LOVINGIER HOMEBRED ROSES FOR LAURA TAKES SEASON’S FIRST “BABY” RACE AS SHE WINS BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER PAYERAS

first_imgLOVINGIER HOMEBRED ROSES FOR LAURA TAKES SEASON’S FIRST “BABY” RACE AS SHE WINS BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER PAYERAS; TRAINED BY SHERLOCK, CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY BY TIME TO GET EVEN GETS 4 ½ FURLONGS IN 54.18 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 10, 2019)–In the first 2-year-old race of the year at Santa Anita, Terry Lovingier’s homebred Roses for Laura registered an impressed three length victory, as she got 4 ½ furlongs under Edgar Payeras in 54.18. Trained by Gary Sherlock, Roses for Laura is one of 25 juveniles owned in-part and bred by Lovingier currently on the grounds here at Santa Anita.Breaking from the rail, Roses for Laura, who is by Time to Get Even, sat a close third while full of run in behind dueling leaders Vegan and Cheap Cheap Cheap. Turning for home, Roses for Laura hugged the fence, took command a furlong out and drew clear late in impressive fashion.“We liked her from birth,” said Lovingier, who operates Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, which is located in northern San Diego County. “She’s out of real productive mare and she’s got an older (full) sister, Time for Angie, that made $300,000 ($334,830).”Off at 7-2 in a field of six California-bred or sired juvenile fillies, Roses for Laura, who is out of the Gold Case mare Amorous Angie, paid $9.80, $3.80 and $2.80.Owned by Lovingier, Sally and Tom London and Eugene Zondlo, Roses for Laura banked $39,000 for her efforts.“She had a lotta training, I’ll put it that way,” said Sherlock.  “She ran like she’d trained and Edgar rode her perfect. He rode her like she was the best horse because he’s worked her every time.”Trained by Doug O’Neill and the 4-5 favorite with Mario Gutierrez up, Vegan prevailed by a nose over stablemate Cheap Cheap Cheap and paid $2.60 and $2.10.With Martin Garcia up, Cheap Cheap Cheap, who was off at 5-1, paid $2.60 to show while finishing 4 ¼ lengths clear of A Dream Is a Wish.Fractions on the race were 22.99 and 47.80last_img read more

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Jamaica target at least four medals

first_imgThe final three members of Jamaica’s World Masters Athletics Championships team left the island last night for the Games, which got under way Tuesday in Lyon France.Two 400 metres representatives, Robert Grant and Gavin Shand, along with 5,000m stalwart Oral Anderson, are scheduled to arrive in France later tonight, where they will join up with the eight members already there to represent the nation at the biennial event.Anderson, who is an employee of The Gleaner, noted that the team has undergone great challenges in its effort to get to France, but was pleased to be on his way.”Things could have been better,” he said. “But we have now sorted out ourselves and we are good to go.”He was especially thankful to his employers (The Gleaner) and telecoms giant Digicel, who supported with the Jamaica team’s airfare.The veteran road racer will bow into action tomorrow and although he was a bit concerned about jetlag, he wants to better his performance from 2013, noting that he is in much better condition. He also expects the team to earn a minimum of four medals at the championships.”Right now, I am trying to better my time,” said Anderson. “I ran 20 minutes and 17 seconds in Porto Allegre, Brazil, in 2013, at the last championships. I finished eighth in my heats and was 37th overall out of 65 and I hope I can better that.”I am closer to top shape than in 2013. I didn’t get much racing other than the road races, but once I touch the track, I will give my best. I want to win my heats and get a PR,” he noted.”We have high expectations going there. Everyone knows me as the 5,000 metres man. In the 400 metres, Gavin Shand is confident of picking up a medal, James Beckford (long jump) is a sure medal and our captain, Samuel Brevett, in the 100 metres, is confident he can medal, so we are looking for at least four to six medals.”last_img read more

