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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019

first_img34% 38% 7 17 Tyler Baze195 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 21 13 42% 16% 59% 9 53% 25 24 19% 13% 14 13% 52 60% Flavien Prat176 10% 34 11 $1,143,281 23 38% 13 Doug O’Neill172 12 15% 18% Richard Mandella41 37% John Sadler82 Peter Miller109 $216,876 15 Jeff Mullins48 39% 18 Money Won 26 17% 13 Steve Knapp53 Agapito Delgadillo60 Joel Rosario210 Heriberto Figueroa177 JockeyMts 48% 13 $951,463 BAFFERT NO. 1 IN ODDS AND POST POSITIONS $1,365,986 Mike Smith69 26% $328,193 7 33% 9 12 11 21 13 $746,577 11% 3 43% Drayden Van Dyke147 ITM% 22 $643,769 $498,928 $264,072 29 7 Mark Glatt71 47% 14 46 33% 8 13 12 2 33 Aaron Gryder64 10 $974,970 13 49% 23 16 Geovanni Franco195 12 (Current Through Sunday, March 31) Richard Baltas118 9 22% 13 16 20 23 21 22 25 5 17% 11 Assael Espinoza124 Ruben Fuentes92 10 $611,067 7 25% $1,390,487 $1,469,830 10 13% 29 15 3rd 44% $623,471 $309,053 23 8 7 $1,015,669 38% Jerry Hollendorfer94 TrainerMtscenter_img BELLAFINA SITTING PRETTY FOR GRADE I OAKS $493,848 3rd Win% 3 37 20 16 27% 62% 3 $1,178,942 10% 9 14 11 10 41% 9 14% 8 Vladimir Cerin54 40% $352,858 25 $2,612,707 Joseph Talamo126 19 ITM% 17 15 26 SANTA ANITA DERBY IMPORTANT FOR POINTS-SHY ROADSTERBob Baffert had a question after both Roadster and McKinzie drew the rail for their respective races Saturday, the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap: “Do they put me in the one hole and then draw the races?”The answer, of course, is no. It just seems that way. Post positions aside, Baffert is seeking his ninth win in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby which offers 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, and his sixth in the $600,000 Big ‘Cap.Second in the Santa Anita Derby is worth 40 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, third 20 and fourth 10.Baffert also has champion Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. The once-beaten son of Candy Ride got the extreme outside six post position in the 1 1/8-mile race.“I would have liked to have seen Roadster on the outside and Game Winner on the inside,” Baffert said. “Seriously, I’m just glad that we’re in there. It’s a very important race, more important for Roadster, who has to get some points.“I’m glad things are settling down here and we get some racing in with all that’s been going on.”Game Winner already has 45 points for the Run for the Roses on May 4, whileRoadster is looking to get off the schneid. Still, on paper it’s a competitive field with the likes of Instagrand and Nolo Contesto among the six Triple Crown hopefuls.“I think Instagrand is a very good horse,” Baffert said. “But all you can ask for is that your horses show up and run well. I’d like to see some safe racing.”The Santa Anita Derby, race eight: Roadster, Mike Smith, 5-2; More Ice, Geovanni Franco, 30-1; Nolo Contesto, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Synthesis, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; Instagrand, Flavien Prat, 3-1; and Game Winner, Joel Rosario, 4-5.The Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino goes as  race 10: McKinzie, Mike Smith, 4-5; Mongolian Groom, Geovanni Franco, 30-1; Prime Attraction, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; Gift Box, Joel Rosario, 6-5; Prince of Arabia, Joe Talamo, 30-1;and Campaign, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1.In addition to the Big ‘Cap and the Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita will showcase the Santa Anita Oaks for fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes for three-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs; the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs; the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf; and the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.First post time for the biggest day in racing to date this year will be 12 noon.PERFECT POST FOR BELLAFINA IN SANTA ANITA OAKSBellafina is sitting pretty for Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, having trained superbly and drawn well for the mile and one-sixteenth test that offers $400,000 in prize money and is a forerunner to the Kentucky Oaks on May 3.“She’s five of five (post positions), which is perfect,” said Simon Callaghan, who trains the fleet filly, winner of five of seven starts for owner Kaleem Shah. “She’s training well, so we’re happy.”The Santa Anita Oaks, race three of 11 with a 12 noon first post time: Flor de la Mar, Joel Rosario, 5-1; $8,000 supplemental nominee Chasing Yesterday, Mike Smith, 3-1; Stirred, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; Slewgoodtobetrue, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; and Bellafina, Flavien Prat, 2-5.VASILIKA SEEKS TO CONTINUE DOMINANCE IN ROYAL HEROINEVasilika, claimed for $40,000 on Feb. 11, 2018, could soon join Jerry Hollendorfer’s group of previous distaff champions Blind Luck, Songbird and Unique Bella if she continues her extraordinary dominance in Saturday’s Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile on grass.The five-year-old daughter of Skipshot seeks her 10th win in 11 starts on Santa Anita’s turf course, her lone loss being a second by a neck in March of last year.Vasilika drew the rail, but it should be no deterrent as she has already won going a mile on grass from the inside post in the Grade II Goldikova last Nov. 4.