VICTOR ESPINOZA BACK IN THE SADDLE AT SANTA ANITA AS HE FINISHES SECOND WITH HIS FIRST MOUNT SINCE BEING INJURED JULY 22

first_imgVICTOR ESPINOZA BACK IN THE SADDLE AT SANTA ANITA AS HE FINISHES SECOND WITH HIS FIRST MOUNT SINCE BEING INJURED JULY 22ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019)–A storybook ending it wasn’t, but the racing world welcomed Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza with open arms following a seven-month absence on a picturesque Monday afternoon at Santa Anita, as the 46-year-old native of Mexico City finished second, beaten 2 ¾ lengths aboard heavily favored Gallantlystreaming in the day’s first race which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course.“It was great, it was a fun ride,” said Espinoza.  “She ran great and you can’t ask for much more.  We got the first race out of the way and now we’ve got to go on and find the next champion.  I wasn’t nervous, I was kind of excited (going to the starting gate), excited to know I came back and could continue my career.”With fans hollering words of encouragement from Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens, through the tunnel underneath the Grandstand and on to the post parade, Espinoza expressed sincere appreciation to all those who have assisted him in his long road back from a broken neck, sustained in a training accident at Del Mar on July 22.“…It’s very important to have support from the fans and the people around you,” said Espinoza, who had limited use of his left arm and required 24-hour assistance for a period of time following his injury.  “I appreciate that, I appreciate everything.  Basically, I appreciate everything in life.  I go day by day and continue my career surrounded by a lot of happy people.”It seemed fitting that owner, Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer, John Sadler would be the first to offer Espinoza a mount, as Victor had been the regular rider of their eventual Breeders’ Cup Classic and Older Horse of Year winner Accelerate, prior to the July 22 injury.Irish-bred Gallantlystreaming, who took a steep dive in class from three maiden special weight races and was in for a maiden $50,000 claiming tag today, was off as the 4-5 favorite in a field of 10 sophomore fillies.  Breaking sharply from the far outside, she was quickly in-hand while mid-pack and although she mustered a good stretch rally, never threatened the winner, Queen of the Track, who sped to a gate to wire victory under Ruben Fuentes and paid $21.80 to win.Gallantlystreaming finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of A Dime for Me and paid $2.80 and $2.40.Although he had but one mount today, Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown and a total of three Kentucky Derbies, remains hopeful he can again “smell the roses” on the first Saturday in May.“That’s my goal, hopefully I can find a Derby horse,” he said.  “That would be so awesome to come back and ride that race, not just ride it, I want to win it again!”last_img read more

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Spurs fan spotted sewing at Crystal Palace clash has Twitter in meltdown

first_img4 One Bayern Munich fan used his adidas shoe as a phoneCredit: Twitter4 An Arsenal fan was spotted eating a bag of carrots at the EmiratesArsenal supporters mocked after one is spotted with a bag of carrots and another holding a plate at the Emirates TOTTENHAM had the game sewn up early in their 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, so much so that fans were able to crack on with their own needlework.A double from Son Heung-min either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal was compounded by a goal from Erik Lamela during a rampant first half from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.4 Two Tottenham fans were caught sewing during the 4-0 win over Crystal PalaceDespite the impressive performance from the north London outfit, two female fans sewing up in the stands was what sent Twitter into meltdown.And predictably, it was supporters from rivals Arsenal leading the charge, with one posting: “They’ve always been the joke of England and London! What’s new mate.”Another said: “If this happened at the Emirates we wouldn’t hear the end of it”.A third tweeted: “So you’re allowed to take a needle into a football ground but not the tops of bottles! Absolutely ridiculous”.”How did our elite security let a needle through wtf,” a fourth added.However, Spurs fans came to the defence of the ladies, firing back that the women were showing off their multitasking skills.One said: “You underestimate women though, we’re great at multitasking. She was probably intensely watching the game, whilst her hands knitted away.”I agree though, football team comes first. Saying that, Spurs were cruising all game, no wonder the knitting needles came out.”Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic4Arsenal fans have also fallen victim to a social media frenzy after one Gooner was mocked for munching a big bag of carrots during a clash with Liverpool.Elsewhere in London, a Chelsea fan was once spotted brushing their teeth.But perhaps the oddest activity spotted in the stands was a Bayern Munich fan using an Adidas shoe as a phone.last_img read more

