from-behind style. “Down the backside, Brice got him into an even better spot and by the three eighths pole, he was in a perfect spot and he was good enough to get there.”Grey in color, Uruguayan-bred Gaga A cut an impressive figure as he skimmed the rail turning for home as he wrested the lead from pacesetter Hay Dude, but couldn’t hold off the late charge of the winner inside the sixteenth pole. Off at 16-1 with Mario Gutierrez, Gaga A finished three quarters of a length in front of Quick Casablanca and paid $12.60 and $7.80.Ridden by Tyler Baze for Ron McAnally, Quick Casablanca finished well to be third, one length in front of Class Leader. Off at 45-1, Quick Casablanca paid $12.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.72, 47.50, 1:12.23 and 1:37.22.last_img read more

first_imgAnd that’s why Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has enlisted the help of multi-premiership winning Raiders legend Mal Meninga this year.Stuart revealed in November he had spoken to his fellow club legend about a consultancy role with the Raiders, designed specifically to help Croker develop as a leader.And while Croker played down Meninga’s job when asked about his work, he revealed he regularly meets with the current Australian coach who has become a mentor of sorts.“I wouldn’t say he’s been back at the club, he’s been back in town,” Croker told foxsports.com.au.“I caught up with him a couple of times, we went and had a coffee and had a bit of a yarn for an hour or so.“He also came up to the Sunshine Coast when we had a trial game up there, him and Steve Walters and a couple of other guys came for dinner.“Not an official role, unless something happens going forward, I’m not sure.”Meninga won three premierships with the Raiders and was long-time captain of the club, whose current best and fairest medal is named in honour of the legendary centre.Croker has been full-time captain of the club since 2015.Coach Stuart explained how Meninga could act as a personal adviser and mentor to the 27-year-old centre and captain.“Jarrod has all the integrity and respect of his fellow players. He’s a local boy achieving all the goals he wants, in regards to playing,” Stuart told NRL.com.“He’s a wonderful club man with an outstanding character as a person.“So that’s why he’s our captain. But I need some help in making Jarrod a great captain.”Croker wouldn’t go into great detail of his relationship with Meninga, but explained their catch-ups aren’t solely focused on football.“I just caught up with Mal a couple of times to have a coffee and a chat. Just life in general, leadership, a bit of everything,” he said.“He’s done a lot in the game on and off the field, so he knows a lot. Every time I get the chance to catch up with him for a coffee or a feed I jump at it.“He’s done it all, he’s captained everyone, he’s done all you can in the game.“He’s going to be great for me going forward as a leader and I’ll just try to get what I can out of him.”last_img read more

first_imgDybala, who came to Turin from Palermo in 2015, is one of the most outstanding players of the youth team and Calcio. The requirement of the Bianconero team has made it go through ups and downs over several seasons. This campaign had already reached the ‘double-double’ with thirteen goals and twelve assists. Juve values ​​him and already wants another trequartista that ends up being a legend. Paulo Dybala and Juventus want to unite their destinies until the Argentine hangs up his boots. The playmaker was close to leaving England last summer (United and Tottenham were close to signing) but now, He will sign a contract that links his career to Juventus forever.As Tuttosport reports, Juventus and the player’s agent are already in talks, of course telematics, to discuss Dybala’s new contract, which ends in June 2022. This newspaper ensures that both the club and the player want the new commitment to be “for life” and that La Joya becomes a “new Del Piero”.The Covid-19 pandemic is reducing the Turin club’s income and this negotiation will also be affected. The club has asked him, initially, to maintain the same salary (7 million euros net) and to be able to increase it in the coming years, in addition to a good reward through bonuses.last_img read more

