HEAVILY FAVORED BAST PREVAILS BY A HEAD OVER COMICAL TO WIN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES; VELAZQUEZ & BAFFERT TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:46.10 RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2019)–Racing as a team from the quarter pole home, heavily favored Bast, who was ridden by John Velazquez, inched clear late to prevail by a head over K P Dreamin and Abel Cedillo in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, Bast got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:46.10.A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, Bast has a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, to be run on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.In winning, Velazquez registered his 661st graded stakes victory, breaking a tie with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey, making him North America’s all-time leading graded stakes winning jockey.Attentive to the early pace set by Been Studying Her, Bast was three-deep to the immediate outside of Comical around the far turn and prevailed in a thriller.Off at 1-5 in a field of six juvenile fillies, Bast past paid $2.40, $2.10 and $2.10.Owned by Baoma Corp, Bast, Kentucky-bred filly by Uncle Mo, out of the Indian Charlie mare Laffina, came off a rousing 8 ¾ length win in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante and now has two wins from three starts.In her first try around two turns, she picked up $180,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $372,200.Third, beaten 9 ¼ lengths by Bast at Del Mar, Comical, who was ridden for the first time by Cedillo, was off at 11-1 and paid $5.00 and $2.80 while finishing three lengths in front of K P Dreamin.Ridden by Ruben Fuentes, K P Dreamin was off at 17-1 and paid $4.00 to show.Leucothea, a 24-1 longshot ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., broke from the outside and unseated Arroyo coming out of the gate.Fractions on the race were 24.92, 49.54, 1:13.98 and 1:39.29.
David Beckham tells Poch ‘I wish I played for Tottenham’ after watching demolition of Crystal Palace MAURICIO POCHETTINO will be hoping Lucas Moura can pick up where he left off in their Champions League opener away at Olympiacos.The Brazilian was a surprising admission from Tottenham’s starting 11 for the defeat to Liverpool in Madrid, despite having scored a hat-trick in the semi-final second leg against Ajax.2 Here’s one way Tottenham could line-up against OlympiacosThe North London side have been accused of suffering from a Champions League final hangover after a difficult start to the new campaign.But following clear the air talks with Poch, Spurs stars bounced back with their most convincing win of the season in a 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace.And the Argentine will be hoping his players carry that form into the trip to Greece, with tough fixtures against Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade waiting in Group B.Poch is likely to restore club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele to his starting XI after the midfielder made his comeback from a thigh injury.The £68million star was a second-half substitute in the win over Palace after working on his recovery during the international break.Ryan Sessegnon is in contention to make his eagerly-anticipated Spurs debut, but is unlikely to be handed his bow in a tough European fixture.Serge Aurier impressed on his first performance of the season, with Kyle-Walker Peters also in the frame having missed the last two games.Dele Alli and Eric Dier were unused substitutes over the weekend, with the former tipped to come into the starting XI.One notable absentee is Giovani Lo Celso who picked up an injury on international duty and is out of action for around six weeks.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 CelticPochettino has already stressed the need for rotation to avoid further injuries owing to the early season fixture congestion.He told reporters: “I don’t care if there are injury worries because we are going to rotate anyway because we are after going to play Saturday and then in the Carabao Cup, many games.“Of course be ready, because I’m going to rotate the squad and the team and try to be creative on Tuesday.”2 Alternative line-up for Tottenham’s clash against Olympiacos
Cane, 25, is set to play his 50th test against Australia this weekend in Brisbane and has captained the All Blacks in two tests.The deal means he will also remain with Super rugby side the Chiefs.”Even though I’ve been in the All Blacks for five years now, there is still heaps more I want to achieve in the black jersey,” said Cane.”I’m in a leadership role with the All Blacks and the Chiefs and that’s something I enjoy, and I want to contribute any way I can in helping lead and drive both those teams to succeed.”The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said “he’s still a young man and knowing that he’s staying through to 2021 is fantastic for the long-term growth of the All Blacks and his experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the team in the years to come.”