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Curry-less Warriors blown out by Mavs 114-91

first_img Jimmy Butler tipped in a basket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 despite playing without Derrick Rose. Butler scored 28 points and Aaron Brooks had 29 points to help Chicago win their third in four games. Rose was scratched an hour before the game with right hamstring tendinitis. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-93 and J.J. Redick scored 26 points. Austin Rivers added a season-best 22, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 122-117. Also Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 94-80, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 94-91, the L.A Lakers downed the Boston Celtics 112-104 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver 110-103. DALLAS (AP): The Golden State Warriors flopped without Stephen Curry getting blown out for just their second loss of the season behind 23 points for Dallas’ J.J. Barea in a 114-91 victory for the Mavericks on Wednesday. Curry missed his first game of the season with a lower left leg bruise. But the Warriors (29-2) still have the best 31-game start in NBA history, a game better than four teams. Klay Thompson, the other half of the Splash Brothers, couldn’t make up for Curry’s absence, going 4 of 15 for 10 points. Ian Clark led the Warriors with 21. Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 and eight boards for the Mavericks, who won their fourth straight game without injured point guard Deron Williams. The Mavericks went up by 30 at 83-53 on a 3-pointer by Wesley Matthews, who had 13 points. The Warriors, who fell behind for good with eight minutes left in the first quarter, didn’t get closer than 17 after that. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs routed the Phoenix Suns 112-79 for their 19th straight home win to start the season. San Antonio successfully rang out an eventful 2015 that saw them add Aldridge in free agency after being bounced from the opening round of the play-offs and open the season with a franchise record home winning streak. The Spurs also extended their franchise record home winning streak to 28 straight games dating to last season. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points, Manu Ginobili added 13 and Tony Parker had 12 points and seven assists for San Antonio. Tim Duncan missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, but he wasn’t needed in a game where Aldridge, Leonard and Parker all sat out the fourth quarter. BEATING THE BUZZERlast_img read more

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WIST hosts 5th annual Christmas production

first_imgWorship In Spirit and In Truth (WIST) Ministries International Inc ushered in its fifth annual Christmas production held under the theme “BEHOLD” at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on Saturday.Some of the dancers who participated in the “BEHOLD” event at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on SaturdayThis year’s theme emphasises Christ, as the gift of salvation, healing, deliverance and a symbol of hope for all mankind. The event did not disappoint as it captivated the audience through song, dance, drama, and poetry. What made the evening more spectacular was the genuineness of the props and the message, which was clear as crystal and had the audience on the edge of their seats, as the WIST dance ministry definitely topped their performance from last year. The audience was treated to different genres of Christmas music as the programme reflected diverse cultures. The audience screamed and applauded as Sandia Ramnarine, the founder of WIST, danced to the popular song “No Longer A Slave To Sin” as she moved elegantly and gracefully across the stage, using her performance to extract and execute every emotion within the song. The patrons could be seen dancing and clapping along to each and every beat.Speaking with Guyana Times, Ramnarine said, “We as a committee believe that there are a lot of people out there doing significant charity work and having an event like this can be twofold: we can provide a platform for our students so they can develop their skills but parallel to that we can actually support a charity. Even if it’s just financially, but we can cause people to be aware of the work of that charity and hopefully it can influence other organisations to render support as this year we have chosen the Cheshire Home.”She went on to state that in terms of the 2019 show ,they would touch on a different side of the Christmas story as it can never be overdone and would include the death of Jesus.As the curtains came down on the show, the WIST founder thanked the audience for coming out to the event and reminded them that it was a success only because of the collective effort of everyone. This event was sponsored by NEW GPC, Silvie’s Variety Store and other local businesses. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

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Championship winning weekend in Prince George for Ooks and Oscars

first_imgWith their victories, both NPSS teams earned themselves trips to provincials, which will be taking place at the end of November. The NPSS girls team lost their first match to Corrileau in three sets. However, the loss didn’t discourage the girls, as they responded with a two set victory over Prince George Secondary School.The North Peace Secondary Ooks then hit the court against Prince George in the semi-finals, handing PGSS a defeat 3 sets to 1, moving them into a rematch with Corrileau in the tournament finals.Redemption was spelled O-o-k-s in the finals, as NPSS swept Corrileau 3-0, emerging as tournament champions, with Pam Sandberg and Alaura Lovell receiving all-star honours, while Thea Esau was named Most Valuable Player.- Advertisement -Moving into the boys division, the young men swept their way through round robin play, defeating both Prince George Secondary School and Kelly Road 2-0 in sets.The boys met Kelly Roads in the finals, with North Peace Secondary emerging victorious in three straight sets in the best-of-five finals.It was a solid weekend for the Oscars, who returned home undefeated as tournament champions. Andrew Stewart and Jayden Roberts were named all-stars of the weekend, while Blain Cranston was named Most Valuable Player.Advertisementlast_img read more

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CPL first T20 league to stream LIVE on Twitter

