first_imgSIEGEL HOMEBRED EXTRA HOPE POWERS TO 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN THURSDAY’S $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MANDELLA, HE GETS MILE ON SLOPPY TRACK IN 1:34.74 SHANGHAI BOBBY COLT APPEARS HEADED BACK TO DERBY TRAIL WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019)–With the Kentucky Derby looming roughly three months hence, Extra Hope provided plenty of it on Friday at Santa Anita, as he pressed a fast pace and took command five sixteenths of a mile from home en route to an impressive 3 ¼ length win in the day’s $57,000 one mile allowance feature.  Trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Flavien Prat, the Kentucky-bred colt by Shanghai Bobby got the distance over a sloppy track that had been sealed overnight in 1:34.74, while coming home the final furlong in 13.05 seconds.“He’s a nice 3-year-old colt and we all have the same dreams,” said owner/breeder Samantha Siegel, when asked if she might allow herself to “think big” regarding Extra Hope’s future plans.  “I’m really excited.  His dam (Lotsandlotsofhope, by Tiznow) could really run, but she got hurt and only ran once.  This is her first baby.  We’ll get up tomorrow and hope he’s good and then maybe we’ll start thinking big.”Sent from his outside post position in a field of seven, Extra Hope was lapped on Gray Magician and Joel Rosario into and around the first turn and up the backside.  Mid-way around the far turn, it was obvious something had to give as Extra Hope burst clear approaching the quarter pole en route to victory.Idle since running third behind top Derby hopeful Improbable in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 8, Extra Hope was the second choice in the wagering at 3-1 and paid $8.20, $3.80 and $2.80.An 8 ¾ length maiden winner going a mile and one sixteenth in his fourth start on Oct. 21, Extra Hope now has two wins from seven starts and with the winner’s share of $34,200, he increased his earnings to $128,400.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke and trained by Bob Baffert, Kingly sat a close third into the far turn and was clearly second best of the day, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Big Scott Daddy.  Off as the 8-5 favorite, Kingly paid $3.40 and $3.00.With Mike Smith up, Big Scott Daddy rallied from off the place to finish third by 2 ¾ lengths over longshot Manhattan Up.  Off at 3-1, Big Scott Daddy paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.86, 45.14, 1:08.97 and 1:21.69.last_img read more

Troy Parrott trying to follow in Harry Kane’s footsteps with love of golf

first_imgTROY PARROTT is trying to follow in Harry Kane’s footsteps in more ways than one.The Tottenham youngster is soaking it all up when he trains every day with Kane — and off the pitch he loves his golf just like the England skipper.4 Troy Parrott is basing his game on Harry Kane – football AND golfCredit: ReutersHitting the fairways after training is just about the only escape from  football though, as his life has been dedicated to reaching the top.Tonight will be the next step on that road when he starts in his senior Republic of Ireland debut against New Zealand.Mick McCarthy says he is ready — and those who work closely with the 17-year-old insist it will not faze him.Irish manager McCarthy said: “He’s a bright, very intelligent footballer that’s very good with the ball at his feet. He did some really good things in training.“I think he found it tough enough, it was a pretty hard session, but he enjoyed it. He is very capable, there’s no doubt about that.”Parrott has been taking it all in his stride since he started as a kid in Dublin.4He grew up in the tough Summerhill area where he would play against older boys across the city.At Belvedere FC he was barely in his teens and playing against 20-year-olds and more than holding his own.That was enough to get Premier League clubs heading over the Ireland to try and snap up a teenage scoring sensation.All the top clubs were aware of him but it was Spurs who made him feel most welcome and he made the big move to head over to England at just 14.Parrott would speak to his mates back home on the phone — about football and golf — and lived in digs with a family.But as tough as that is for a kid, he was never distracted from his ultimate goal.4He impressed in the Spurs Academy and had a player in Kane that he could look up to, someone showing the youngsters the results of his dedication.Spurs coaches say Parrott has a presence and maturity beyond his years. He is not 18 until February but comes across older.He has also learned to play across the forward line, even though No 9 is his normal position.In games he can drop deeper to find the ball, or play from wider areas, but it is as a central striker where he is seen as being most lethal.There has been a buzz around him well before signing his first pro deal with Spurs earlier this year.Mauricio Pochettino took him on pre-season tour and played him against Juventus, then gave him a senior debut in the Carabao Cup defeat against Colchester.In a poor season for Spurs, Parrott has been a glimmer of hope.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD 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 clubThey have struggled for results but Parrott has been seen as the next youngster ready to make the step up.Another player Parrott looks up to is Robbie Keane, who Ireland and Spurs fans know so well.Keane wants Parrott treated with care, not having pressure piled on him, but making his senior Ireland debut so young will do little to stem the excitement.4 Kane is a keen golfer and is showing Parrott the ropes in trainingCredit: Rex FeaturesSon proves he is the ‘nicest footballer in the world’ as Spurs star uses his hands to protect mascot from the rainlast_img read more