Busquets, Vidal and Rakitic operated as midfielders and Ansu and Jordi Alba gave breadth and depth on the sides. With Messi and Griezmann in the interior corridors, the structure in attack resembled a 1-3-5-2 or 1-3-3-4, depending on the height of Ansu and Jordi Alba. Barcelona was an expansive team from side to side —42.8 meters wide– and exploited its superiority inside with the football ascendant of Messi and the finesse in the first touch of Griezmann, improved by intervening with more continuity in central places. The supports of both, different in the way of doing them, generated the space for the entrances from behind Vidal or Rakitic or the ruptures from the wings of Ansu or Jordi Alba. No movement that was not made with Valverde, although there was a greater insistence on this type of play. The total dominance of the ball, with a possession quota greater than 82%, also specified the Barca’s will to have everything under control. Sergi Roberto, Piqué and Umtiti accompanied the medulla and there were no significant cracks that served Granada to articulate the counterattack. Between the three they stole up to nine balls in the center of the field, data that includes their activation in intermediate areas. Barcelona did not split and this is a positive principle for Setién. Their teams tend to run badly backwards … Do not they are made revolutions in just four days, except with Messi in the field, figure that everything happens and will happen in this Barcelona. There was no time for big changes, but for expose some ideas different that must still be perfected. Setién guaranteed that his team would “play well” and anticipated a change of drawing. In both things, with details to clarify, he fulfilled his staging against Granada.The balloon systemIt was the main novelty in Barcelona. Setién ordered a line of three – Sergi Roberto, Piqué and Umtiti – in the offensive construction, which kept both the exit and the situations in the opposite field. During his career, the Cantabrian coach has always used provisions that would include three players, either leaning on three centrals, going down to the middle center or opening one of the interiors. The particular conditions of Sergi Roberto, a midfielder converted to lateral, allow him to employ him in that alternative double role. In the defensive phase, he assumed his usual side function. Pressure and recoveryNaturally, the change in scheme influenced the attack-defense transition. With three players on the last line, Busquets could launch with more courage. The middle center retains its decisive status in this aspect of the game. His reading is usually adequate and could lead the recovery strategy so high in Barcelona —44.2 meters away from your goal-. Busquets was closer to the Granada area than its own, well escorted by Vidal and Rakitic. Barcelona reorganized with four back in contexts in which Granada exceeded the first pressure. He was neat, serious and together, admitting hardly any chances to the set of Diego Martinez, who signed five shots. The best opportunities of the rival derived from errors in the circulation at the exit of Barcelona as it happened in the shot to the stick of Eteki. The goal to zero contained Setién and a proposal that incorporated different nuances in tactical development. Although the revolution is always Messi.
After all the hullabaloo about how the USA advanced to the women’s 4x100m final, long jump winner Tianna Bartoletta, 400-metre World champion Allyson Felix, English Gardner and 100/200m top-three finisher Tori Bowie scooted away with the gold medal. Running in lane one, the Americans walloped a hesitant Jamaican team in 41.01 seconds. That time is inferior only to the world record of 40.82. Already the only woman to launch the hammer over 80 metres, Anita Wlodarcyzk was at her best in Rio. Remarkably, the Polish star extended her own world record by 1.10 metres to 82.29. The two-time World champion had two other 80 metres throws in the final and overall had four throws longer than anyone else seeking the gold medal. Wayde Van Niekerk – 43.03 WR Ruth Jebet – 8:59.75 (two all-time) It came in the morning of the first day of track and field competition in Rio de Janeiro in a race where one of the giants of the sports, Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, then the world record-holder, was chasing history. Had she won the 10,000 metres, she would secure an unprecedented third victory in a row. Instead, Dibaba was burnt by the searing pace of her younger compatriot, Almaz Ayana. Not only did she win ahead of Kenyan Vivian Cheriyout and Dibaba, she also broke the world record of her illustrious teammate, with a brilliant time of 29 minutes 17.45 seconds. The first 14 finishers, including