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Hunters trailing 16-6

first_imgBy TROY TAULEThe SP Hunters are trailing 16-6 at half time against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Kalabond oval.The Seagulls struck early in in the third minute when Seagulls five eighth Ben Cronin crossed over to score. The try converted to give the Seagulls a 6-0 lead.It took a while but the Hunters soon regained their composure and hit back through Adam Korave who sent a short ball to a flying George Benson to score. The extras were added to level the scores.However, errors and more from errors the Hunters allowed the Seagulls easy possession to attack in the Hunters half.Two more soft tries from Seagulls have given them a 16-6 lead.last_img

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Debutants Mosin Fresh pool team win first up in Media Pool opener

first_imgThe Peoples Noticeboard who are making their debut in the competition turned up to meet Education Media, but were given the game on a golden platter with a forfeit after the opposite team failed to show.The Vitis Mosin Fresh People’s Noticeboard team captain, Raymond Evari was surprised but added that it was good to have early points since it was their debut into the competition.“It is good to have this surprise win in this very tough media pool competition but it is just the beginning,” Evari said.He also took the opportunity to thank the executive of the NGCB Media Pool Competition for accepting the Mosin Fresh Peoples Noticeboard pool team to be part of the competition.“ I am glad and happy that the Media Pool executive has accepted us to become a member of this great competition. I especially thank the chairman Tony Sipa, Secretary Eric Kone, Treasurer Chris Haro, Business operations coordinator Colin Taimbari and game coordinators for including us and we will do our best to perform to the best of out talent,” Evari said.Meanwhile, at the opening of season this morning at the Lamana Hotel at 11am, a total of 25 teams have registered.Media Pool Tournament director, Ephraim Kara told Loop PNG that there would be a grace period for all teams with a deadline set.“As of the latest we have 25 teams registered, however there is a grace period of three weeks in which time all teams must get their teams in order.”Kara who is taking on the directors’ role for the second year running called on all team to meet the June 28th deadline for all registrations to be completed.“Each team must pay a registration of K1, 500 by June 25 and by June 28 all registration will be complete,” Kara said.He added that this year, all team captains would be given one free Media Pool Rule Book while whose who wanted a copy would have to buy it for K10.last_img read more

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“Cavani wants to play at Atlético, it’s his first choice”

first_img‘Operation Cavani’ by Atlético de Madrid is still ongoing, simmering. After both PSG coach Thomas Tuchel and the sports director of the Parisian club, Leonardo, have given new hope to the rojiblanco club by stating that they do not know if the Uruguayan striker will be in February in Paris, AS has contacted with the most direct environment of Cavani. In an interview with his mother, Berta Gómez, he has detailed how the negotiation is, what is Edinson’s mood and what outcome they expect. “The PSG is not behaving well with my son and we are angry about that” Cheer up, how is your son?He’s fine. What is being said that he is depressed is false. Now yes, he is angry, because he does not understand that they put obstacles to him to leave if they do not count on him. He is training as usual and is waiting for events.It takes three games in a row without being summoned with the PSG. Before Monaco, according to the club, he had muscular discomfort, but different media outlets, especially from France, indicated that it was not so and that he had put himself in ‘rebellion’. What is true in all this?Desjection that has been put into rebellion. It is true that he had discomfort in the pubis as Paris Saint Germain and his coach said. And obviously, knowing that there is a possibility that you can leave, you will not risk. At the end of the contract next summer, Edinson Cavani can negotiate with any club from January 31. Is Atlético de Madrid your child’s first choice?Yes absolutely. For four years, in a visit we made to Spain, there have been numerous times that both the president and Cholo have called Edinson.Do you understand the position of Paris Saint Germain of not wanting to let him out because he does not lose a player, who although he plays little, can help in the Champions League?We understand it, and they have let it be known, but what I do not understand is that they want him to stay and then take six minutes. They are not behaving well with him, with everything he has given Paris Saint Germain in the almost seven years he has been there.I feel her angry …I am, because they are not considering him. If you use little, let him go to a club that needs your goals, such as Atlético de Madrid.center_img Today, how is the negotiation between Paris Saint Germain and Atlético de Madrid so that Cavani, his son, arrives at the team trained by Simeone before February 1?Well, you know that there is an open negotiation, Paris Saint Germain has rejected three proposals from Atlético de Madrid, but my son has asked to leave and we are waiting for an agreement to be reached by both clubs.Are they optimistic that Edinson ends up playing at Atlético de Madrid?Look, it’s complicated, but he wants to play at Atlético, if not now, in summer surely. It would be great that this was the case and we have been wishing it for years, but it does not depend, now, on my son, but on Paris Saint Germain and Atlético de Madrid. “It is false that he refused to go to play in the last games, he had discomfort”last_img read more