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League (@CPL) and Twitter on Friday, announced a collaboration to live stream all matches of the 2018 season in 54 countries including an exclusive live stream of the matches in South Africa on Twitter. This is the first time that cricket fans in these countries will be able to watch full matches on Twitter and join in the live conversation at the same time. Fans in India will also be able to enjoy over 150 highlight video clips from the league, courtesy of an in-stream video sponsorship collaboration with the Hero Caribbean Premier League (@CPL) and Hero MotoCorp (@HeroMotoCorp), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer.The 2018 edition of the Hero CPL will feature superstars from around the cricketing world including Chris Gayle (@HenryGayle), Andre Russell (@Russell12A), Steve Smith (@stevesmith49), David Warner (@davidwarner31), Kieron Pollard (@KieronPollard55), Dwayne Bravo (@DJBravo47), Sunil Narine (@SunilPNarine74), David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) and many more.The live stream of CPL matches will be available to logged-in and logged-out cricket fans on Twitter and connected devices via @CPL on Twitter.Twitter’s in-stream video sponsorship enables publishers like Hero Caribbean Premier League (@CPL) to monetize video content while making it easy for advertisers such as Hero MotoCorp (@HeroMotoCorp) to reach engaged audiences and sponsor exclusive content. Through the partnership, premium video content highlights from #CPL18 will be made available on Twitter in India and globally. The in-stream video sponsorship collaboration builds on the success of the last season and treats fans on Twitter to the best moments from #CPL18.Bharatendu Kabi (@bharatendukabi), Head – Corporate Communication, Hero MotoCorp, said,“We are delighted to extend our association with Twitter for the second consecutive year, for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. Cricket fans in India and around the world now prefer to watch live streams of their favourite matches at their convenience and we are glad to play a key role in facilitating this. Twitter is today one of the most preferred media for the youth and our continued partnership with them is a signal of Hero’s commitment to bringing sports to where the fans are.”“Hero CPL is the biggest party in sport and we’re proud to partner with Twitter to become the first T20 cricket league to give fans access to cricket streaming LIVE on the platform. Hero CPL brings together some of the biggest cricket superstars in a carnival atmosphere. In addition to the games, the highlight clips on Twitter thanks to our title sponsor Hero will ensure that fans don’t miss a single moment, just like Fabian Allen’s stunning catch last season. Our goal is to engage the cricket community even more deeply and this partnership will make it big, especially as our star players are popular on Twitter.” said Vishnu Kumar (@vishkmar), Head of Digital, Hero CPLCommenting on this partnership, Aneesh Madani (@aneeshmadani), Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Twittersaid, “The global, public conversation around cricket happens on Twitter and we’re thrilled to team up with Hero CPL to add LIVE-streamed cricket to that experience for fans in 54 countries. Strengthening our partnership with Hero CPL is the in-stream video sponsorship with Hero for the second year running. Together, we’re excited to offer cricket fans a unique experience to take in the games, highlight video clips and the conversation, all in one place on Twitter.”last_img read more

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Once taboo, Russian women’s football eyes World Cup boost