Arsenal fans loving Mourinho to Spurs until one points out record vs Gunners

first_imgARSENAL fans couldn’t help but crack a smile after the news broke that Jose Mourinho was Tottenham’s new boss.But the smile was quickly wiped off their faces after a fellow Gooner pointed out just how strong The Special One’s record is against the Gunners.3 Arsenal fans are unsure how to feel about Mourinho’s arrival at SpursSupporters from the red half of North London were left in stitches after Tottenham bizarrely axed Mauricio Pochettino in favour of Mourinho.Poch, 47, had taken Spurs from mid-table mediocrity to a Champions League final in just five years.Maybe just as importantly for their supporters, he regularly helped them finish above Arsenal in the league for the first time in recent memory.Just 11 hours after Pochettino’s sacking, Mourinho was named new Spurs boss, with Gunners fans loving the appointment thanks to his struggles at Manchester United.But the party didn’t last long, as one supporter pointed out the Special One has a fantastic record against Arsenal. Mourinho has led his Chelsea and Man Utd teams down the years in 20 matches against Arsenal – winning ten of those.In fact, the Portuguese chief has only picked up more wins against a single opponent with four other clubs.Oddly enough, Tottenham are top of Mourinho’s kill-list with 13 wins from 22 matches against them.Liverpool (12), Everton and West Ham (both 11) are the only other clubs above Arsenal on the list.Now Arsenal fans don’t know how to feel, with supporters sharing a range of mixed emotions.Taking to social media, one wrote: “Thank god. At least now Mourinho wont be linked with us.”3MORE ARSENAL STORIESLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialAnother said: “Guys don’t be too excited. I think he’ll actually win trophies with that Spurs team.”A third added: “Tottenham shouldn’t be able to attract a manager of Mourinho’s level. This is f***ing ridiculous.”But one argued: “His ideas are outdated and hes toxic. I am so happy they’ve fobbed off one of the best young coaches in the game for a dinosaur.”3Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettinolast_img read more

