31 May

Sadler Wins Record Third Consecutive Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap As His ‘Avis Choice’ Combatant, Wins By A Neck

first_imgSadler Wins Record Third Consecutive Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap As His ‘Avis Choice’ Combatant, Wins By A Neck; Ridden By Rosario, He Gets 1 ¼ Miles In 2:02.32 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 7, 2020)–With his defending champion Gift Box scratched late this morning due to concerns over a filling in an ankle, it appeared trainer John Sadler’s quest for a record third consecutive win in the storied Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap was a longshot at best.  However, Hronis Racing’s second entrant, Combatant, proved equal to the challenge, winning the 83rd running of the Big ‘Cap by a neck while getting a mile and one quarter under Joel Rosario, who was originally scheduled to ride Gift Box, in 2:02.32.Taken in hand out of the gate, Combatant was a joint third, about two lengths off the lead set by longshot Brown Storm heading into the Club House turn.  Fourth by a similar margin past the half mile pole, Combatant was on the move around the far turn and was about a half length off the lead a quarter mile from home as Rosario wheeled four-wide en route to a gutsy win, outrunning longshot Multiplier and heavily favored Midcourt late.Originally trained by Steve Asmussen, Combatant was making his second start for Sadler today, following a non-threatening third place finish behind Midcourt in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at a mile and one eighth Feb. 1.  Beaten some 42 ¾ lengths in his only other start at a mile and one quarter, 18 races back in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Combatant was off at 9-1 in a field of seven older horses and he paid $21.20, $10.20 and $4.00.Owned by Hronis Racing, who along with Sadler, got their third consecutive Big ‘Cap today, following wins with Accelerate in 2018 and Gift Box last year and had originally engaged Umberto Rispoli to ride Combatant, who picked up $360,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $1,032,498.  (Sadler confirmed that Rispoli would be paid a double-jock mount in the amount of $36,000).A 5-year-old ridgling by Scat Daddy, Combatant is out of Border Dispute, who is by Boundary.Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Multiplier, who was most recently a close fifth in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at a mile and one quarter on grass Feb. 1, battled gamey at the rail the length of the stretch, outrunning Midcourt by a half length.  Off at 33-1, Multiplier paid $28.00 and $6.40.Midcourt, a smashing 3 ½ length winner of the San Pasqual, seemed to regress off that effort, returning $2.20 to show while off at 3-5 under Victor Espinoza.Fractions on the race were 23.66, 47.87, 1:12.37 and 1:36.99.last_img read more

14 May

Diego Costa is called to meet Liverpool

first_imgThe striker played his last ten minutes on November 10 in a match against Espanyol. A cervical disc herniation made him go through the operating room and since then he has been convalescent with the aim of being able to help the team in this knockout round of the Champions League against Liverpool. The team missed him, so much that the club tried to sign a substitute in the January market. Cavani was the goal, but the ten million offer made by the rojiblancos could not move the Uruguayan from there. Now the Champions returns and Costa returns to the call. History repeats itself. Last season the striker was also intervened, this time on a toe, and arrived in February. The difference is that this time he could play half an hour in the League match against Lightning, before being in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Juventus.Simeone then played the mistake and included the starting battering team against the Turinese, although he acknowledged that he was not ready to play the 90 minutes. Costa played one of his best games in Atlético and was substituted, but saw a yellow that prevented him from playing the lap. The list of summoned to be measured with Liverpool tomorrow is formed by: Oblak, Adam, Arias, Lodi, Giménez, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Thomas, Koke, Saúl, Lemar, Vitolo, Llorente, Carrasco, Morata, Correa and Costa. João Félix, Herrera and Trippier are left out. Diego Costa returns to Atlético’s call, just when he is most needed. The presence of the forward has been confirmed by Simeone at a press conference. “It has been improving. It is growing, training enthusiastically, it is among the 19 concentrated players and has the opportunity tomorrow to play the game,” explained the Argentine coach.last_img read more

