Long Running Train scores impressive win

first_imgThe Harry Parsard-owned and trained American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN showed just how much she had improved with a decisive victory in the 3-y-o and up open allowance mile at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 6-5 favourite with former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN rebounded from her fighting second to top-distance horse PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2400m on Boxing Day to beat old rival and 7-5 chance CAMPESINO by 1-3/4 lengths in a field of 10.Never far off the pace as the outsider RAGING PROSPECT led from up-in-class hat-trick seeker DIFERENTGENERATION and highly fancied ALL CORRECT, LONG RUNNINGTRAIN disposed of the leaders on entering the straight to hold the apprentice-ridden CAMPESINO at bay from below the distance.INSUFFICIENT LIFETIME EARNINGSLONG RUNNING TRAIN was notching a third win from her last five starts and her fifth from 11 starts lifetime with total stakes of $2.7 million. While happy with the win, Parsard had one lingering regret:”I was really disappointed that she failed to get into the rich Diamond Mile early last month due to insufficient lifetime earnings, and her performance in her two races since has shown me that she would have impacted on the outcome in the $13.5 million race. That’s why I am insisting that the format be changed to an invitational race this year,” said the veteran trainer who won a number of grade one trophy races with UPPA TUNE, POCHEEN and St Leger winner SUPERLUMINAL last season.Meanwhile, BRAWN, running as the 3-2 favourite with Aaron Chatrie riding for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, closed rapidly in deep stretch to win the Allan ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial Trophy overnight allowance race at 1400 metres. And the Philip Feanny-trained DANCING QUEEN (2-1) with Ian Spence aboard and 3-5 favourite POISON GAS with Omar Walker riding for trainer Philip Elliott won the respective sections of the Eight Thirty Sprint over the straight for native-bred maiden 3-y-o fillies.last_img read more

Williams beaten at Miami Open

first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP):Serena Williams had been eliminated from the tournament for less than 20 minutes when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper with the chequerboard top and pulled out of the players’ parking lot, fastening her seat belt as she drove.A hasty departure, for sure.Williams’ 20-match winning streak at Key Biscayne ended yesterday with a 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-2 loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round of the Miami Open.Williams was bidding for her ninth title in the event and her fourth in a row. But after a gruelling first set that lasted nearly an hour, the 21-time Grand Slam champion faded on a sweltering afternoon.This is the first time she hasn’t reached the Key Biscayne quarter-finals since 2000, when she lost in the fourth round to Jennifer Capriati.”I did the best I could,” she said during a postmatch news conference that lasted less than three minutes before she cut it off. “I can’t win every match. These players come out and play me like they’ve never played before in their lives. I have to be 300 per cent every day.”Williams, 34, will retain the No. 1 ranking, but she hasn’t won a tournament since earning her 69th title at Cincinnati last August.”She’s still No. 1, and she still plays great,” Kuznetsova said. “I don’t see much to be depressed about.”The No. 15-seeded Kuznetsova won with defence, extending points until Williams would make a mistake. The Russian finished with only 18 unforced errors to 55 for Williams.In addition, Williams’ serve was uncharacteristically unreliable. She hit 13 aces but also had nine double faults and was broken six times.PHYSICALLY FINEWilliams said the 91?F temperature – a record for the date – didn’t faze her.”Physically, I’m fine,” she said. “I don’t know, I guess I didn’t move today. Maybe that was one of the things that didn’t work out for me.”Kuznetsova, 30, won Key Biscayne 10 years ago and is into the quarter-finals for the first time since 2009.”I’m too old,” she told the crowd. “I’ve been many times on this court. I love being back here, and I’m really happy with my performance.”Also sidelined were No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 4 Garbine Muguruza. Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka, seeded 13th, committed only 12 unforced errors and defeated Muguruza7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). No. 19 Timea Bacsinszky eliminated Radwanska 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.In men’s play, No. 6 Kei Nishikori beat No. 27 Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2.Williams lives 90 minutes from Key Biscayne and has long considered the event her home tournament. But the stadium was two-thirds empty for her match, partly because of weather so uncomfortable some spectators draped towels over their heads seeking refuge from the sweltering sun.last_img read more

WICB fires back! Under-fire board hits out at ‘small groups’; says promises have been kept

first_img SAMMY CRITICAL The meeting was also attended by current men’s T20 captain Darren Sammy, who criticised the board following the final of the T20 World Cup in India earlier this month. The WICB said that only recently, it took the decision to review all governance reports to determine if there were relevant parts that could still be implemented. The Patterson Report, authored by former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson, was produced in 2007, but its main recommendation of a Council of Stakeholders, comprising 23 members, has been ignored by the WICB. “The one recommendation that has not been favoured by the current, or the previous board, is the adding of another layer to the existing body,” the board said. “That has been the bane of contention in recent times, with a few groups calling for the dissolution of the board.” Despite the heavy criticism it received, the board maintained it had performed well. “The board, so far, has lived up to its promises, and while that is being done ‘let’s trust the process’.” ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Regional governing body, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has once again pushed back on growing calls for its dissolution, claiming yesterday that it had “lived up to its promises” and urging the region to “trust the process”. Referring to “small groups” that were “clamouring for its dissolution”, the board, in a statement, defended its stewardship, repeating the argument that it had already implemented 90 per cent of all recommendations from the various commissioned governance reports. The fact that it had opted not to restructure along the lines suggested by the Patterson Report was not enough reason to justify dissolution, the Dave Cameron-led WICB contended. Further, the board pointed to the Under-19 team and the senior men’s and women’s Twenty20 World Cup teams and said their recent success was proof of the board’s efficiency. “In under 100 days since the start of 2016, three teams from the West Indies in two formats won three world titles,” the WICB said. “That accomplishment has come as part of the high-performance programme implemented just over two years ago. That there are small groups clamouring for the board’s dissolution is reason to ask. What more could a region want? “The acceptance of an average of 90 per cent of all the commissioned reports received have been implemented, minus adding another layer of bureaucracy cannot justify calling for the board to be dissolved. “Instead, the small groups should consider, among other things, promises made by governments to contribute to the growth of cricket by hosting matches or international series; continuing to facilitate development that aids in the growth of the sport; creating a more enabling environment for movement around the region; revitalising cricket in the schools across the region; (and) assisting in the setting up of territorial academies.” The board statement comes one day after several West Indies legends, including Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, and Sir Andy Roberts issued a joint statement backing the CARICOM Governance Panel recommendation for the dissolution of the WICB and also calling for the immediate resignation of the board of directors. Outstanding former players Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, and Desmond Haynes were also among the group, which met in Grenada last week to discuss the matter. The legends also met with Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, the chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket, who has been at forefront of the push for the WICB to be restructured.last_img read more