“It shouldn’t be a problem,” said Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, part owner of the magnificent chestnut, who had an eight-race winning streak ended when she finished fourth in the Grade I Matriarch last Dec. 2.“She’s very consistent, but the good thing was, she had all the conditions that enabled her to keep improving on a schedule that suits her,” Ward said. “If you have a horse with no conditions, sometimes you have to run them over their head, but we didn’t have to do that with Vasilika, so by the time she ran through her conditions, she was a better horse.”Vasilika has won half of her career starts, 15 of 30, and with a victory would achieve millionaire status, as she has earned $938,595 and the Royal Heroine winner reaps $120,000.The field for the Royal Heroine, race five: Vasilika, Flavien Prat, 3-5; Ms Bad Behavior, Mike Smith, 4-1; Meal Ticket, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Cordiality, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Raven’s Lady, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Space Talk, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; and Smoovie, Martin Garcia, 30-1.CALLAGHAN HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN PROVIDENCIASimon Callaghan has a promising debut winner and an import from England set for Saturday’s Grade III Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf: Maxim Rate and Hostess.Maxim Rate lit up the tote board at 28-1 coming from well back to win at a mile on turf Feb. 16, while Hostess will be making her U.S. debut after breaking her maiden last Oct. 13 across the pond.“Hostess has been doing everything right in the morning,” Callaghan said. “She’s a filly that we like. She broke her maiden last time going seven-eighths and I think she’ll like the distance. She’s been training well.“Maxim Rate was a bit green the day she won and doesn’t have the experience some of the fillies have in this race, but she’s talented and I think she’s going to be competitive as well.”The $150,000 Providencia, race nine: Apache Princess, Kent Desormeaux; $3,000supplemental nominee Lady Prancealot, Joel Rosario; Truffalino, Joe Talamo; Lakerball, Rafael Bejarano; Ladymidtown, Martin Garcia; supplemental nomineeColonial Creed, Geovanni Franco; Maxim Rate, Flavien Prat; Hostess, Drayden Van Dyke; Miss Flawless, Tiago Pereira; and Killarney Lass, Edwin Maldonado.BALDWIN AVE. CLOSED FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN & WALK SATURDAYWith the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby looming large Saturday, fans and horsemen are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Derby Day morning in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5k Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest perimeter, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track at Santa Anita’s northeastern perimeter, via Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, via Gate 3 at Holly Ave. Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive, while Gate 5 is situated at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the Derby Day 5k Run and Walk next Saturday, April 6, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for April 5th, 2019Victor Espinoza on his return to the Winner’s Circle after injury.Bob Baffert Talks  Roadster Ahead of His Next Start in the Santa Anita Derby.Bob Baffert Discusses  Improbable’s Latest Work Ahead of the Arkansas Derby.Santa Anita Derby Memories:  Gary Stevens and  Laffit Pincay Jr. Talk About Their Epic Battle in the 1985 Santa Anita Derby.Santa Anita Derby Memories:  Jeff Mullins reflects back on his amazing string of three straight Santa Anita Derby victories From 2003-2005.Santa Anita Derby Memories: Former Exercise Rider  Bobby Pepe Talks About Majestic Prince’s Easy Win in the 1969 Santa Anita Derby.McKinzie works  6 furlongs prep for Santa Anita Handicap. (Baffert) 4-01-19Dream Tree works 5 furlongs. (Baffert) 4-01-19Improbable (Outside) in company with  Once On Whiskey work 6 furlongs. (Baffert) 3-30-19Bellafina works 5 furlongs. (Callaghan) 3-30-19Enaya Alrabb works 6 furlongs. (O’Neill) 3-30-19Roadster (Outside) SA Derby prep in company with  Explorer work 6 furlongs. (Baffert) 3-30-19FINISH LINES: Extra Hope, fourth in the first division of the Rebel Stakes March16, was not entered in the Santa Anita Derby as expected due to stiffness “all over,” trainer Richard Mandella said. “We’ll have to run a scan to see what we’ve got going on.” Meanwhile, Mandella reported all systems go for Omaha Beach in the Arkansas Derby on April 13 . . . Assael Espinoza will lose his five-pound apprentice allowance Saturday and ride as full-fledged journeyman the next day, Sunday. $399,878 $1,367,961 $859,773 34 3 48% 10% 52% 41% $880,019 6 7 4 16% $2,751,718 34 26 12 Rafael Bejarano151 $522,345 27 $1,291,730 19 BALDWIN AVE. TO BE CLOSED EARLY FOR 5K RUN 8 8 William E. Morey56 17% $1,446,093 $216,446 19 Kent Desormeaux101 Win% 18% 59% Tiago Pereira160 4 16% Mario Gutierrez105 9 J. Keith Desormeaux56 18% 21 16% 14 $1,500,505 Money Won Peter Eurton46 8 33% 17% 8 Bob Baffert70 10 45% 19% $319,079 Simon Callaghan31 67% 18% 5 29% 14% 1st 43% 10 15% Edwin Maldonado75 50% $482,030 42% 52% 2nd 9 10 Philip D’Amato101 1st 45% Hector O. Palma49 2nd 6 21 55% 55% 9 $1,531,897 29 11% VASILIKA LOOKS LIKE A ’10’ IN THE PROVIDENCIA 15% $1,497,001 $273,422 William Spawr25 8 45% 54% 28% 25 20%last_img read more