14 May

De las Cuevas confirms his good moment with another double

first_imgFrom the Caves: Last day he was already on the verge of being the MVP, but this time he did. A new double for him and assistance, being key in the 4-1 of his team. Sporting’s last two victories have a clear protagonist: De las Cuevas. 18 points has been achieved, same as last day. Jury: Atlético de Madrid could not pass the draw against Racing, who played almost the entire second half with one less. However, Jurado did measure up and played a great game, scoring the third goal of the season for him. A great performance that allows you to achieve 14 points. Robert Pires: The Frenchman was of little importance for Villarreal this day. He made the only goal of his team, but he missed the collaboration of his teammates. Despite the defeat, he has managed 14 points this day.They can do moreGiuseppe Rossi: The Italian is the undisputed starter in front of the yellow submarine, but he is not meeting expectations at the moment. Only two goals in nine games, and there are already two consecutive days making -2. More is expected from someone with a value close to € 8,500,000. Piatti: One of the most unbalanced footballers in Almería. Playing at home it was expected that the Argentine would make the difference against a direct rival like Tenerife but, far from that, Piatti was not at all successful and, in addition, he was sent off, for which he obtained a -5. Its price is around € 5,000,000, and keep going down.center_img Last day Messi snatched the title of MVP of the day, but this time From the Caves He has made up for himself by becoming the best player on Matchday 9 thanks to two goals and an assist that allowed him to turn around a game in which Sporting de Gijón won 4-1 against Mallorca. Luis Morán and Diego Castro They were other notable names in the overwhelming local victory.Distribution of points between Real Valladolid and Athletic Club. The 2-2 was a fair result in a clash in which the most outstanding of each team were Diego Costa and Muniain, both authors of a goal. The one that did manage to win, by a tight 1-0, was Malaga to Getafe. The local defensive solidity, represented in men like Jesús Gámez or Weligton, It was key for the three points to stay at home.But if we talk about defensive solidity we cannot forget Richard. The Osasuna goalkeeper prevented Real Madrid from taking the Reyno de Navarra victory with his great interventions to keep the score 0-0. Atlético de Madrid could not pass the tie either. The huge party of Jury, with goal included, was insufficient against Racing that held the 1-1 despite playing with one man less almost the entire second half.Another of the goals of the day was the 4-1 that Sevilla endorsed Real Zaragoza in a clash in which the first goal was made by the Sevilla player Konko. Xerez achieved their first victory of the season 2-1 at the expense of a Villarreal who went ahead on the scoreboard with a goal from Robert Pires, our last member of the Ideal XI of day 9.MVPs Dudu Aouate: One of the best goalkeepers in the championship so far. The Israeli is a guarantee under the sticks, but this time he did not have his best day. He did not make any outstanding intervention and conceded four goals, so his score was -2. Its value is higher than € 4,000,000, and should have better scores in the future.last_img read more

15 Jan

“The 2014/2015 Budget Calls for a Period of National Sacrifice”

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has finally sent to the House of Representatives the Budget Message, which includes the performance report on the 2013/2014 and formal submission of the Fiscal Year 2014/2015 National Budget.The Budget Message was in fulfillment of the Representatives’ request amidst the submission of the 2014/2015 National Budget which marked her 9th National Budget of her Presidency.In her letter to Speaker J. Alex Tyler, the President said the Budget calls for a period of national sacrifice – a sacrifice that calls for better efficiency in the allocation of available resources – as we combine aggressive revenue generation with careful debt management and scale up spending in security, energy and the road network.The President’s Budget message to the Legislature was read on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, during the 33rd day sitting in the 3rd session of the Honorable House of Representatives of the 53rd Legislature.A recurrent budget US$529 million was proposed, with a reduction of periodic expenditure, which she said, “It is not going to be easy or painless.”The budget message said there would be decrease in excessive expenditure on goods and services by eliminating scratch cards and reducing spending on fuel and foreign travel.“Fuel will be restricted to operational use only; and for all travel less than eight hours in duration, officials and ministers will be required to fly economy class,” the President said, “The number of foreign trips will be limited to three per year, with the exception of the President, Vice President, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Finance; and there will be a limit of no more than five members on any travel.”Meanwhile, the Liberian Chief Executive said the Government will honor its side of the counterpart funding agreements on national priority projects by allocating US$45.9 million across the energy, infrastructure, sanitation and health sectors, including the US$7.7 million for resettlement action plans for the Fish Town to Harper and Redlight to Ganta road.Others include US$10 million for Government’s share of the financing for the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee hydroelectric dam, US$7.9 million for the resettlement action plans for the West Africa Power Pool Project, US$1.2 million for the construction of a new Heavy Fuel Oil Power Plant and the US$3 million for repair of the Robert International Airport runaway.The President further said the Government will also invest an additional US$26 million for on-going road works and maintenance, and US$1.6 million for sector projects in WASH and land settlement for peace and reconciliation.“In response to the Legislature’s request for more support to rural development , the Government will invest US$18.25 million primarily for the construction of security and social infrastructure, the President noted, “This will accelerate economic activities in the districts and alleviate difficulties in attracting skilled professionals for assignments away from Monrovia.”In view of the UNMIL draw down, the President said in order to maintain peace and stability in the country, US$23 million has been allotted.“We propose that funding focuses on establishment of the BIN training academy in Foya, extension of the Police Training Academy in Monrovia, continuation of the Camp Todee Military Academy’s rehabilitation, and training, logistics and deployment of 1,832 recruits into the various security institutions.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