Dibaba, set personal bests. Almaz Ayana – 29:17.45 WR It wasn’t a world record, but that was the only stone left unturned by Ruth Jebet of Bahrain. While onlookers griped about athletes switching national allegiance, the Kenyan-born standout broke away from her rivals to win the steeplechase with the second best clocking ever recorded. It seemed that American Lashawn Merritt had sharpened his sprint speed enough to neutralise the quickness of South Africa’s 2015 World 400m champion, Wayde van Nierkerk. In Rio, van Niekerk escorted the theorists to the garbage can with a 0.15 demolition of Michael Johnson’s 400-metre world record of 43.18 seconds. Incredibly, the smooth running South African ran energetically all the way in lane eight to a phenomenal winning time of 43.03 seconds. The 2012 Olympic champion, Kirani James, held off Merritt in the battle for the silver medal. USA women’s 4x100m – 41.01 (second best all-time, from lane one) Anita Wlodarczyk – 82.29 WR
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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carlo Biado shoved the Philippines back on top of world pool Thursday night.Flaunting the full range of his armory, Biado trounced Roland Garcia, 13-5, in their all-Filipino tussle for the World 9-Ball Championship title in Doha.ADVERTISEMENT Pitted against the 18-year-old Kaci, Garcia, a former money game player, shattered a 2-2 count to forge ahead, 7-4, and finally break Kaci’s fighting spirit, 9-5.Biado became the fourth Filipino to rule the event, tracing the footsteps of Reyes in 1999, Ronato Alcano in 2006 and Francisco “Django” Bustamante in 2010. Alex Pagulayan topped the event in 2003, but he was representing Canada then.With his runner-up finish, Garcia matched Alcano’s effort in 2011 and that of Antonio Gabica in 2013. Bustmante also placed second in 2002 and Roberto Gomez in 2007.Biado did not break a sweat in advancing to the Final Four as his quarterfinals opponent, Chinese Liu Haitao, overslept and got disqualified for failing to show up for the match within the 15-minute grace period. Liu arrived ten minutes past the allotted extra time and Biado was rewarded an 11-0 victory without pocketing a single ball.In 2015, Biado came close to his first major win, yielding to Taiwanese Ko Pin-yi, 11-9, in their battle for the World 10-ball title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone F2 forces rubber match for PSL Grand Prix title, survives Petron MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Once regarded in the same mold as the legendary Efren “Bata” Reyes, Garcia made one last push to 11-5, but Biado quashed his desperate bid by reaching the hill in the next rack, 12-5.If it’s any consolation, Garcia earned $15,000 for his effort.Earlier in the morning, Biado and Garcia hurdled separate semifinal rivals.Biado subdued Taiwanese Wu Kun-lin, 11-6, while Garcia trounced Albanaian sensation Klenti Kaci by the samescore.Against Wu, Biado broke free from a 3-3 count by taking the next four racks, reaching the hill at 10-6, and eventually ousting the last Taiwanese standing.ADVERTISEMENT All that Biado needed was win the first seven racks to frustrate Garcia, who was hoping to complete an amazing climb to international acclaim.From 7-0, it was a virtual cruise for the 34-year-old Biado to the $30,000 (about P1.8 million) champion’s purse at Al Arabi Sports Club.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 folkGarcia, lacking in big-time tournament experience, tried to make a fight out of the alternate break format, but could come no closer than 8-3.Showing the form that netted him the World Games gold medal in Poland last July, Biado took the next three racks for an imposing 11-3 spread. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours
After also being taken to three sets by Marin Cilic in Friday’s quarterfinals, Djokovic’s semifinal finished at around 8 p.m. local time and he felt he was unable to recover sufficiently from that draining encounter.“I didn’t unfortunately. But I don’t want to talk about that,” Djokovic said. “I want to talk about how well (Khachanov) played all week and absolutely deserved to win today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAsked again whether it was a case of emotional fatigue, after such an intense tussle with Federer, Djokovic repeated his praise for Khachanov.“Karen played really well and he deserved to win,” Djokovic said. “All the credit to him.” “He was playing big from the back of the court, flat backhands and forehand. He can really hurt you,” Djokovic said. “His serve is really, really strong and precise.”After both players held to love, Khachanov showed no nerves — even though he was in his first Masters final — and served out the match.He secured victory on his first match point when Djokovic chopped a backhand return wide. The imposing Khachanov thrust both his arms in the air and, moments later, knelt down to kiss the court.