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Ronaldo hits five, Messi lifts Barca

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo netted five goals to become Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer in the Spanish league, while Lionel Messi scored as a substitute to give Barcelona a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid yesterday.Ronaldo recorded his second career five-goal game to lead Madrid’s 6-0 rout at Espanyol, taking his tally to 231 goals in 203 matches and eclipsing Raul Gonzalez’s mark of 228 goals in 550 games.In the clash between the last two champions, Fernando Torres put Atletico ahead in the 51st minute, only for Neymar to equalise from a free-kick four minutes later.Messi was on the bench following the recent birth of his second son. But he went on for the final half hour and immediately changed the match, scoring the 77th-minute winner from Luis Suarez’s pass.”When we have the best player with us, we all play better,” Neymar said.Barcelona moved to the top of the standings with the defending champion’s third win in as many rounds. Madrid were two points behind and Atletico three behind.At both games, players wore T-shirts before the match in support of aid efforts to help the thousands of refugees arriving in Europe.Valencia winElsewhere, Paco Alcacer headed in Valencia’s injury-time winner for 1-0 at Sporting Gijon, their first win in three league matches.Held scoreless in the first two rounds of the season, Ronaldo exploded with a blistering hat-trick by the 20th minute, scoring from passes by Luka Modric and Gareth Bale in between a penalty kick.Ronaldo set up Karim Benzema to make it 4-0 before half-time and scored again in the 61st and 81st to record his 32nd game with three or more goals for Madrid.Ronaldo’s latest scoring feat also moved the Ballon d’Or holder into fourth place on the Spanish League all-time scoring list. Messi holds the record with 285.last_img read more

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Aldridge leads Spurs’ charge past Knicks