first_imgRobin Catalan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino fighters split their matchups in ONE Championship: Battle for the Heavens at Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in China on Saturday.Robin Catalan (8-3) of Catalan Fighting System submitted Indonesia’s Adrian Matheis (with a heel hook two minutes and 10 seconds into the second round to earn his second straight win and third victory in four fights.ADVERTISEMENT Durant surprised fancied Warriors got Cousins: ‘I guess we ruined it’ Although Meunier was able to beat the 10-count, this only opened up further opportunities for El Bouni to launch another blitzkrieg and score the decisive knockdown.In a matchup of ONE Championship debutantes, China’s Fu Chang Xin (7-1) scored an impressive first round technical knockout against Kazakhstan’s Rustem Yensebayev (1-8) 4:32 into the fight.In another Super Series fight this, Muay Thai artists Saemapetch Fairtex and Deividas Danyla battled through three rounds with the former getting the unanimous decision win.After losing in his previous fight, China’s Zha Zhi Kang (11-3) went back to winning form and submitted compatriot, and ONE debutante, Ma Xu Dong (1-1) with a guillotine choke 1:08 into the third round.Japan’s Shuya Kamikubo (8-1) made an impressive ONE Championship debut overpowering Indonesia’s Sunto Peringkat (9-4) with ground strikes to take a TKO victory 3:54 into the second round.China’s Peng Xue Wen (2-3) stopped his two-fight skid and made quick work of Indonesia’s Eddey Kalai (0-4) taking a TKO win 57 seconds into the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong, however, didn’t get the result she wanted after losing to Brazil’s Istela Nunes via unanimous decision.Iniong (7-4) has hit a bit of a slump, droppping her second fight in three outings after establishing a three-bout winning streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the main event, Taiwan’s Kai Ting Chuang put on a counter-attacking lesson against Yodcherry Sityodtong to take the ONE Super Series Kickboxing World atomweight title after her unanimous decision win.Chuang continually slipped through Sityodtong’s right hands and roundhouse kicks and countered with boxing combinations throughout the whole five rounds. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I went over this match with my coaches, and we came up with a great game plan which worked out perfectly,” said Chuang. “Thank you for all the fans who supported me, and especially my team who helped me in preparing for this match.”In the co-main event, Filipino-Australian Reece McLaren took a close split decision win against Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada for his third straight victory while making a case for a title shot at Geje Eustaquio’s flyweight title.McLaren (12-5) also stopped Wada’s eight-fight winning streak as the Japanese dropped to a 19-9 record.Moroccan kickboxer Ibrahim El Bouni made a strong debut in the ONE Super Series knocking out Australia’s Andre Meunier 1:31 into the first round.El Bouni was able to dodge Meunier’s attacks and slip in a thundering hook to drop the Australian.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’m inspired by my baby and my fiance, I draw strength from them,” said Jalalon in Filipino after recording his first PBA triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in Magnolia’s 133-99 dismantling of Blackwater on Wednesday night.Lee, who was traded by Rain or Shine to the Purefoods franchise two years ago, had another stellar performance with 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, five rebounds and four assists in only 20 minutes. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio 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 “First baby and I got renewed by the team so I’m really happy right now. It’s a different feeling now that I have my first baby. It adds inspiration for me to work hard and everything I do is for my baby and family,” said Lee, who helped the Hotshots climb to solo second place with a 6-1 slate, just a half-game behind Barangay Ginebra.“I will do everything for my baby. I hope all the blessings I’m getting won’t stop. I will continue to work hard and for sure, the blessings will follow.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Magnolia guards Jio Jalalon and Paul Lee are playing inspired basketball lately after the two became new dads to adorable daughters just 11 days apart.Jalalon laid eyes on his daughter named Jiana Skyla on September 27 while Lee welcomed Tokyo on Monday, the same day he inked a three-year contract to stay with the Hotshots.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Former volleyball star Leila Barros now a senator in Brasiliacenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

first_imgHe’s currently wanted on a number of warrants in Calgary, Chestermere, Crowsnest Pass, Viking, St. Paul, and Olds. He’s wanted on charges of Fraud over $5,000, Fraud under $5,000, and breaching conditions of his release. There are similar charges awaiting him Weyburn, Saskatchewan.Kowalczyk is alleged to have been luring victims through online classifieds for high value items such as farm and industrial equipment. Police say he took the deposits for the items then not providing the product.Police believe Kowalczyk is travelling with his 2012 Nissan Titan dark grey in colour and a 2009 Fleetwood travel trailer. – Advertisement -Anyone with information on Kowalczyk’s whereabouts is asked to call the Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539, or Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477.last_img read more