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Tuchel excuses Cavani

first_imgFor Simeone, the arrival of Cavani is a capital issue since the rojiblancos are lacking in cash (Diego Costa has a long-term injury) and goal. Meanwhile, in the Park of the Princes, they consider the Uruguayan matador as a luxury replacement for Mauro Icardi and a necessary reinforcement to get fresh to the key stretch of the season. Cavani’s plan is clear, to go to Atlético, but there is still some obstacle in the way that depends on an agreement between both clubs. With the player everything is already closed. Thomas Tuchel wanted to clarify the situation of Edinson Cavani after the 0-3 victory in the semifinals of the French League Cup in which the Salto striker did not participate. Some media came to claim that it was because he had declared himself in absentia but Tuchel confirmed that the striker is upset at the pubis and both preferred that he not be included in the list. The German was asked on Canal + about his situation and it was clear. “Cavani does not disrespect us. He said it, he has discomfort in the pubis and it was not possible that he was with us today,” he said. Mr.Edinson Cavani is living a complicated month since his departure is lengthening more than it seems. Atlético de Madrid is the best placed to take him out of Paris this January although, the more the schedule progresses, the more likely it is that the Uruguayan will have to fulfill his contract until next June 30. The rojiblancos presented an offer of 15 million euros plus three in bonus that seems to close its exit although nothing is final. At the moment, Tuchel gave no more clues. “Your situation? No, there is no news,” he said on the Canal + microphones. With the head in the Champions LeagueAlthough there are several weeks left before PSG has to travel to Germany to face Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel already has the knockout round of the European Cup in mind. The German, who put the PSG in the final, lamented the possibility of having to play this match for the title between the first leg and the return against Borussia Dortmund and left clues about the eleven that will line up in the Westfalenstadion. “I have in mind my team against Dortmund. We have to play in Lille and Pau. Now, there are five away games in a row. We don’t think much about the Champions League but, if Neymar and Mbappé are available, they will play in Dortmund, “he revealed.last_img read more

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Real Madrid-Atlético Atleti forgives and Madrid does not