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Spurs: Leonard was a late scratch from the lineup as his playing time remains limited following his return from a quad injury. It was the fourth time Leonard has sat out for what the Spurs listed as “return from injury management.” . Parker has scored in double figures in 930 career games. Among point guards, only Gary Payton (1,035) and John Stockton (1,061) have more games scoring at least 10 points in league history. . Green is the 127th player in league history with 900 3-pointers.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit New Orleans on Saturday night in their final game of 2017.Spurs: Visit Detroit on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New York Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn (9) drives against San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and every San Antonio starter scored in double figures as the Spurs beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Thursday night.Pau Gasol added 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 The Spurs improved to 17-2 at home while winning their third straight overall.The Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard and lost Rudy Gay to a foot injury only two nights after playing with a full roster for the first time all season. Leonard sat out for rest. Gay exited the game late in the third quarter with a sore right heel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKyle Anderson had 16 points and eight rebounds starting in place of Leonard. Tony Parker scored 14 points, including 10 in the first quarter as San Antonio bolted to an early lead.The Spurs led by as many as 17 points in an uncharacteristically high-scoring game for them. San Antonio was limiting opponents to 98 points per game, but New York was able to increase the pace. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours San Antonio shot 51 percent from the field while New York shot 46 percent.Reserve forward Michael Beasley led New York with 23 points. Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points apiece, but Porzingis fouled out late in the fourth.Danny Green was 5 for 8, all on 3-pointers, in adding 15 points for the Spurs.TIP-INSKnicks: G Tim Hardaway Jr. missed his 14th straight game with a stress injury to his lower left leg. . The Knicks are 5-9 in back-to-back games this season after losing both games for the third time. Chicago defeated New York 92-87 on Wednesday night. . Porzingis was averaging 7.0 points per game in the fourth quarter, third in the league. He had two points in the fourth against the Spurs before fouling out with 2:30 remaining. . Knicks are 2-12 on the road this season, having won Oct. 29 at Cleveland and Dec. 14 at Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Cannavaro to retire and join brother Fabio in China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Phil Drake: Road warrior gives up

first_imgTo all of you folks who commute long distances every day: my hat’s off to you. I know some people are shocked when they hear of road rage incidents on clogged freeways; I must be the lone voice who wonders why we don’t have more. You’re driving, you’re stopping. Some guy cuts you off. I see a million reasons why people would be trigger-happy. Last week I was asked to help out at our Whittier office. I live two miles from the Tribune office. Most days I can be there in six to eight minutes. I watch the faces of weary co-workers parade to their desk in the morning, each wearing the battle scars of a harried commute. But then I remembered Puente Avenue. Dear, sweet Puente Avenue. That would take me to Whittier. Once I realized the freeways were a joke and surface streets were the true heroes, I was at the Whittier Daily News in no time at all. The next day’s plan was to take surface streets. I made it to Puente Avenue and was cruising along with traffic when we came to an abrupt halt. I looked ahead and cars were backed up for at least a mile. The light at Valley Boulevard was out and cars were slowly getting through the intersection. In 20 minutes I moved about 200 feet. I called the Whittier editor and told him I was running late. I then took a right on Valley and got on the 605. From there I took a hodgepodge of freeway and surface streets. I had burned through two cigars, used my daily allotment of cursing in just minutes and was still miles from my destination. I stopped at a 7-Eleven to get some much-needed coffee. There were two guys in line ahead of me. One cashed in a multitude of lottery tickets and the other paid for his $1.49 cup of coffee in pennies. I was fidgeting and running in place, as if I had to go to the restroom. I tossed a $1.50 on the counter and bolted to the door. Within two minutes I entered the Whittier Daily News’ parking lot. I stumbled into the office looking half crazy and like I had been on a three-day drinking binge. The commute had bested me. I was now a full-fledged member of the harried travelers club. Now give me my medal – and some coffee. phil.drake@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I figured if I left 45 minutes early, I could commute the 15 or so miles from Covina to Whittier with plenty of time to spare. My first day started off gloriously. I made it to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway by hitting every light. “Good golly, I am going to be there in 15 minutes,” I chortled to myself while biting down on my Phillies Titan cigar and swigging from a bucket of coffee I brought with me. The 605 was a parking lot. I quickly maneuvered around and headed back toward Baldwin Park. The streets of Baldwin Park have always perplexed me. Does Francisquito Avenue run north-south, east-west or both. And Merced, where the heck does that go? last_img read more