first_img0Shares0000Female footballers at the Chertanovo club are still seeking acceptance in Russia’s male-dominated sports world © AFP / Andrei BORODULINMOSCOW, Russian Federation, May 14 – The sniggering kids kept pointing and staring at Margarita Chernomyrdina when she was small because she played football with the boys.She was the first girl brave enough to try and make the junior league. Now rapt crowds watch the 22-year-old lead the women’s national team in its quest to win acceptance and respect in Vladimir Putin’s socially conservative Russia.The technically-gifted midfielder with the firm gaze and soft smile knows the men’s World Cup kicking off in Moscow in a month could work miracles for the Russian women’s game.“I think I gave women’s football a certain push,” Chernomyrdina says after a spirited practice with her domestic side Chertanovo.“Girls saw that they could play football, that it was allowed, that nothing was banned, and that parents should not be afraid,” she says.“Of course I think the World Cup will only help.”– Soviet ban –Olga Belousova takes part in a training session at the Chertanovo club in Moscow © AFP / Andrei BORODULINChernomyrdina has spent her life breaking taboos set in the Soviet era and cemented by modern Russia’s rigid — some would say regressive — view of women’s role in the world.The Communist Party brushed aside its stated equality goal and banned women’s football outright in 1972 because it was a “men’s sport”.A brief revival in former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev’s liberal perestroika era stalled under the weight of catastrophic economic woes.And Putin’s Russia has had a hard time embracing the progress made by women in other parts of the world some generations ago.Many aspiring girl footballers still have to brace themselves against cultural stereotypes if they want to play their chosen sport.That is why 17-year-old Olga Belousova giggles shyly and looks away when discussing how others react to her devotion to the beautiful game.“Some of my friends say it’s completely normal and others say no, this is not feminine,” the national junior team regular says.“I tell people that I like it, that I don’t care what the others say. The most important thing is that I like it and this is mine.”Sports historians have spun various theories about why women failed to make an impact on Russian pitches while the sport blossomed in places such as Germany and the United States.One popular legend says that great goalkeepers such as Lev Yashin and Rinat Dasayev were associated in Soviet folklore with defenders of the former superpower’s sovereignty.This confluence of masculinity and patriotism made football into a tool of political propaganda and left no room for women in the game.Former national team coach Sergei Lavrentyev has little time for such talk as he leads Chertanovo’s afternoon training session“In some respects, I think it is more interesting than men’s football,” he says after shouting out encouragement and instructions in a gruff but amiable style.“It is more emotional, more charged up. The girls, they wear their hearts on their sleeves. I think the girls are even tougher.”– ‘Everybody just plays’ –The Russian team are making some strides.They have reached three consecutive European Championships and beat highly fancied Italy for the first time last year.Chernomyrdina hopes to avenge a 6-0 beating by England in a 2019 World Cup qualifier last year when the teams meet in Russia’s next match on June 8.But the professional Russian league has shrunk from 15 teams in 1992 to just eight.Average club match attendance is 200.Chertanovo are full of national team talent but still play in a stadium with one stand that might seat 100 or so.Coach Lavrentyev says the main obstacle to growth is simple: society’s apprehension about letting girls kick a ball means they have almost no academies in which to train.“That is why a huge event like the World Cup will help. Millions will see it and there will be a large flow of children to football schools,” says Lavrentyev.“It is a real a gift, the World Cup.”Viktoria Dubova is not so sure.The 18-year-old international seems to have had enough with the catcalls and sideway glances — her main goal now is to get good enough to play abroad.“There, they don’t see a difference between men’s and women’s football,” she says.“There, everybody just plays.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Trojans deserved their fate