“It’s a breakthrough season. And this title, it’s a good year-end I would say,” Khachanov said. “Maybe I’m not crying, but still I’m really happy.”Djokovic will return to No. 1 in the rankings for the first time in two years on Monday, but the Serb will be disappointed at missing out on a 73rd career title, having withstood the best of Federer on Saturday.Still, the Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion has plenty to feel good about after a 22-match winning streak, and he remains favorite for the season-ending ATP Finals in London, beginning Nov. 11.“I’m satisfied of course and I’m going to be No. 1 tomorrow. What more can I ask for? I mean, I won 20-plus matches in a row and had a most amazing last five months,” he said. “I’m getting into (the) season finale feeling good about my game.”The 22-year-old Khachanov, ranked 18th, is the first Russian to win here since Nikolay Davydenko in 2006. Marat Safin won it three times before that.Two-time Grand Slam champion Safin won the last of his Paris Masters titles in 2004, when Khachanov was a young boy.“I watched (Safin’s) matches but later, not at the age of eight,” he said. “I’m just really proud of myself that I could be in this list of winners.” Although Djokovic broke in the fourth game to move 3-1 up and then led 30-0 on serve, the unseeded Khachanov broke him straight back and the momentum abruptly shifted away from Djokovic.“I stepped in more inside the court,” Khachanov said. “I started to move him and maybe he didn’t expect that I could do it after being down 3-1 with a break.”Djokovic seemed agitated at times and twice turned to his box to remonstrate about an unspecified issue during the first set.Khachanov broke for 6-5 when he hit a powerful shot down the line that Djokovic could only scoop back into the net. The Russian won the first set with a big first serve that Djokovic could not return, stretching out his racket in vain as the fizzing ball clipped the frame.Djokovic struggled to handle Khachanov’s brutal two-handed, cross-court backhands from the baseline, which often landed near his ankles, and dropped his serve again to trail 2-1 in the second set. He had to save three more break points in the seventh game to hold for 4-3 down.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Khachanov added this title to the Kremlin Cup in Moscow last month for his third title of the year and fourth overall.He had won his previous three finals, and said his 100 percent record helped him when he stepped on court against the 14-time Grand Slam champion.“I was thinking, ‘OK, (Djokovic) has, I don’t know, 70 titles and I have three,’” Khachanov said. “But 3-0, you know? 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LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Karen Khachanov of Russia raises the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic of the chance on Sunday to match Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 Masters titles.Djokovic, a record four-time champion at the indoor event, looked out of energy after an epic three-hour semifinal win against Roger Federer on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
The body of a 36-year-old man whom his family identified as Teah Tarpeh of New Kru Town was found floating in Stockton Creek yesterday.One of the deceased’s sisters, identified as Patience, was dumbfounded and could not find any explanation for her brother being found dead, wrapped in grey plastic and floating in the water.She told the Daily Observer that there were no reports that he was missing from his New Kru Town home.“I heard the news of the discovery of his body and I came to see it,” said Patience. The news had reached communities near Caldwell Bridge, and residents came in their numbers to take a look at the body.Another lady, who said she was also the victim’s sister, but refused to identify herself, claimed that although her brother was evidently killed, she could not imagine who wanted him dead.Meanwhile, although the grey plastic containing the body was not open, a partial exposure revealed the kind of discoloration associated with bodies immersed in water.“My brother graduated from Zion,” the unidentified sister said, “and he has a daughter.”While awaiting the arrival of the LNP forensic team, the head of a local Muslim community in Caldwell visited the scene and expressed sympathy to the family for the unfortunate loss of their brother and informed the sisters of their willingness to help in any way possible.It may be recalled that Prince Teah, 22, in the early morning of January 28 was found badly beaten, with a hand and fingers amputated by a vigilante group, for walking over the Caldwell Bridge at that time of the morning. The group accused him of being a rogue.