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Luncheon to honor students

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Accepted to the U.S. Military Academy are Christopher Ancheta, Antelope Valley High; Katrina Kamel, Lancaster High; Joseph Perez and Ryan Van Wie, Valencia High; and Jason Robbins, Lighthouse Christian Academy. Those who earned appointments to the Naval Academy are Robert Doyle and Ryan Marko, Saugus High; Tyler Hawkins, Canyon High; Blake Moore, Hart High; and Stuart Murphy, Barstow High. The appointees will meet for lunch at 11:30 June 10 in Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 W. Valencia Blvd. Each year, members of Congress submit nominations of students from their districts for admission to the nation’s four service academies – the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Students entering the service academies receive formal military training, bachelor’s degrees and officers’ commissions in one of the four branches of the military. The students receiving appointments will enter the academies this fall. Fourteen high school seniors from the region have won appointments to military schools and will be honored June 10 at a luncheon hosted by U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. The students, who live in McKeon’s 25th District, have been appointed to the nation’s service academies and preparatory schools. “These young men and women have spent years excelling in their studies and extracurricular activities to gain admission to these fine institutions,” McKeon said. “Most admirably, they have demonstrated a love and commitment for our country which will lead them to rewarding careers as officers in the United States military.” The students admitted to the Air Force Academy are Cameron Beckett, Canyon High School; Alexander Chung, Arcadia High; Matthew Ward, Quartz Hill High; and Brett Santana, Saugus High. 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

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IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK! SHAY CELEBRATES 600TH CLUB APPEARANCE WITH CLEAN-SHEET DEBUT

first_imgSHAY Given got a warm reception from Middlesbrough fans as he made his debut – and celebrated his 600th club appearance with a clean sheet.Boro held on for a 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and Given hailed it as a “perfect day.”Writing on his Twitter account, the 37-year-old said: “Great to be back in action today… [and] also to make my 600th club [appearance]. A clean sheet but more importantly the three points made a perfect day.” Given joined Championship side Middlesbrough on a month-long loan deal from Aston Villa, prior to the deadline for emergency loans.He was quick off his line to deny Beckford a chance after ex-Sunderland midfielder Leadbitter had played a dangerous back-pass after the interval.Boro took the lead in the 82nd minute through a penalty.But then Bolton earned their own penalty and with Given doing his best to put Jermaine Beckford off, the Bolton man blasted the shot high over the bar.  IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK! SHAY CELEBRATES 600TH CLUB APPEARANCE WITH CLEAN-SHEET DEBUT was last modified: December 1st, 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:IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK! SHAY CELEBRATES 600TH CLUB APPEARANCE WITH CLEAN-SHEET DEBUTlast_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S V FOUR MASTERS SENIOR MATCH AT 6PM TODAY

first_imgTHE St Eunan’s v Four Masters senior game goes ahead at O’Donnell Park at 6pm today.The reserve teams from both clubs will now play at 2pm this Sunday.  ST EUNAN’S V FOUR MASTERS SENIOR MATCH AT 6PM TODAY was last modified: April 3rd, 2015 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)last_img

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Jamie Carragher blasts Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger for ‘embarrassing’ antics

