first_imgBEEN STUDYING HER SWITCHES TO GRASS AS SHE HEADS A FIELD OF 12 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–KMN Racing’s homebred Been Studying Her, a two-time stakes winner on dirt, will try turf for the first time on Saturday as she heads field of 12 sophomore fillies in the $200,000 California Cup Oaks, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf.Other top Oaks contenders would appear to be Benjamin and Sally Warren’s homebred Warren’s Showtime, a one mile turf stakes winner and trainer Peter Miller’s Bulletproof One, a two-time stakes winner who will be stretching out to a route of ground for the first time.The Cal Cup Oaks is part of the lucrative Golden State Series.  Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series for eligible California-bred or sired horses.BEEN STUDYING HEROwner: KMN Racing, LLCTrainer: Dan WardA scintillating 3 ¼ length winner of the seven furlong Golden State Juvenile Fillies two starts back on Nov. 1, she was a disappointing fourth, beaten 10 lengths as the 2-5 favorite in the one mile Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 14.  A first out open maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs at Sacramento on July 20, this California-bred daughter of the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Fast Anna, out of Maddie’s Odyssey, by Kitten’s Joy, then took the six furlong Generous Portion Stakes versus statebreds at Del Mar on Aug. 28.  Subsequently fourth, beaten 5 ½ lengths by multiple Grade I winner Bast in the Grade I, 1 1/16 mile Chandelier Stakes here on Sept. 27, she’s won three out of her five starts and looms the class of the Oaks field with Mike Smith up.WARREN’S SHOWTIMEOwner: Benjamin & Sally WarrenTrainer:  Craig LewisBy Clubhouse Ride out of Warren’s Grade I stakes winning mare Warren’s Veneda (by Affirmative), this chestnut filly broke her maiden going one mile on turf in her second start on Aug. 21 at Del Mar and with her one mile turf Surfer Girl win two starts back Oct. 6, has two wins from three starts at the Oaks trip.  Most recently a troubled third, beaten four lengths by Been Studying Her in the seven furlong Golden State Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1, Warren’s Showtime has to be accorded a big look in Saturday’s Cal Cup Oaks.BULLETPROOF ONEOwner: Gary Barber, Cecil Barber, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Wachtel StableTrainer:  Peter MillerOriginally based at Golden Gate Fields, this extremely quick California-bred daughter of Idiot Proof was sold privately following her second start, a 9 ¼ length romp in the 5 ½ furlong Everett Nevin Stakes at Pleasanton on July 6. A subsequent 6 ¼ length winner of the CTBA Stakes going the same distance at Del Mar July 31, she made the early lead in the Generous Portion on Aug. 28, but finished 9 ¾ lengths behind Been Studying Her as the 1-5 favorite.  Most recently beaten 8 ½ lengths by the top selection in the Golden State Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1,Bulletproof One is the speed of the Oaks field and will hope to shake loose in her first two turn assignment.THE $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTAlmost a Factor–Flavien Prat–124Wise Rachel–Juan Hernandez–124Bulletproof One–Ruben Fuentes–124Been Studying Her–Mike Smith–124Warren’s Showtime–Jorge Velez–124Smokin Hot Bobbie–Rafael Bejarano–124Midnight Sunrise–Geovanni Franco–124Homehome–Mario Gutierrez–124Smiling Shirlee–Umberto Rispoli–124Cholula Lips–Tyler Baze–124California Kook–Drayden Van Dyke–124Warrior’s Moon–Abel Cedillo–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Prolific Princess upsets in Ahwhofah feature