How Morgan overcame fear of failure and self-doubt

first_imgIn a wide ranging interview with the off-contract Cowboys half has detailed why money won’t be a motivating factor when he signs his next deal, his innermost thoughts on embracing the playmaker role when Thurston was injured in 2017 and the expectation that he will carry if he is to play a key role in the halves for the Maroons in the future.Morgan has conceded that stepping into Thurston’s shoes last year was a nerve wracking experience initially, but a challenge he was determined to rise to. “I was a bit nervous and had that fear of failure to start with when Johnno first went down for the year,” Morgan told”The main talk about the team then, with Matt Scott already gone, and then Johnno going down not too long afterwards was that we weren’t too much of a chance and that it would be a season that would just go by and people would look forward to 2018.”In that way it took a bit of pressure off but I certainly had pressure on myself and I wanted to achieve something. We certainly did that as a team, proved a lot of people wrong and enjoyed doing it along the way.”I don’t want to be chasing money. I want to be part of a team that over a period of time was very successful.Michael MorganMorgan isn’t too proud to ask for advice and did seek out key figures whom he respects to provide a guiding hand after a big Cowboys loss.”I had a couple of different conversations with people, and one I’ve spoken about before with Cooper Cronk in the [Anzac] Test week,” he said.”I had a conversation with Gavin Cooper and JT himself when we had a game against Parramatta up here and lost [26-6] in round nine, and that was before that Test week.”There were a couple of conversations around that period that made me relax with it I think.”I was probably, not trying too hard, but over-thinking things and not being clear with what I was doing, and maybe not having enough confidence in myself that I could get things done.”I tried to go back to enjoying footy again and not putting too much pressure on myself. I’ve found that when I’m enjoying my footy that I am playing better.”There were question marks in the media in 2017 about whether Morgan could step up in Thurston’s absence in the way he ultimately did.NRL 360 co-host Ben Ikin told recently that even he had doubts about whether Morgan had the game to step into the chief playmaker role.”That [doubt] is always going to be there and I don’t think anyone could come in and do what JT does or be JT,” Morgan said.”I didn’t have it in my head that that’s what I had to do, because it would have been extremely hard.”My motivation wasn’t to be anything like him, but to develop my own game and try and be winning games while doing that.”Last year I definitely learned a lot, developed my game a lot more and in the long run for my career I think it was really good for me.”Morgan wants to be in the halves for the Maroons long term, but conceded that whoever did fill the two positions left by Cooper Cronk and Thurston would have huge expectations upon them.”I’d love the opportunity to be there and I know they have both been a huge part of the team for a number of years now, and a lot of the team’s success at times has come off the back of them,” he said.”One of them has kicked a field goal to win by one point or set up the try that decides the game.”So whoever is there, there will be a lot of expectation I guess and big shoes to fill.”Before JT and Coops there were guys like Darren Lockyer, who was there for so long. There is an opportunity for a couple of players and hopefully I have the chance to be one of them.”The Cowboys have earmarked Morgan as the successor to Thurston when he retires at the end of the season and intend to make him an offer which reflects that.Morgan has given his most emphatic indication yet of his intention to stay with the Cowboys and ensure the club remains a powerhouse. He has also outlined how potential success on the field, rather than riches off it, would drive his own plans.”As a player, I am not motivated by the money side of it,” he said.”I want to be a successful player and someone who had a career playing finals footy and hopefully playing in more grand finals.”I don’t want to be chasing money. I want to be part of a team that over a period of time was very successful. That would make me more proud, to look back at my career if I had a career like that.”Morgan said he expected contract talks to ramp up now that he and his manager Paul Sutton were back from holidays and the World Cup was behind him.While prepared to consider other offers, Morgan said he expected to stay at the Cowboys and continue to develop his game.”I have spoken to the Cowboys and they told me they are keen for me to stay,” he said.”It will happen. I don’t think it will take too long. I wouldn’t like it to take too long and I am not someone who would like it … being a big deal across the game.”I’d rather get it done quietly and go on playing footy.”I’m not going to leave here for the sake of it.”I’d want it to be a good opportunity for myself and somewhere where I could keep developing my game.”At the moment I can see myself doing that here.”Morgan noted the “huge” 10-year commitment made by his good mate Jason Taumalolo and how that was going to attract others players to link with the Cowboys.He added that if off-contract coach Paul Green re-signed with the club, as is expected, that would be “another tick to the Cowboys”.”He is a great coach and I love being coached by him, so that will be a huge factor as well,” he said.last_img read more

Men’s netball comp into round 3

first_imgThe Round 2 matches ended well however the association has urged participating teams to be in uniform today as Round 3 kicks off this afternoon at the Ritta Flynn stadium.The current Standing of the teams after round 2 have been updated and there have been some team / grade changes based on the first two weeks competition to make sure all teams have a competitive competition and in the correct grade as the points Ladders reflects.However, for this afternoon games will see:PREMIER MIXED6.20PM CRT 1 MARI PASIFIKA vs KAMUNA7.00PM CRT 1 MONA vs API7.40PM CRT 1 VEUPUNAMA 1 vs BB KINGSSOCIAL MIXED A 6.20PM CRT 1 VEUPUNAMA 2 vs LASI 17.00PM CRT 1 NSL vs BSP 27.40PM CRT 1 RIPA RALA vs PNGFP8.20PM CRT 1 BSP 1 vs MATRIXSOCIAL MIXED B6.20PM CRT 3 INT’L SOS vs HHL / CPL7.00PM CRT 3 PNG CONSTRUCTION vs LASI 27.40PM CRT 3 AURA NETTERS vs PNG HARDWARE8.20PM CRT 2 APVG vs GRAFITTIlast_img read more