first_img National champions make big plays and smart calls at critical times and the Trojans didn’t do either Wednesday evening when the magic they displayed so often the past four seasons disappeared in a haze of self-destructive miscalculations. … While the Trojans have no one to blame for their plight but themselves, the Longhorns created their own good fortune, or at least Vince Young did with his wizardry that upstaged the two USC Heisman Trophy winners, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. … I couldn’t believe how feeble the Trojan defense looked against Young, who should opt for the NFL and take the $20 million bonus he would doubtless receive from the Houston Texans, who have the first NFL pick and would almost certainly select home state hero Young and trade away their current quarterback occupant, David Carr. … The Longhorns’ secondary was as good as advertised, and the Trojan receivers, unlike their counterparts, always had defenders draped over them even though the accurate-throwing Leinart was able to complete 29 of 40 for 365 yards. … It wasn’t supposed to unfold that way, but, clearly, Mack Brown outcoached Pete Carroll in this one. … Trojan insiders tell me it’s a certainty that LenDale White will be joining Reggie Bush in the NFL draft. … The feeling here is that a couple of Poly High graduates, safety Darnell Bing and offensive tackle Winston Justice, would be better off if they came back for their senior seasons, but who am I to tell a couple of guys barely out of their teens to turn down an opportunity to become instantly wealthy. … Matt Leinart’s caddy, John David Booty, is supposed to succeed Leinart, but a lot of people close to the Trojan program believe the freshman from Mater Dei, Mark Sanchez, who redshirted this season, eventually will unseat Booty. … Where Are You Jerry Miller, Frank Colonna, Doug Drummond, Les Robbins, Ad Nauseam, When I Need You Dept.: Recently, I was pinched 35 bucks for a parking violation on Shoreline Drive, and I promptly paid it. But a few weeks later, I received a memo from the city of Long Beach claiming I hadn’t, and that the fine would be doubled if I didn’t meet the deadline. Figuring my first $35 check had been lost in the mail, I sent in another one. And guess what? The city of Long Beach cashed both of the checks! If they need that extra 35 bucks to pay off the debts on their red ink-splattered fish tank, they certainly can have it. But one does wonder idly how many other yokels like myself are being double-billed in such a manner. … Just got back from Europe, and didn’t realize that Kobe Bryant showed his stellar leadership ability once again by getting himself suspended for two games for a flagrant foul against the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Miller. What a great role model Mr. Bryant is. … I haven’t seen a guy smoke a pipe in years, and yet I spotted two of them puffing contentedly away in a Vienna restaurant. Wonder how I’d look smoking a pipe. … I’ve been to a few beautiful, scenic venues in my life, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything more panoramic than I did the day after Christmas when my Lady Friend and I drove from Munich to the snow-covered Bavarian Alps and then stopped for a time and walked around Lake Konigssee near Berchtesgaden. Gently falling snow flakes only heightened the gladness of the experience. … One of the favorite times I have in my feeble life always comes during the 10-hour railroad trip between Vienna and Berlin. I enjoy sitting in the dining car, and engaging in conversation with people I know I’ll never see again. But, alas, this time the car was out of order and for 10 agonizing hours I didn’t have anything to eat, which I easily was able to endure, and didn’t have anything to drink, a harrowing hardship beyond comprehension. … During my stay at the Berlin Hilton in the Gendarmenmarkt district of the old east part of the city near Checkpoint Charlie, I befriended the ambassador to Germany from the embassy of the Republic of Rwanda, a Mr. Eugene-Richard Gasana, a nice man with harrowing stories to relate about the terrible genocide that afflicted his country a few years back. … I shouldn’t be writing this column, and wouldn’t be if I weren’t blessed by Somebody Up There looking out for me. I came thisclose from the taxman at the gate finally collecting his due from me. I was waiting anxiously late one afternoon to cross what I thought was a one-way street in Salzburg, Austria, and was set to dash across so I could mock my Lady Friend, who never jaywalks and always waits patiently for the green pedestrian light. Well, just as I got set to bolt, a car whizzed past me, missing me by about three inches. And several other cars followed. I didn’t realize there was a single lane going in the other direction, but I do realize how close I came to extinction and do realize once again how fragile life is. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson National champions don’t allow an opposing quarterback to torment them for 200 yards rushing and one almost could swear the Trojans were shying away in fear from Vince Young when he went on his merry, lengthy jaunts. National champions always harass an opposing quarterback into at least one or two or many sacks and the Trojans never came faintly close to such an achievement against Young, who easily picked them apart with his passes on those occasions when he wasn’t on one of his unmolested excursions. National champions don’t dispense adolescent antics commonplace in pickup games in playgrounds and the cerebral meltdown Reggie Bush suffered in the second quarter with his misguided lateral that was recovered by the Longhorns not only kept his team from a probable touchdown and 14-0 lead but also set the untidy Trojan tenor for the remainder of the proceedings. National champions make sound judgments at important junctures and Pete Carroll and his coaching staff twice notably failed in this regard on fourth down situations, one in the first half when logic dictated a field goal attempt and another late in the game when logic dictated a punt. National champions relentlessly exploit an advantage and one wonders why the Trojans didn’t persist in pounding the tiring Longhorn defense with LenDale White (124 yards on 20 carries) instead of too often resorting to some trick play that didn’t work. The Longhorns played like national champions by overcoming a 12-point deficit in the final minutes, by making vital fourth down stops, by making sure tackles, by not making bumble-brained decisions that, ultimately, turned out to be the difference in their being able to bring down the USC dynasty. The Trojans, well, national champions don’t allow the opposition’s receivers to roam around in the secondary unimpeded and I’ve never seen a slow-footed tight end like the Longhorns’ Dave Thomas (10 catches for 88 yards) able to be as wide open as he was throughout the game, as was teammate Limas Sweed (8 for 65). center_img In retrospect, the USC Trojans Wednesday evening took a pratfall on their fawning press reviews and their haughty sense of entitlement. As painful as it must be for them to accept their 41-38 BCS title loss to Texas on an 8-yard touchdown run by Vince Young with a mere 19 seconds remaining in the game Matt Leinart crassly refused to by insisting afterward he still thought his team was better the unvarnished reality is that they richly deserved their fate. last_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S STALWART ADRIAN GIVEN HONOUR OF RE-OPENING CLUBHOUSE

first_imgThe official opening of the newly refurbished St Eunan’s club rooms was performed by club stalwart Adrian Shields on St Patrick’s Day.A huge crowd was on hand throughout the day as the club hosted a cultural event to mark the relaunch of their famous clubhouse.It was fitting that Adrian was the man to cut the tape at the official opening given the amount of time he so willingly gives for his club. The club would like to sincerely thank the organisers, those who performed on the evening and everyone who turned out to make it a hugely successful occasion.ST EUNAN’S STALWART ADRIAN GIVEN HONOUR OF RE-OPENING CLUBHOUSE was last modified: March 18th, 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) Tags:club houseSt Eunan’s GAA clubSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

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