first_imgRunning on, strongly leaving the furlong pole, PROLIFIC PRINCESS scored a 10-1 upset in the inaugural running of the Ahwhofah Sprint over 1200 metres for overnight allowance horses at Caymanas Park yesterday.Ridden by Paul ‘Country’ Francis for trainer Neive Graham and popular owner O’Shaun Connection, the 4-y-o chestnut filly won by 11/4 lengths from long-time leader DREAMLINER under leading jockey Omar Walker with a similar margin to highly fancied ROYAL ASSAULT (5-2) in third. Fourteen ran.As expected, TALENTED TONY K (5-1) led in the early stages before giving way to DREAMLINER and ROYAL ASSAULT, leaving the half mile as the 2-1 favourite BERRANCA raced off the early pace in fifth.In the straight, PROLIFIC PRINCESS showed how much she had improved. She stormed through on the outside, passing the battling leaders DREAMLINER and ROYAL ASSAULT on the rails at a crucial stage for a decisive win, her fifth from 15 starts this season.SECOND WINNERGraham and O’Shaun Connetion teamed up for a second winner on the card in 2-1 chance JUNIOR DON, ridden from off the pace by Walker in the fifth race over 1400 metres.Also notching two winners was trainer Paul ‘Sleeper’ Charlton in the divided straight five race with 7-2 chance AFRICA and 6-5 favourite BOLD SYMPHONY, both easy winners, as well as top apprentice Bebeto Harvey, who booted home DEMOLITION BOY (2-1) and 6-5 favourite RUNNING STAR.Shocker of the day came in the third race for maiden two-year-olds in which the howling 1-9 favourite PONTIUS PILATE, racing for the first time since fetching the record price of $5 million in last year’s TOBA yearling sale, could only manage third to 44-1 outsider THUNDEREBLE with Ricardo Duhaney riding for trainer Gary Subratie.Ridden by outgoing champion Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony Nunes, PONTIUS PILATE, by Forest Danger out of Sea Treaty, was outpaced in fourth in the backstretch as SHE’S A LEGACY and THUNDEREBLE disputed the lead to the last furlong and, although staying on, never looked like catching the leaders and finished two lengths third.last_img read more

Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Unfortunately, they got injured in our practice. Wala na nga akong players, nai-injure pa (I no longer have any players, and even the ones I have still get injured),” the PBA legend rued as his rotation dwindled down to just eight men.Estrella has been the Cardinals’ leading scorer, averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, while Gabo, who was still able to play minimal minutes in the game, has been netting 10.8 markers, 3.2 boards, and 3.4 dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Still in disbelief with the turn of events, Co shared that it was disastrous practice session on Thursday for his Mapua squad.“Gabo got (his ankle) sprained when he landed in our scrimmage. Andoy inadvertently pushed one of his teammates and (Almel) Orquina landed on his knee. He didn’t hear any pop, but after that, he had a hard time walking,” he said. Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAs if Mapua’s roster couldn’t get any more depleted, coach Atoy Co had to face another wave of bad news as top guys Andoy Estrella and Leo Gabo fell to injuries prior to the Cardinals’ game against San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss Mapua takes a 12-day breather before facing JRU on August 22. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Co suspected that Estrella suffered an MCL injury, as he kept his team’s leading scorer off of Mapua’s game on Friday. Gabo, meanwhile, fought through the pain but could only muster two points in the four minutes he played in the game.Their absence were truly felt in the Cardinals’ 66-55 loss to the Red Lions, which sent them to their fifth straight defeat and further down the cellar at 1-6.Though Co got a huge boost in the emergence of Christian Bunag, who racked an eye-popping 20 points and 18 rebounds, the mentor knows that won’t be enough as he hopes to get more surprises from his line-up.“From the start of the season, all I wanted is to have a good showing, not necessarily winning. Winning is a bonus. But I always tell them that we will play good basketball,” he said.“We have to play good basketball, disciplined basketball, take the open shot and not the hurried shot. There are losses that are still good shows. It’s basketball, there will be winners and there will be losers. It’s just that we lack the manpower.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View commentslast_img read more