first_imgChris sent us this picture on February 2 this year of winter sunshine over Lough Swilly, looking out from BuncranaDONEGAL Daily would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Christine ‘Chris’ Plummer who died in a drowning accident in Inishowen on Monday evening.Chris was a regular contributor to Donegal Daily.Her stunning pictures of Buncrana, an adopted home she came to love and adore, were loved by Donegal Daily readers. Today as a tribute we publish two of them here.May she Rest In Peace.Searing sunset over Buncrana. Taken on April 5 this yearDROWNING VICTIM HAD TAKEN STUNNING PICTURES FOR DONEGAL DAILY was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:Christine PlummerDonegal Dailydrowning victimlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In his resignation letter to Bush, Ferguson said that although his time at the Fed has been rewarding and stimulating, “it is now time for me to pursue other professional opportunities.” He did not specify what his next career move might entail. New Fed chief, Bernanke, who took the helm on Feb. 1 after Alan Greenspan retired, praised Ferguson’s contributions at the central bank. “He led the Fed’s first response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was a strong advocate for increased transparency of monetary policy and ably represented the Federal Reserve in important international fora,” Bernanke said. ” I value his friendship and counsel greatly and wish him all the best in his new endeavors.” At one point early on, Ferguson had been mentioned as a possible contender to replace Greenspan, who retired on Jan. 31. Before joining the Fed, Ferguson was a partner at McKinsey & Co., an international management consulting firm. Prior to that, he was an attorney at the New York City office of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Governor Roger Ferguson, who played a key role in shepherding the nation’s financial system through the 2001 terror attacks, is leaving the central bank near the end of April. Currently vice chairman, Ferguson, 54, has been with the Fed since 1997. He was first appointed to his Fed post by President Bill Clinton and then re-appointed by President George W. Bush. Ferguson’s resignation will take effect on April 28, the Fed said in a statement. The opening will give Bush another chance to further his imprint on the central bank. Bush picked the Fed’s new chairman, Ben Bernanke, as well as two other new members – Randall Kroszner and Kevin Warsh. last_img read more

first_imgTHERE’S nothing like money to cause a row – and that is what has happened after Donegal County Council yesterday gave Finn Harps a €20,000 lifeline.Senior soccer fans in the county are delighted with the move, as are businesses in the Twin Towns which benefit from travelling teams and their supporters.Cllr Barry O’Neill said Finn Harps was more than just a football club but a symbol of sport in Donegal and said the club should be helped in a time of crisis. Finn Harps chairman Joey O’Leary said the club employed 22 people last year and was more than just a football club.“This money will go directly into the club. We have structural work to do and this is emergency funding.“Times are tough but the reality is that if we do not get this money then Finn Harps will close,” he said.But those who have no interest in sport aren’t so happy. And they’re saying so…on donegaldaily.com.Your views are welcome in our comments section below. Foul language or ludicrous claims however will be moderated or excluded.THE GREAT DEBATE: PUBLIC DIVIDED OVER €20,000 COUNCIL HAND-OUT TO FINN HARPS was last modified: November 29th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal County Councilfinn harpslast_img read more

first_img The Drake University track and field teams are set to compete at the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championship this weekend in Terre Haute, Ind.The three-day competition begins on Friday, May 13 and culminates with the crowning of the men’s and women’s team champions on Sunday afternoon at Indiana State’s Gibson Track & Field Complex. Action from each day’s competitions will be broadcast via The Valley on ESPN3  at the following times.Friday – 5:50-7:30 p.m.Saturday – 3:45-6:15 p.m.Sunday – 11:55-3:15 p.m.The Bulldogs travel to Terre Haute with 15 competitors that currently rank in the top eight in the conference in their respective events and four marks that lead the MVC.Drake’s sprinters are led by senior Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) who owns the top 100-meter time in the Valley at 10.26 with Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) and Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) ranking fifth and sixth, respectively. Vincent has also run the fourth-fastest 200-meter time in the MVC while Shelton is sixth. All three plan to be part of the Bulldogs’ 4×100-meter relay that earlier this season set the top mark in the Valley at 40.23.The hurdles look to be an area in which the Bulldogs can collect points as well. Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) owns the second-fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the league this season at 52.18 while Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) is fourth after earning all-conference honors a year ago as a freshman. In the women’s hurdles, Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) turned in the second-fastest 400-meter hurdle time in the league at 59.44 two weeks ago at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) also ranks in the top 10 in the events and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles.Drake’s distance runners have made waves all year with Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) breaking four school records, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) coming up a split-second short of a record and Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) winning a Drake Relays title in the steeplechase. That same group aims to add to their standout seasons as Huston runs in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, two events in which she owns the top times in the league at 4:20.82 and 16:06.55. Fischer will compete in the 5,000 meters, and event he ranks second in the league in at 14:00.28 set at the Drake Relays. Meanwhile, McCann owns the fastest steeplechase performance in the league with a time of 8:47.38 set at the Stanford Invitational.The Bulldog jumpers have also stitched together a strong season and have trained to be in position to claim an MVC title. Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) and Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) rank second and fourth, respectively, in the triple jump. Bell also ranks second in the long jump among MVC competitors.In the league’s annual pre-championship poll, the Drake women’s team was projected to finish seventh with Wichita State as the favorite. The men’s polling projected Drake to take sixth place with WSU again the projected favorite.Print Friendly Version Story Links Championship Central Live Results Heat Sheets ESPN3 (Friday) Schedule ESPN3 (Sunday) ESPN3 (Saturday) last_img read more