11 Jan

Ducks beat Huskies

first_imgAaron Brooks scored 30points, making 10 of 14 field goals – including 4 of 7 from 3-point range – to lead No. 23 Oregon to a 93-85 victory over visiting Washington. The victory gave the Ducks sole possession of fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference. Meanwhile, Washington saw its hopes of sneaking into the NCAA Tournament take a big hit. Tajuan Porter scored 19points and Bryce Taylor added 15 for Oregon, which shot 54percent, including 47percent (9 for 19) from 3-point range. Ryan Appleby led Washington with 21 points, while Spencer Hawes added 21. No. 9 Washington St. 58, Oregon St. 54: Mac Hopson’s jumper with 35.5 seconds to go put Washington State ahead for good and the Cougars held off the Beavers. Washington State was coming off a 64-59 loss to No. 23 Oregon on Thursday. The loss slimmed the Cougars’ chances of catching UCLA in the conference race. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

6 Jan

Coutinho completes ‘dream’ Barcelona move

first_img“It’s an honour for me, a great honour, but also a dream to be here,” Coutinho said after posing on the Camp Nou pitch in a Barcelona shirt.“I have my goals; to get here, to be happy, win titles and have fun — I only think about that.”Minutes before the midfielder put pen to paper after a whirlwind few days, the club said a thigh injury would delay his debut until the end of January.The runaway La Liga leaders also claimed that Liverpool had cut their original asking price from 200 million euros, after a long-running transfer saga dating back to the summer window.“Due to a contractual issue and due to Liverpool’s desire, we cannot provide the exact figures, but there has been a very significant reduction (in price),” said Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre.Barca’s swoop for Coutinho is outranked only by Paris Saint-Germain’s stunning world record 222 million-euro signing of Neymar from Barcelona last year, and the Paris club’s capture of French striker Kylian Mbappe in a deal which will be worth 180 million euros when the teenager completes his initial loan deal later this year.Coutinho’s arrival will help Barcelona move on from the humiliation of losing Neymar, and his presence alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will help take the pressure off another of the club’s stars, 33-year-old midfielder Andres Iniesta.Profile of midfielder Philippe Countinho, who has been transferred from Liverpool to Barcelona for 160 million euros © AFP / Sophie RAMISBut the Brazilian international insisted he would not be replacing Neymar or Iniesta in Ernesto Valverde’s side.“Neymar is a huge player… But we have different characteristics and I’ve come here to find my space,” Coutinho said.“I spoke with him. He told me about the city, the players and told me that this club has an amazing dressing room.“Iniesta, for me, is a genius. What I like most is being in the group and being able to play, the rest is a question for the coach.”Bartomeu said the club had secured “one of the stars of world football” and admitted that Liverpool had put up a fight to keep the player.“It was not easy and other clubs expressed an interest in him, but he was determined to come here,” the president said.Barcelona made three bids for Coutinho last year, but Liverpool stood firm.In the end, the lure of a huge profit on a player they paid just £8.5 million for when he joined from Inter Milan in 2013 proved too strong for the English club.– A good fit –Philippe Coutinho became the world’s third most expensive footballer after securing a long-desired transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool © AFP / Josep LAGOCoach Valverde predicted Coutinho will comfortably fit into his star-studded team, and he could now make his debut at home to Alaves on January 28.Coutinho played with Suarez for 18 months at Liverpool before the Uruguayan made the same move to Spain in 2014.“It’s an honour to be able to play with him (Suarez) again,” Coutinho added.