There’s a story behind Spieth’s ‘Go get that’ line to caddie

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The next stage is keeping a full tour card, followed by winning.At the close of a year that saw him win Colonial for his second PGA Tour title and make his first U.S. team at the Presidents Cup, Kisner noticed something else about his change in fortunes.“The tournaments I play now, I don’t even see half the guys I used to see all the time,” he said.There’s also the case of Scott Brown, one of his best friends who grew up with Kisner in Aiken, South Carolina, and is a member with him at Palmetto Golf Club.“It’s almost three levels of the tour,” he said. “But that’s fine. It’s part of it.”Brown was a rookie in 2012, and Kisner had returned for a second season on the PGA Tour after losing his card. They played 23 of the same 24 events that year, the difference being Brown played the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook and Kisner played the Houston Open.Fast forward five years, and Brown played 32 times in 2017. Kisner was only in 17 of those tournaments. The seven tournaments Kisner played that Brown didn’t were three majors (Masters, U.S. Open and British Open), three World Golf Championships and the Tour Championship.Kisner doesn’t play the tournaments he did in 2012. He builds his schedule around the big events.“Any time you move up in the world ranking, you change your schedule and your outlook,” Kisner said. “You start working around majors and World Golf Championships instead of playing every tournament you want to play.”WORLD RANKING Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Chappell attributed the difference to some back issues and untimely illnesses that kept him from getting any momentum.What made this year memorable was playing on his first Presidents Cup team. He earned the 10th and final spot by 0.073 points over Charley Hoffman, and went 1-1-1 in a resounding victory at Liberty National.And he won’t be waiting until the January to get started on a new year. He leaves for Maui right after Christmas.DIVOTSTwenty players who began 2017 outside the top 50 finished the year in the top 50. The biggest jump belonged to Patrick Cantlay, who had been out of golf for nearly three years and started at No. 1,866. He ended the year at No. 38. … Tiger Woods ends the year at No. 656 in the world, just four spots lower than he began in 2017. He played seven rounds of golf and had a missed cut, a withdrawal and a tie for ninth in the 18-man field at the Hero World Challenge. … Dustin Johnson has to keep his No. 1 ranking for seven weeks to start 2018 to become only the fifth player to hold the No. 1 ranking for an entire year.STAT OF THE WEEKJason Day and Rory McIlroy ended last year at No. 1 and No. 2 in the world. Neither won a tournament and ended this year out of the top 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lewis Hamilton issues apology after shaming nephew for wearing princess dress OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 He was telling Michael Greller to get his ball from the cup as Spieth stood to the side of the 15th green, still soaking up the significance of such a long eagle putt that restored his lead with three holes to play.And there’s a story behind it.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 folkThe reaction, while entirely spontaneous, might not have happened except for Spieth being in the makeshift gym all week at Royal Birkdale.“I had been watching replays of the Open in the gym,” Spieth said. “There was a TV in there, and they were playing old Opens. For whatever reason, it intrigued me earlier in the week that the guys, when they made putts, they never went and picked their ball out of the hole. The caddie went and got it on long putts. And I guess that stuck in my head: ‘You don’t have to pick the ball out of the hole. Michael can go get it.’” MOST READcenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Either way, Greller went and got it. Spieth added two birdies and his name was etched into the silver claret jug.MASTERS UPDATESome of the best mail during the holidays is a simple white envelope from Augusta National, officially extending invitations to those who have met criteria for the Masters (and for past major champions no longer exempt who will be honorary invitees).At the end of the year, 80 players already were eligible and expected to compete, a list that includes (for now) Tiger Woods.That’s two fewer than at this time a year ago, increasing the odds that the Masters again will meet its target of having fewer than 100 players at Augusta National the first full week in April. Having a small field is important to the club. The Masters has not had more than 100 players since 1966.One spot awarded next month is reserved for the Latin American Amateur champion. No more than 13 spots will be available for winners of PGA Tour events (except for the new Dominican Republic event held opposite the Match Play). One of those is at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where all but seven players at Kapalua already are exempt.There also is one more chance for players to qualify by being among the top 50 in the world on March 25.TOUR LEVELSKevin Kisner has learned all about the different levels of the PGA Tour based on performance.It starts with getting a PGA Tour card, a big deal until players realize they are limited in where they can play. Kisner didn’t play a tournament with guaranteed money and no cut until two years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense AP FILE PHOTOWith three words, Jordan Spieth delivered a British Open moment as memorable as the 50-foot eagle putt that prompted his famous line.“Go get that.”ADVERTISEMENT Only one award is given for the Official World Golf Ranking, and Dustin Johnson earned that three months ago. He will be presented next year with the Mark H. McCormack trophy for most PGA Tour events in a calendar year.But to look only at ranking points earned in 2017, it was tight at the top.Jordan Spieth earned 450.43 points, finishing one-third of a point ahead of Johnson (450.12). PGA Tour player of the year Justin Thomas kept it even closer by earning 446.43 points. They were followed by Jon Rahm and Justin Rose.The other players in the top 10 were Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood.TALE OF TWO YEARSKevin Chappell won his first PGA Tour title this year at the Texas Open, sending him to Kapalua for the first time.But was it his best year? Better than last year?“Good question,” Chappell said. “I won this year, but I didn’t have as many chances.”A year ago, Chappell was runner-up three times, losing in a playoff at the Tour Championship (won by Rory McIlroy) and to a birdie-par finish by Jason Day at Bay Hill. He had seven top 10s, was No. 8 in the FedEx Cup and finished the year at No. 32 in the world.The Texas Open was his only serious chance to win this year. He finished at No. 27 in the FedEx Cup and ends the year at No. 34. There was more to the moment, of course.Two holes earlier, Spieth missed the 13th fairway so far to the right that it hit a spectator in the head and caromed into the dunes. When he found it, he realized the driving range was not out of bounds, took a drop, had to take relief from the equipment truck and sent Greller toward the green to scout out the shot. The whole process took some 20 minutes as Matt Kuchar waited at the green.On the 15th hole, Kuchar was in a bunker in two and blasted out to about 6 feet, and then Spieth made his 50-foot eagle putt.“Michael, when I looked over, he’s laughing,” Spieth said. “For whatever reason, I didn’t want to walk all the way up there. It was pretty far away. He started to walk toward the bag, but I was already walking toward the bag and I was really intense at that point. ‘Michael, go get that!’“It was half being serious, like: ‘Go get it quickly because Kuch still needs to putt and we don’t need to drag this on. I’ve already been in his way too much the last couple of holes. Let’s not do that anymore.’ And it was half intense — ‘Pick that ball out of the hole.’”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Guyana’s PNC penchant for dictatorship