first_img6”3 Rudiger getting floored by 5”4 Bernard— jake (@jakelawless_) November 11, 2018 RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade How the hell is bernard supposed to headbutt rudiger? Can’t even reach his head— Sayantan Bal (@sayantan_01) November 11, 2018 no dice Bernard is significatnly shorter than Rudiger “Oh, get up!” Carragher said.“Jesus, [that’s] embarrassing.“He should’ve just booked Rudiger.”These fans on Twitter joined Carragher in his outrage: Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 foot 3 Rudiger rolling around holding his face because 5 foot 5 Bernard who’s head only comes up to his chest apparently butted him in the nose 🤦🏻‍♂️— Andy Castell (@AJ3) November 11, 2018 Bernard: “Your honour, I’m 5ft 4in. Mr. Rüdiger is 6ft 3in. I couldn’t possibly have head butted him.” 😇— Ed (@Dixies60) November 11, 2018 BEST OF I’m not convinced Bernard could reach Rudiger’s head with his head without a step ladder. And even then, I’m not sure. #EFC— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) November 11, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE center_img Embarrassing that from Rudiger.— Dave Vitty (@davidvitty) November 11, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 huge blow MONEY Bernard, almost a foot shorter than Rudiger, appeared to dig his head into the German international late in the first-half, sending him crashing to the floor.The Stamford Bridge faithful called for Bernard to be sent off, but referee Kevin Friend opted to show both players yellow.And Carragher, commentating on the game for Sky Sports, couldn’t believe Rudiger’s reaction to the apparent ‘head-butt’. Latest Football News REVEALED Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was labelled ‘embarrassing’ by Jamie Carragher following an incident with Everton winger Bernard.The pair were involved in an off-the-ball clash during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Bernard sent Rudiger tumbling to the ground REVEALED 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

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COUNTY COUNCIL SLAMS REPORTS THEY WASTED CASH ON FIVE STAR CONFERENCE

first_imgDonegal County Council has reacted angrily to reports that it hosted a conference in a five star hotel.Solis Lough Eske CastleA conference was held at the Solis Lough Eske hotel recently by the council on the SailWest Initiative, now branded as Malin Waters.But the council today issued a press release denying that it wasted money on hosting the conference. The council says that proper procurement procedures were followed which resulted in awarding the conference to the Donegal Town hotel.The following is a statement issued by Donegal County Council today in relation to these reports.“Since 2007, Donegal County Council has led out on the SailWest Initiative, now branded as Malin Waters, which is a €7 million EU Transnational project to develop and promote the potential of marine tourism as a driver of economic growth.“In addition to infrastructure, branding and marketing, this project included the hosting of a major international conference, which could have been hosted in any of the partner jurisdictions including Scotland, Northern Ireland and Donegal. “Donegal as lead partner was glad to be in a position to host this conference and in line with required EU Procurement requirements, the successful venue for this conference was Solis Lough Eske Hotel, Donegal Town.“Donegal County Council has worked with various hotels in all parts of the county over the years in respect of various conferences and events and the Council will continue to do so in the future, in order to develop and promote the county’s tourism industry by supporting hotels in the county and in recognising this sector as a vital part of the local economy. “The County is fortunate to have a stock of hotels that reflect very positively the quality of the accommodation and hospitality sector and the Solis Hotel, Donegal Town, in the context of this conference, delivered a superb experience of quality and service at the event to the many International, National and local attendees.“Donegal County Council is disappointed with the direction and tone of the report itself and the comments and insinuations put forward by Donegal News in relation to this event. For instance, no Donegal County Council staff or members stayed in the Solis Lough Eske Hotel. “Donegal County Council did pay, as part of conference costs, for 4 bednights for international speakers who attended the conference. A further 17 rooms were booked by attendees at the conference who covered their own costs. Further visitors to the conference stayed in other hotels in the area, visited restaurants and had a positive economic impact during their attendance at the event. “The Council will continue to work in collaboration with all 20 transnational project partners on the SailWest Initiative so as to continue to realise the potential of the marine tourism sector as a driver for economic growth in this region. “Furthermore, the Council will continue to maximise all opportunities available to it by proactively developing initiatives and projects to support the economic, cultural and social development of the County.”COUNTY COUNCIL SLAMS REPORTS THEY WASTED CASH ON FIVE STAR CONFERENCE was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Malin WatersSolis Lough Eske Castlelast_img read more