first_imgChangesVinicius Junior (45 ‘, Kroos), Lucas Vázquez (45 ‘, Isco), Lemar (49 ‘, Morata), Carrasco (70 ‘, Vitolo), Sergio Camello (73 ‘, Thomas) With a vocational auctioneer, Atlético probably would have gone to rest with advantage, but where Simeone asked for a nine the club found him a new one (Carrasco), which was also halfway. Winter market things, which start in one way and end in another.Two ends and another matchZidane must have seen him so black that he flew from stick to stick at the break. He understood that the party’s solution was on the perimeter and He changed two midfielders, Kroos and Isco, by two extremes, Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius. An express trip from 4-5-1 to 4-3-3, almost always the Madrid dress. The output of Kroos, the team’s compass, was especially strange. Almost immediately Simeone ran out of Morata, more adrenaline work, and had to pull Lemar, who spent January waiting for fate and found none.The tactical shake had no immediate effect. In fact, the best opportunity of Madrid in the first minutes of the second part was a Valverde shoe, now as a flyer, rejected without too much fatigue by Oblak.But Vinicius, whose street football is still to be refined, is the differential fact of Madrid, more with Hazard out of orbit. He designed the goal that put Madrid ahead. He attracted three Atlético defenses (no one like the dribblers put so many people on guard) until he opened the corridor to Mendy, whose threaded center finished off point blank Benzema. That goal ended up lifting Madrid, a battered team in the first half and dominant in the second, and dwarfed Atlético, aware that he had let his train pass and that much of his energy had been left in the first chapter.Madrid found the lost emotion and a huge Valverde, aspiring vintage player. Not only was the ball his, but also the second play and the bands, With a very growing Mendy. It will never be Marcelo, but he makes Madrid sleep peacefully for his band. At the last minute Carrasco arrived, another from the brotherhood of the overflow, but by then Atlético already had the chrono, the atmosphere and the mood against it. This time the derby was not against the current. CardsReferee: Xavier Estrada FernándezVAR Referee: José María Sánchez MartínezFelipe Monteiro (65 ‘, Yellow) Vrsaljko (79 ‘, Yellow) Ferland Mendy (83 ‘, Yellow) Casemiro (87 ‘, Yellowcenter_img Simeone wanted and did not have Cavani and the derby justified his efforts. Atlético found the match in the palm of the hand for a while, in the midst of Madrid’s centrality, But it hit the air. Then Zidane took the team fat with Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius And the wind changed. The derby took the rojiblancos from the League and filled Valverde, the find of the century.Hazard’s injury, Jovic’s evaporation, Rodrygo’s regression, little conviction with Vinicius and Bale’s mental and clinical Brexit, whose case would be the responsibility of the World Health Organization when the coronavirus leaves time, hHe has occasionally taken Zidane to a Madrid of five midfielders, an associative model that successfully inaugurated criticism and public in the Super Cup, but that is not valid for every day or every game. He unsuccessfully insisted against an Athletic topped by the casualties (the last, from Herrera, almost at the gates of the Bernabéu) and rectified in time carrying luck on the ends. Lucas and Vinicius formed the rescue team.To the other side, Simeone joined Vitolo, Correa and Morata, three soccer players especially useful in this very athletic strategy to arm themselves with patience and penalize the loss of the rival, the bible of the cholismo: this is won by the one who makes the least mistake.The crossing of models offered the expected result: an indigestion of Madrid’s ball without great progress and a growing proposal of Atlético, which He left his confinement on the back of Morata and his lung capacity. The plan of Madrid left two mediapuntas, Isco and Modric, who do not pass by gunmen, and in front of them a Benzema locked between those rojiblancos bars. His first two occasions had more to do with strategy than with creation. They culminated in the same way, with the dispatch of Kroos, the midfielder of the telescopic sight, and bitten shots of Sergio Ramos, which need not be insisted to go to the load.Good organization strengthened Atlético. First, not to suffer. Then, to scare that Madrid without salt. It was a climb: He started with a shot from Vitolo that was too focused and continued with another intentional from Saul and one more from Correa, without too much angle, to the stick. He also claimed a penalty from Casemiro to Morata in what was more struggle than infringement. The position of Valverde, very close to the band to give the afternoon to Lodi, unleashed much to Madrid in the withdrawal. And when the Uruguayan was lengthening his band, nobody followed him. Zidane’s team also lost the fight of disputes. In that, Atlético has more tradition and training.The passing of the minutes was making Madrid long and thick and solid and daring Atlético, with Thomas and Llorente raising an unsurpassed wall for the squad of white midfielders. Zidane’s team had lost the emotional factor. Everything was boringly academic, a game that Bernabéu never liked. This is an audience that asks for action, round trip. And this time, in addition, there was not even the refuge of invulnerability behind, because Morata emptied before the central Madrid and Vitolo and Correa applied a speed to their cons outside the reach of the white defense.last_img read more