first_imgDear Editor,The no-confidence vote toppled the David Granger Administration (APNU/AFC Government); elections were supposed to be held within 90 days of the No-Confidence Motion with the Cabinet resigning and acting as a caretaker Government.The very fact that the Government has not resigned and elections have not been called within the stipulated timeframe is a gross violation of Guyana’s Constitution.All the shenanigans of going to the courts were just acts to extend the life of the APNU/AFC Government, much like awaiting GECOM’s readiness to call elections. GECOM does not decide when elections are called.Guyana currently has a dictatorship. Get up and fight for your rights Guyanese, before it is too late!Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img

Process to hold money outside Consolidated Fund not followed – IIA Chair

first_imgUS$18M signing bonusThe US$18 million signing bonus controversy has engaged the attention of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Guyana chapter, with the Chairperson of the body questioning the process Government used to keep the money outside the Consolidated Fund.IIA Chairman and Financial Consultant John SeeramIn an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, IIA-Guyana Board Chairman and Financial Consultant John Seeram noted that while the signing bonus could be held outside the Consolidated Fund, there were certain prerequisites.“What is important is that once money is received, it should be recorded in the Government’s statements of assets and liabilities, comprising of the Consolidated Fund as an entity and there is the Deposit Fund as an entity and the Contingency Fund as an entity,” he explained.“My view is that that US$18 million bonus could be deposited in the Deposit Fund bank account and be shown in the Deposit Fund as an entity, thereby showing up on the statements of assets and liabilities.”He noted that only when it is appropriated accordingly could it be moved from the Deposit Fund. Asked whether this process was followed in the case of the signing bonus, Seeram replied in the negative.“Not to my knowledge,” the experienced auditor said. “But I wrote an article suggesting the use of a deposit fund. I’m just waiting to see what happens.”The bonusRecently, local economist Ramon Gaskin said in a letter to the media that the Bank of Guyana’s financial statement was recently issued and there was no trace of the signing bonus.The bonus became a matter of controversy last year after it was revealed that not only did Government fail to disclose that it had received the money since 2016, but also it had deposited it into a private account at the central bank instead of the Consolidated Fund.Government had defended its actions saying that the money was placed at the Bank of Guyana since Government intended to use it to pay the legal team that would represent Guyana’s interest at the World Court on the border controversy with its western neighbour, Venezuela.However, Gaskin on Monday wrote that, “The Bank of Guyana has published the list of 128 Government Account Balances at the end of January 2018 in excess of 36 billion Guyana dollars… the US$18M ‘Signing Bonus’ received by Guyana and allegedly placed in the account is not listed”.But, when contacted, an aide to Finance Minister Winston Jordan told this publication that the money has not been moved, thus it could not have been spent. “It is still there,” the aide assured.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had also denied that the monies were used.“The signing bonus is monies that belong to Guyana, but that bonus, wherever it is, will be placed into the Consolidated Fund and it is from that Fund that any team whatsoever will be paid,” he stated.Although the legal team has already begun work and has completed Guyana’s submissions, which were filed with the World Court on Thursday last by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Harmon told reporters that Government intended to follow prudent fiscal management policies regarding the use of the US$18 million.“Whether (the legal team) work before or they work after, it is from the Consolidated Fund, these monies will come from (to pay them. But before that)… we will of course have to make applications to the National Assembly for its approval for these funds… It is just prudent fiscal management,” he stated.Moreover, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, when probed on the whereabouts of the signing bonus, had declined to pronounce on the matter, but told media operatives that there was nothing sinister afoot if the monies were to be moved.While Government Ministers have said that Section 37 (2) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act provides for public monies to be held in Extra Budgetary Funds and deposit funds until they are credited to the Consolidated Fund, there are steps to be followed.Section 42 mandates that after a deposit fund is established, the Minister has to inform the National Assembly of the fund’s existence.According to Section 42 (2) of the Act, the Minister also has to specify “the source or sources of the monies in the deposit fund; the purpose or purposes for which monies may be expended from the deposit fund; the banking arrangements for the deposit fund and the intended investment strategy for the monies deposited in the deposit fund.”last_img read more