Barton charged for betting

first_imgBarton is alleged to have placed 1,260 bets on football matches – breaking FA rule E8 – over a 10-year period, from 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.Sky Sports News HQ understands the FA has only just concluded its investigations and was only recently informed of the betting patterns by a bookmaker.There are no details of which matches he is alleged to have bet on but it is likely that these games will include domestic fixtures.Barton, who has just re-joined Burnley, will have until January 5 to answer the charges.The 34-year-old was handed a one-match suspension for breaking Scottish Football Association betting rules during his short stint at Rangers.The midfielder admitted breaching the SFA’s zero-tolerance rules, which forbid players gambling on any match.He placed 44 bets on games between July 1, 2016 – when his Ibrox deal started – and September 15.His Scottish suspension will carry over into his Burnley career.Burnley released a short statement on Friday confirming they were aware of the charge and would discuss the issue with Barton.”Burnley Football Club have today been made aware of FA charges brought against Joey Barton relating to historical betting on football matches,” it read.”The club will be discussing the matter with Joey and his legal representatives and will be making no further comment on the matter at this time.”last_img read more

Rome accepts the transfer of Florenzi without purchase option

first_imgFlorenzi, a extreme converted to lateral, arrives at Mestalla after having played 391 games With Rome In them, data that evidences his offensive instinct, he noted 70 goals and gave 34 assists. Florenzi leaves the club of his life in Rome (he has only played there beyond a training period at Crotone). Florenzi, in fact, is this season the captain of the rome. Its virtues: work, travel and commitment.Valencia, for the second time in its history, signs a soccer player from Rome. The previous case was also that of a lateral, although left-handed: Amedeo Carboni. Interestingly, both Florenzi and Carboni arrived at Mestalla leaving in Rome the captain’s bracelet. Alessandro Florenzi will play until the end of the season in Valencia. Rome accepts the assignment from the side to Valencia until the end of the season and without mandatory purchase option by the ché club. The meeting that his agent, Alessandro Lucci, held on Wednesday morning with Roman leaders paid off and Albert Celades has his first winter reinforcement. Florenzi, who had a principle of agreement with Valencia beforehand, wanted to leave the Italian entity for discrepancies with your coach, a Paolo Fonseca who was not giving him the regularity desired by Florenzi and that endangered his presence in the European Championship. Florenzi, in this way, will arrive in the next hours to Valencia. last_img read more

Muguruza: “I knew it would be a tough game against Halep”

first_imgThe Spanish needed to face sophisticated moments through the match though she knew that Halep would be a tough rival. “After I went behind on the scoreboard I didn’t fear. I knew it was going to be a tough game against Simona (Halep).”Muguruza can relaxation earlier than the ultimate with Sofia Kenin after taking part in two video games in simply over 24 hours. “I’ve performed many video games in a quick time and haven’t had 48 hours to recuperate (performed Wednesday morning against Pavlyuchenkova). Now I’ll have some extra relaxation to face the ultimate on this monitor and earlier than this viewers. “ Garbiñe Muguruza valued his victory within the semifinals of the Australian Open against Simona Halep and this Saturday he’ll search for his first Grand Slam title in Melbourne against Sofia Kenin.Muguruza mentioned he has been with warning all through the event. “While you begin within the event you don’t take into consideration the ultimate. You concentrate on what you must do in every match. I’m very glad and excited to play my first last right here “last_img read more

A blue bone for Messi

first_img“We have already visited the dentist, go to the next one,” he said Joaquín Caparrós after receiving seven goals at the Camp Nou on the first day of the 2013-14 season. They were other times. now him dentist is Bordalás, an ultrapragmatic who falls in love with bilardistas and resultdistas, but before whom knee already even the purists of the elaboration.Beyond the gigantic budget crack, Here is a sample of the contrast of styles. Barça da 37 passes on average for cpursue a goal. The Getafe, 13. Getafe commits 18 fouls per game in own field. Barça, 11. The Barça gives 719 passes per game and Getafe, 341. The average distance of each Barça pass is 16.3 meters. From Getafe, 21.9. And David Soria is the goalkeeper who has spent the most time in this League. What it means this? Not too much. The explained Valverde last Thursday in Bilbao: “Having the 80% ball of time does not mean playing well. “What is evident is the school contrast, which allows you to intuit an exciting game. The final icing of spicy is Angel. The canary, 32, awaits a Barça call. Bordalás could protect it and leave it on the bench. Or feed the fire in Can Barça. The Barça paste tumbles to sign a nine of paste; Angel comes to Camp Nou to be possibly substitute and Setién and Bordalás You can’t even see But there are more shocking things. Messi It has been three days without scoring. That a club wants to sign, that a player feels observed, or that two coaches do not get along, is the order of the day. But Messi is dry three league games it didn’t happen two years ago. In a competition where he has been able to score 50 goals and who rules with an iron hand, the brand should not make a hint of grace. Today a blue bone awaits you, the Getafe, which despite its controversial style has won meter by meter on respect of all (follow the game live on read more