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HARPS HOPING 100 MAN GALLAGHER STANDS TALL AGAINST SALTHILL DEVON

first_imgFinn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher will become the 57th player to play 100 league games for the club when he lines-up between the posts for the visit of Salthill Devon to Finn Park on Friday evening (kick-off 8pm).Gallagher, who only turned 21 years of age earlier this month, made his Harps debut coming on as a substitute for the injured Gavin Cullen in the 1-0 away defeat to Sporting Fingal on 3rd April 2009 – just two days after this 17th birthday. Since then, Gallagher has been pretty much first choice keeper for the club.Kevin McHugh (341 games), Michael Funston (212), Shaun McGowan (203) and Marc Brolly (136) are the only other members of the current Finn Harps squad to have played 100 times or more for the club in competitive games. Jonathan Minnock tops the table with 485 appearances for the club. Gallagher, who has kept clean sheets in each of his last two games at Finn Park, will be hoping to celebrate the landmark by helping his side return to winning ways after their seven match unbeaten start to the season ended last Friday night in Athlone.Harps manager Peter Hutton was far from pleased with what he saw in the 1-0 defeat to Roddy Collins side in Lissywollen.“Yes it was certainly disappointing to lose the game, as we didn’t play well at all,” said Hutton. “We appeared very tentative and nervous and I think that the aftermath of the Wexford game seemed to have had an effect. In the lead up to the Athlone game some players had commented on the negativity surrounding the previous game and how it was crazy to think we’d remained unbeaten, kept a clean sheet and yet there was still so much pessimism, especially so early in the season.“I won’t for one instance use that as an excuse for losing the game but that type of mentality going into the game didn’t help and it appeared that some players lacked that belief and confidence from earlier in the season. We have a young squad who will naturally thrive on confidence but on Friday night we looked cagey and hesitant and we struggled to get a foothold in the game. “ “The first half was very poor with neither side able to retain possession of the ball and subsequently it was a very poor spectacle,” continued Hutton. “The second half was a little better and we had a fifteen minute spell when we looked dominant and created three great chances with two one-on-one situations and also hit the post. Unfortunately though we didn’t take those chances and ultimately paid the price with Athlone scoring the decisive first goal.“So, all in all it was a disappointing night in which we were poor and created very little but it merely reaffirms the fine line between winning and losing, particularly in this league, as I firmly believe had we have taken one of those earlier chances we’d have gone on to win the game.Having lost Thomas McMonagle during the previous week’s game against Wexford Youths and with Sean McCarron and Ciaran Coll also out, Hutton took the surprising decision to make two further changes to his team for the game in Athlone when Michael Doherty and Matt Harkin were given the nod ahead of Marc Brolly and Michael Funston.Hutton explains his reasons for doing this. “I brought in Michael Doherty and Matt Harkin at the expense of Michael Funston and Marc Brolly. Both Michael and Matt had been training well and looked extremely sharp during an11 v 11 practice game earlier in the week. That added to the fact Marc hadn’t trained much over the previous two weeks with a bug and injury and Michael had travelled after just completing an overnight shift in his workplace I decided now was an opportune time to freshen things up.“Michael Doherty is still finding his feet at senior level and is still learning his trade but is an exciting talent and I thought he did well on his first start and almost scored. I don’t like commenting on players’ individual performances and would rather speak of the team as a whole though. I believe the changes made didn’t weaken the team in any way, the fact is, as a group we didn’t perform nowhere near to our capability and collectively we all take responsibility for that, management and players.” On Friday, Harps face a Salthill Devon side that has only scored in one of their six previous visits to Finn Park. In those games, they have left with a point on just one occasions with Harps taking the spoils on each of the other occasions.Although they sit bottom of the First Division pile, Hutton has warned that Friday’s game will be anything but easy.“The Salthill game will again provide another stern test of our credentials but it is one in which we must look to acquire the three points,” he said. “We have to get back on track and there is no better way than gaining victory on Friday night.”Harps will go into the game still minus the injured trio of Ciaran Coll, Sean McCarron and Thomas McMonagle. Hutton also has other injury concerns. “Paul McVeigh has also complained of a very tight hamstring in the aftermath of the Athlone game so will be assessed over the next few days. Michael Doherty too came off injured against Athlone and we’ll see how he responds before Friday’s game.”Friday’s game marks the end of the first series of games and Harps will have played every team in the Division. Hutton will now have a better idea as to how his side will fare in the promotion race.HARPS HOPING 100 MAN GALLAGHER STANDS TALL AGAINST SALTHILL DEVON was last modified: April 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:finn harpsSalthill Devonlast_img read more

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