Induction in B.C. Sports Hall of Fame a chance to thank everyone for Morrison

first_imgFort St. John’s Denny Morrison officially had his impact on the history of British Columbia sports recognized as he was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame last week. The multi Olympic and World Cup medallist will now have his name alongside the greatest athletes, builders, and media members to have come from the province.The event was first class all the way for Morrison and his family as he expressed his gratitude to Sport B.C. for not only for the nomination, but for the way he and his family were treated leading up to the induction.“It’s a really cool honour that you get from Sport B.C. and they invite your family and everything,” he said. “They really make you feel like you’ve achieved something. Not just me but also made my family feel like VIPs and I really appreciate that because my family is a huge part of it too.”- Advertisement -As for the induction itself Morrison made a point of making sure he thanked everyone who has played a part in his career, as well as those in attendance“I thanked everyone in the room because it was quite a neat feeling to be in that room full of athletes, or other inductees, or honorary members who have been inducted in the past who come out to the dinner. They’re equally as passionate about sport as I am.“I distinguished between teammates and support staff because everyone is a part of the team. Obviously my parents were in the crowd so I thanked them and said a piece about how they’ve supported me through the years.”Advertisement When it comes to his injuries and the road ahead in a comeback, Morrison learned recently that aside from the broken leg he suffered in a motorcycle accident last month, he also has a torn ACL in his right knee. The good news is that when it comes to speed skating the ACL isn’t as key as it is in sports such as basketball or football. As his femur heals, doctors have advised him to eventually get back on the ice to see how he copes with the ACL injury.The goal for this week according to Morrison is to try to walk normally without a limp. He’s at the stage in his recovery where he is seeing improvement every day.Morrison is hopeful he’ll still be able to skate this upcoming season. Morrison also expressed his appreciation of the work done by Speed Skating Canada, and the B.C. Speed Skating Association for providing an avenue to get to the Olympics, and to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame for being in existence to support and celebrate sports in the province.With having as many medals and achievements Morrison does no one could blame him if the desire to keep on competing was starting to fade. That’s not the case for him however as he’s still in love with the sport, and hopes to work with the younger skaters on the national team as he rehabilitates from his injury.“It’s a great question but I just love speed skating. I love the challenges that it makes you face. Every race is truly a fearful moment. I’ll finish that race and I’ll get sick to my stomach, or I’ll have to put my legs up or I won’t be able to stand, or I’ll be on the podium and I’ll be delirious and I’ll wave to the crowd and almost faint.“That’s what I love about speed skating. That’s what’s left for me to do is to continue my passion for the sport. At this point in my career my sports psychologist, my coaches, and especially because I’m injured they want me to act more as a mentor to the other athletes on the team and perhaps share any of my experiences with them that may help them.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Celtic held by 10-man AEK Athens