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Dembélé completely breaks the right thigh tendon and practically says goodbye to the season

first_imgPhoto: Reuters The forward relapsed when he already glimpsed the return to the groundsThis is a setback for Setién, because it was going to be a winter reinforcement The Barcelona player Ousmane Dembélé suffers a “complete rupture” of the tendon in the right thigh and, waiting to know what treatment he will have to continue, will remain low even though he was close to overcoming a previous injury in the same area. A fact that is not coming well, because the player says practically goodbye to everything that remains of the season.center_img “The tests performed this morning to Ousmane Dembélé have shown that the player has a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh,” said the Blaugrana club.Of course, at the moment there is no approximate withdrawal time since it remains to be seen what treatment the French should do, although he may not play again in the remainder of the season.“In the next few hours it will be determined which treatment will continue for recovery,” Barça explained, but the Frenchman already suffered this injury in 2017, in the left thigh, and was three and a half months out of the team.Dembélé, with a right thigh biceps injury suffered at the end of November 2019 that had to be about ten weeks off, was close to being discharged after several workouts with the group, but was injured on Monday again.It was expected of him that it was the winter reinforcement that has not arrived in the offensive zone of the team, since this was confirmed by his coach, Quique Setién, recently in his last appearances before the media.The French end, which accumulates several muscle injuries this season, three of them in the thigh, has played only nine games so far this season, five in LaLiga and four in the Champions League, with a goal in the domestic championship.last_img read more

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The 23 years of 23: Tamudo

first_imgWhy in the 89th minute, after a sharp pass from Jordi Lardín, Tamudo was planted again only before the rival goal to beat him with that mischief that he would return to exhibit dozens and dozens of times. With a petroleum jelly that gave Espanyol the victory and that it paved the way towards a permanence that, as almost always, was achieved.From that day 23 years ago, Tamudo would end up contesting 389 official matches with Espanyol, conquering two cups of the king in whose finals it was more than decisive, in 2000 and 2006, and reaching the UEFA Cup final in 2007. Not to mention the Jab. Their 129 goals in 340 games continue to position the current deputy to the sport management parrot as the top Catalan filmmaker in LaLiga history. And the first time was at Rico Pérez. It was him 57 minute of Hercules-Espanyol, day 30 of one of the League of 42, which Espanyol arrived with water around his neck, after six games without winning. For this reason, and after the season began, Pepe Carcelén, a week earlier, Vicente Miera had been removed for the benefit of Paco Flores, who knew Tamudo from the quarry well. Nando Muñoz was the one who gave him the alternative, at a time when the parakeets fell 1-0, goal by local Diego López.It would take to score Luis Cembranos the goal of the tie, who had not just taken a Espanyol out of the poor who started the twentieth weekend, three points from permanence. Tamudo would fail a heads up against Miguel Marí, who played for the expulsion of Peter Rufai and who will remain forever as the goalkeeper of the debut of 23. “I thought, after missing that occasion, that I would no longer play in First Division“, confessed a few years ago the former striker to this newspaper. But it was not. DAILY AS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Raúl Tamudo, along with Paco Flores.DAILY AS (DAILY AS)center_img Paradoxically, the 23 most emblematic of the history of Espanyol wore the 29 on the back, in that sort of green shirt, black pants, the day everything started. March 23, 1997. 23 years ago, at the Rico Pérez in Alicante, the legend of Raúl Tamudo began to be forged. “My life changed in one day,” said a report with AS.last_img read more

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“If they tell me now that I have to play again, I would be afraid”

first_imgExercise: “I don’t think what we do at home is a real job. It can’t be compared”Real Madrid: “At 15 I had it done with Madrid, but Liverpool came forward in the last days.”Criticism of Lopetegui: “In big clubs you are asked a lot. Being third in the League, playing well although there are things to improve and games in which we have relaxed and cost us points and in the Europa League we are also ahead. Now we were at a time when if they tell you at the beginning of the season we would all sign it. “Seville: “We were doing very well and it was the worst time for me and my team to stop.”Eurocopa with the Selection: “I was clear that I wanted to go to Sevilla and that these six months were important to me because I had not been to the national team since last summer and I kept that thorn. Sevilla were very good and there were many possibilities with Luis Enrique.” Suso I’m going through “The Chiringuito de Jugones” to talk about the situation of footballers during the coronavirus break and reveal that he was close to signing for Madrid. 14center_img Current situation: “I am not at all optimistic with the current situation. Soccer is the least important thing now. If they tell me now that I have to play again, I would be afraid. The simple fact that there is a risk of catching us and then going home is somewhat complicated. We will never have 100% security, but we will have to try to make the situation as controlled as possible and to ensure everyone’s health. Footballers are the ones we want to play and train the most. “last_img read more

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