“He’s helped me a lot, wrote to me a lot and explained to me about the club and city… He even visited a few houses for me! He’s a very close friend.”Valverde admitted that it would be a challenge to find a position for Coutinho, with the Spanish title looking a formality and the player cup-tied for the Champions League.Barcelona had tried to sign Philippe Coutinho last summer and his departure is a blow to Liverpool as he had just returned to top form after an injury-hit start to the season © AFP / Josep LAGO“I have seen him play in various positions — on the right, the left, in the middle, on the wings,” said Valverde.He is likely to be used to give Iniesta a rest, keeping the veteran midfielder fresh for the Champions League as Barcelona seek to wrest the trophy back from bitter rivals Real Madrid.Rio-born Coutinho scored 54 goals for Liverpool in all competitions, although he won no silverware during his five-year stay at Anfield.His departure is a blow to Liverpool as he had returned to top form after an injury-hit start to the season, scoring seven goals in the last eight games of 2017.Liverpool have been tipped to quickly reinvest their windfall from the Coutinho sale, with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar both linked with a switch to Anfield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s new Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho poses with his new jersey during his official presentation in Barcelona on January 8, 2018 © AFP / LLUIS GENEBarcelona, Spain, Jan 8 – Philippe Coutinho said he is targeting titles at Barcelona after finally completing his “dream” 160 million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool on Monday.The Brazilian signed a five-year contract in a ceremony sitting alongside Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, making him the third-most expensive player in history.last_img read more

30 Dec

Around Whittier

first_imgMac users groupmeets SaturdayNORWALK – The Whittier Area Macintosh Users Group will meet here from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 12722 Woods Ave.Members will demonstrate the new operating system from Apple called OS X “Leopard.” They will also answer questions and discuss Apple news.All are welcome to attend.For more information, call (562) 943-4919 or visit www.geocities.com/wamug.Up to speedon labor laws?The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League is sponsoring a 2008 Labor Law Update seminar from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Radisson Whittier Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave.Topics include wages and hours, leaves of absence and discrimination.The state Legislature, regulatory agencies and courts at the state and federal level have been changing the way you must do business. Learn the new ins and outs from Paul Fleck of the law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.Seating is limited. The cost is $50 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers and includes breakfast.Register and pay online 24 hours a day at www.sfschamber.com and clicking on “events” or call (562) 944-1616.Holiday boutiquevendors soughtNORWALK – Vendors are being sought for a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive.Crafters who knit, crochet, work with wood, make greeting cards or other goods can register to sell their wares.A table for those 50 or older costs $10. For those younger than 50, a table costs $20.The event is free and open to the public.For more information or to register, call (562) 929-5580.Make a differencefor women awardSoroptimist International of Whittier is seeking applicants for its Making a Difference for Women Award. Eligible nominees are women who, through professional or personal activities, make extraordinary impacts and improve the lives of women and girls.The winner of the club-level award will compete for additional kudos at other levels of the Soroptimist International organization.Nominations should be turned in by Nov. 20.For more information, call Carol Fleck at (562) 698-1272.– From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre For information on the watch program, visit www.nwnw.info.Pork feast tobenefit veteransSANTA FE SPRINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 invites you to make a pig of yourselves.Enjoy stuffed pork loin with all the fixings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post, 11912 Rivera Road.Family, friends and neighbors are welcome. The cost is $5.95. All proceeds benefit veterans.For more information, call (562) 698-9059. The North Whittier Neighborhood Watch will host its eighth Night Out beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at 13597 Ankerton Ave.The purpose is for neighbors to get acquainted and establish a safer neighborhood for children, youths and senior citizens.California Highway Patrol officers, as well as sheriff’s deputies and representatives from Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office will be present.Several houses in the Neighborhood Watch area were burglarized in October. If residents see suspicious individuals in the area, they should call the Sheriff’s Department at (626) 330-3322.last_img read more