The eleven most expensive players who do not play: Jovic, Shaqiri …

first_imgThe same goes for Odriozola, with a role little protagonist by the gallons of Dani Carvajal. Unlike Militao, the side has made mistakes, which has caused his transfer to Bayern Munich, where he is not counting too many minutes either. They complete the rear, Rugani, from Juventus and with only 180 minutes in Serie A; Y Schulz, from Dortmund, with 563 ‘in the season.Midfield: Nakajima (Porto, € 20M), Wanyama (Tottenham, € 12M), Foden (Manchester City, € 30M), Shaqiri (Liverpool, € 22M)The Premier has triple representation in the core. Shaqiri, for example, suffers almost from ostracism in Liverpool, with the elongated shade of Salah, Mané and Roberto Firmino. Add only 174 minutes, more surprisingly than Victor Wanyama. The midfielder of Tottenham is a habitual discard, to the point that in recent days he is rumored to terminate his contract to release the card and give him the opportunity to play with another club.Foden, although Guardiola has emphasized on more than one occasion that he will have opportunities, he does not convince Manchester. With only 264 minutes in the Premier, he can see his projection slowed down, although he is happy with his progress and has confirmed that he wants to stay in Etihad many more years. Nakajima, Porto’s Japanese, returned to Portugal last summer, after scoring 15 goals and giving 19 assists in the Portimonense. For now, 466 minutes show that it still has room for improvement.Forward: Batshuayi (Chelsea, € 22M), Luka Jovic (Real Madrid, € 40M)After not passing Mariano the casting of alternative scorer after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid went to work to sign a battering ram in the market. He found the name of Luka Jovic, who six months later, has not taught his most voracious value. Add two goals and one assist in 23 games, 15 of them in the League. For Zidane, Benzema is his ‘9’ and the Serbian, from the bench, a revulsive who has not yet given his all. BatshuayiOn the contrary, it still has a high market value (€ 22M), but seems condemned to substitution at Stamford Bridge. For now, he has only scored one goal in the Premier. Real Madrid maintains a transfer policy based on signing young players at a cheaper price than signing them at maturity and that its development is produced by wearing the white elastic. A modus operandi that carries risks, since most of them start with a secondary role and far from snatching the position of consecrated persons such as Varane, Bouquets or Karim Benzema. Others, like Vinicius, win the gap with brilliant matches, but not all are like him. Transfermarkt has developed a study in which it exposes the eleven of players who play less with more market value and, in it, there are three Real Madrid players represented.To prepare the eleven, Transfermarkt clarifies that the conditions are that have not mediated serious injuries so far this season and have not come to dispute a third of the minutes. Luka Jovic and Eder Militao are two of the most prominent men in the lineup. Odriozola, now at Bayern Munich, is the starter on the right side. Barcelona also does not get rid of participation in this study: Net, substitute goalkeeper of Ter Stegen, is the goalkeeper who has more market value and has played less minutes in the 2019-20.Goalkeeper: Net (€ 18M)In order to balance the accounts and give Cillessen the opportunities he could not count on in Barcelona, Valencia and Barcelona agreed to exchange their goalkeepers. Net, however, arrived in Barcelona being aware that take ownership of Ter Stegen It was practically impossible. At the moment, he is satisfied with 90 minutes and the opportunity to gain the goal of the Camp Nou in case of physical problems.Defense: Schulz (Dortmund, € 20M), Militao (Real Madrid, € 50M), Rugani (Juventus, € 19M), Odriozola (Real Madrid / Bayern, € 20M)Eder Militao arrived at Real Madrid last summer as a guarantee alternative Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane. Moreover, the Brazilian has already shown that he performs at the expected level with opportunities. However, Zidane continues blindly trusting his two plants of the golden years and has only given the former Porto 542 minutes in the League.last_img read more