first_imgBut Celtic failed to build on their lead and were punished for one moment of slack marking when Belgian Viktor Klonaridis fired home a vital away goal just before half-time.AEK, who ended Olympiakos’ seven-year reign as Greek champions last season, were made to defend deep in the second-half when Kostas Galanopoulos picked up two quickfire yellow cards to leave the visitors a man down.But despite dominating possession, Celtic struggled to create chances and Olivier Ntcham’s stoppage time shot that curled inches over was as close as they came to a winner.The sides meet again next Tuesday (August 14) with the winners progressing to face Swedish champions Malmo or Hungarians Vidi in the playoff round to reach the group stages.“We knew they were a good side but we proved that we are also a good side and can go over there and get a result,” said Celtic boss Rodgers.“We can score over there, I don’t think there is any question of that. We also have to defend well, as well.“It was always going to be a difficult game for us, at 1-0 up or 1-1, we always thought we would have to go there and score.“It is still very much in the balance. Of course it swings to them as they are at home but we certainly know we have the quality to go and perform, after seeing that this evening.”On a good night for Greek sides, PAOK came from 2-0 down to take a 3-2 first leg lead over Russian giants Spartak Moscow.Last season’s Europa League semi-finalists Red Bull Salzburg also edged towards the group stages for the first time with a 3-0 win over Macedonian champions Shkendija.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Celtic’s Scottish midfielder Callum McGregor, pictured February 2018, got his team off to a flyer when he opened the scoring on 17 minutes © AFP/File / ANDY BUCHANANGLASGOW, United Kingdom, Aug 9 – Scottish champions Celtic failed to make the most of a man advantage as AEK Athens held out for a 1-1 draw in Glasgow on Wednesday to take the upper hand in their Champions League third qualifying round tie.The hosts got off to a flyer when Callum McGregor rewarded a positive start from Brendan Rodgers’s men to open the scoring on 17 minutes.last_img read more


first_imgMore than €100,000 has been allocated to Donegal County Council for coastal erosion and storm damage.Minister of State at the Department of Finance & Public Expenditure & Reform, Simon Harris, T.D. revealed he is allocating an additional €109,000 to the council to address the issue.Donegal County Council has already been allocated €660,000 in 2014. €562,000 of this has already been paid and the remainder will be paid as soon as it is requested. Today’s announcement means that Donegal County Council has been given a total of €769,000 since 2014.Deputy Dinny McGinley welcomed today’s additional allocation and stated “that it is a matter for Donegal County Council to now identify the areas in which this money is to be spent”.DONEGAL GETS €109,000 TO ADDRESS STORM DAMAGE was last modified: October 7th, 2015 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:donegalfundingSTORM DAMAGElast_img read more

‘Rooney return could mean the end of Ross Barkley’s Everton career’ – Warnock

first_imgNeil Warnock believes Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton may spell the end of Ross Barkley’s career at Goodison Park.Rooney is reportedly nearing a long-awaited move back to Goodison Park from Manchester United on a free transfer.And, with his days as a centre-forward now apparently behind him, Warnock believes the England captain could take Barkley’s place in the Toffees’ midfield.Warnock has voiced his doubts over Barkley’s future at the top level before, having coached the youngster during a loan spell at Leeds United – where he made just four appearances.And the former Premier League manager has told talkSPORT the midfielder lacks the discipline to succeed at a top club and could be pushed out of Everton by boss Ronald Koeman.Asked he reckons the arrival of Rooney means the end of Barkley’s Everton career, Warnock told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Yes, I do.“I had Ross at Leeds, and he’s an unbelievably good pro. He comes in first thing and he takes free kicks until it goes dark, he trains all the time.“But as a manager you can’t really find a system you can trust him in.“It’s a really difficult with him, because he still loves to turn and take players on in his own half and often loses it.“He hasn’t got the responsibility in his make-up regarding as and when to do it, he just does it when he feels like it. I don’t think you can change him in that.“I think he’d be a super player for a club like Spurs. I think he could be a top five player…but for a certain manager.“It’ll be a difficult one for the manager who gets him, in how to play him at that level with the responsibility you have to have when you play the top teams.“You have to have that discipline in your game and unfortunately Ross doesn’t have that, but he makes up for it by scoring unbelievable goals.“But I don’t think Koeman has ever been that type of manager who can tolerate somebody who is that ill-disciplined in certain aspects.”last_img read more