26 Dec

Man United linked with shock January move for Wigan flop

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 3 TOP WORK There is also interest in Granqvist from Zenit Saint Petersburg and Lokomotiv Moscow, who want to take him back to Russia, and the defender has reacted to the transfer reports.“I know there’s a lot of interest in me,” he said. “United is very flattering, but I have not heard anything concrete.”At the World Cup, Granqvist played in Sweden’s defence alongside current Man United player Victor Lindelof. 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Granqvist left Krasnodar for Helsingborg in July, but Fotboll Direkt say he could be on the move again in January with United keeping tabs on the centre-back. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED He has built a respectable career since then, playing for Groningen of the Netherlands, Italian side Genoa and Krasnodar, the Russian side, and it was Granqvist who replaced Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Sweden captain after the former Man United forward retired from international duty in 2016.The 33-year-old skippered his country at this summer’s World Cup, scoring two goals as Sweden made it to the quarter-finals, where they lost to England. It is reported United could make a move to bring in Granqvist on a short-term loan deal, signing him from January until March, when the Swedish league campaign starts again after its off-season break.This is the same type of deal that took Henrik Larsson from Helsingborg to Old Trafford back in 2007. three-way race moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest transfer news targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star center_img REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 3 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Larsson became a Man United cult hero despite his short stay at Old Trafford Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Granqvist captained Sweden during their impressive World Cup run LIVING THE DREAM Manchester United have been linked with a shock January move for Sweden international Andreas Granqvist.Granqvist, the defender, is best known in England for his dreadful one-season stay at Wigan in 2007/08, when he played just 16 times for the Latics. LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Granqvist spent a less than impressive season at Wigan over a decade ago last_img read more

26 Dec

Chelsea fans mock Tottenham with DVD of ‘heroic’ defeat to Barcelona

first_imgEventually their attacking left holes at the back though and Lionel Messi made the most of it by adding a second goal to his tally.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke of his pride after the match as his men, shorn of Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, and Dele Alli, fought back admirably after a tough first half.But rival fans took the opportunity to have a good laugh at the expense of the north London club and mocked up a DVD of the match with Spurs once famed for releasing videos of the victories against top teams. Chelsea fans have mocked Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur over their defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League.Spurs lost Wednesday’s encounter 4-2 to the Spanish giants but were close to an incredible comeback in the second half as Harry Kane and Erik Lamela struck at Wembley. Just in time for Christmas… pic.twitter.com/8X5HDoPZp3— Kelvin Barker (@ChelseaKelv) October 5, 2018Chelsea fans will have been needing the laugh having seen their own side labour to a 1-0 win over Hungarian side MOL Vidi in the Europa League. Tottenham Hotspur players looked dejected after the defeat to Barcelona. 1last_img read more

25 Dec

Reward offered in vandalism

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The vandals caused about $15,000 damage. The vandals damaged the church organ, its pulpit and U.S. and church flags, and painted gang names on the carpet and walls, Antonovich said. Antonovich asked for the Antelope Valley Human Relations Task Force to assist with the sheriff’s investigation. Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to call sheriff’s Detective Victor Hess at (661) 948-8466. Los Angeles County supervisors offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who smashed windows and furniture and scrawled gang names on a desert church building. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who called for the reward, has asked the District Attorney’s Office to consider prosecuting the vandalism as a hate crime. The vandalism occurred Halloween night at Calvary Church, where a bloody wedding massacre scene in the 2003 film “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” was filmed. Pastor Orbin Love said last week the vandalism was the third attack this year at the church, which sits in the sparsely populated Hi Vista area about 25 miles east of Lancaster. He blames all three attacks on members of a Los Angeles gang. last_img read more