“They took me near the waterside and forced my left hand on a wood and cut all the fingers on my left hand off. Not satisfied with cutting my left fingers off, they beat the fingers on my right, cut my back in several places and left me to die,” Teah told the Daily Observer.Teah survived but is yet to get justice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000A succession of big names have been tipped to succeed Unai Emery as Paris Saint-Germain coach following their Champions League elimination © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPARIS, France, Mar 9 – Paris Saint-Germain and their embattled coach Unai Emery must put aside the pain from their Champions League exit to drag their focus back to domestic affairs with an unglamorous Ligue 1 tie against Metz on Saturday.PSG’s European ambitions are again in tatters after Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid. To add insult to injury, European football’s governing body UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against PSG for the spate of smoke bombs and a laser deployed by their supporters during the match at the Parc des Princes.Emery’s expensively-assembled Qatari-backed team host the club propping up the table with a clouds gathering over Neymar’s future.Having broken a foot bone in a league match against Marseille, the 222-million-euro marquee signing watched Tuesday’s game from Brazil where he is recovering from surgery.PSG’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos urged his close friend to stay put at the Parc des Princes with rumours rife that Real Madrid are prepared to break the bank to attract the former Barcelona player back to Spain.“I ask him to stay and let things settle down,” Marquinhos said. “He is an important player for us. We really need him to have confidence in our project, our players and our coaches.”With his contract up at the end of the season and expected to be shown the door, Emery will at least want to walk away his head held high having delivered PSG’s seventh Ligue 1 title, while his team are also still in both Cup competitions.A scripted success against modest Metz will hardly lessen the gloom at PSG, but anything other than three points will cast further doubt on the direction of the club since Qatar Sports Investment bought them in 2011.PSG’s yawning 14-point lead could be cut to 11 if Monaco make the most of their Friday night trip to Strasbourg, one of only two teams to inflict defeat on PSG in the league this season.Monaco will be boosted by the return of Radamel Falcao who is fit again after recovering from a thigh injury © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEThe defending champions welcome back captain Radamel Falcao, fit again after a thigh injury sustained at the start of February.“Falcao will start, but he’s not at his best level yet,” cautioned Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.Falcao himself has his sights set on one goal – to make it to the World Cup this summer with Colombia after serious injury robbed him of taking part in the 2014 edition in Brazil.“To take part in a World Cup is my dream,” said the 32-year-old.Ligue 1 fixtures (all 10pm unless stated)Playing FridayStrasbourg v Monaco (10:45pm)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Metz (7pm), Bordeaux v Angers, Dijon v Amiens, Lille v Montpellier, Nantes v Troyes, Rennes v Saint-EtienneSundayGuingamp v Nice (5pm), Lyon v Caen (7pm), Toulouse v Marseille (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Andy King in action for Everton in 1984 Everton have announced their legendary former midfielder Andy King has died at the age of 58.King passed away on Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack, a club statement revealed.A midfielder, King became a hugely popular figure at Goodison Park after arriving from his hometown club Luton in 1976.He is best remembered for his spectacular strike against Liverpool in October 1978, which earned Everton a first victory over their Merseyside rivals in seven years.He left the club in 1980 and spent brief spells at Queens Park Rangers and West Brom but rejoined the Toffees two years later.King went on to play for another two seasons at Goodison Park, taking his tally of appearances for the club to 248.Stints in Ireland, Holland and Sweden followed before he hung up his boots in 1987.“Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former midfielder Andy King,” read a club statement.“The thoughts of everyone at Everton are with Andy’s family and many friends at this sad time.” 1