NORWICH CITY VS MAN UNITED

first_imgNORWICH (4-2-3-1)RUDDY,PINTO, MARTIN,BASSONG, OLSSON,HOWSON, O’NEIL,REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, BRADY,JEROMEUNITED (4-2-3-1)RASHFORD,MARTIAL, ROONEY,LINGARD,SCHNEIDERLIN,CARRICK,ROJO, BLIND, SMALLING, VALENCIA,DE GEANorwich are back in the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at Arsenal last Saturday and though they have a game in hand over rivals Newcastle, they trail them by two points.They face a Manchester United team bidding to finish in the top four. They drew with Leicester on Sunday but Manchester City’s defeat at Southampton means the Louis van Gaal’s men are four points behind their neighbours with a game in hand.United have scored only 19 goals away from home and need one more from either this game or next week’s trip to West Ham to avoid setting a club record. Their previous fewest number of away goals in the Premier League is 21, set last season.And they have managed just 17 wins, two short of their record fewest Premier League wins, set in the 2013-14 campaign.Norwich, though, have lost 20 league games – only relegated Aston Villa (26) have lost more. And the Canaries have lost 11 and draw two of their last 15 league games. Leaving them with a desperate fight for safety.last_img read more

All is set for G.C. Foster’s 5K Fun Run/Walk

first_imgALL is now set for the G.C. Foster College 5K Fun Run/Walk, which will be held in Angels, Spanish Town, on Sunday, November 27.The event was launched the college’s board room last Wednesday.The 5K event, which is set to start at 2 p.m., will be held under the theme ‘Recreation, Health and Wellness for the Spanish Town Community’.Committee chairman of the event Maurice Wilson has high expectations for the meet.”G.C. Foster College is truly leading the way in sports in the region, and because of our great success in this area, we expect a well-run event as we have the expertise to deliver here,” said Wilson.Principal of G.C. Foster College Joyce Graham Royal thanked the event’s planning committee, and, like Wilson, boasted about the achievements of the institution.”G.C. Foster College is really setting the pace in track and field, and we are really proud of the achievements of the athletes who have graduated from the institution,” Graham Royal said.The occasion was also used to recognise three Olympians from the institution with plaques. The athletes were Sasha Lee Forbes, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, and Ristananna Tracy, who were all members of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Sports analyst Hubert Lawrence also lauded the achievements of the three athletes. He encouraged those who did not make it to Rio to think about the future as the past is now history and to double their efforts for the future.Dennis Gordon, chief executive officer of Jac Den enterprise, spoke on behalf of the sponsors, which include Digicel, NCB, Tropical Blue, Derrimon Distributors, HiLyte, Marksman, and On Di Run.Secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Garth Gayle said the event had the full support of the national body.last_img read more

Higuain powers Juve to home record

first_imgROME (AP):It’s no coincidence that Juventus have won Serie A every season since the Juventus Stadium opened in September 2011.The Bianconeri have been virtually unbeatable in the Italian league’s only major club-owned stadium and improved on their own Serie A record with a 26th consecutive home win yesterday.Gonzalo Higuain scored his fourth brace of the season as Juventus beat Bologna 3-0.Juventus held the previous record of 25 straight home wins, established at the stadium between 2013 and 2015.The current streak began against Bologna on Oct. 24, 2015, and Bologna never really had a chance to prevent the latest record.Higuain opened the scoring with a volley from a lobbed pass from Miralem Pjanic seven minutes in, Paulo Dybala added a penalty before the break and then Higuain headed in another early in the second half.Juventus, which still have a game in hand, restored their four-point lead over Roma, which beat Genoa 1-0 earlier.Lazio also won 1-0, over struggling Crotone with a last-minute goal from Ciro Immobile after Lucas Biglia hit the crossbar with a penalty in the first half.Lazio are fourth, one point behind third-placed Napoli, which beat Sampdoria 2-1 on Saturday.Fresh off their Italian Super Cup win over Juventus, fifth-placed AC Milan needed a late goal to beat visiting Cagliari 1-0.Carlos Bacca scored from close range two minutes from the end after being set up by Gianluca Lapadula.Cagliari ended with 10 men when Bruno Alves was sent off for pulling down Bacca just outside the area to prevent a clear scoring opportunity in added time.FREE KICKEarlier, Ivan Perisic scored twice and seventh-placed Inter Milan came from a goal down to beat Udinese 2-1 and win their fourth straight game.Perisic equalised in first-half added time, slotting a shot inside the near post after receiving a pass from Mauro Icardi, then headed in from a free kick three minutes from the end.It was the first brace in Serie A for Perisic, a Croatia international who joined Inter from Wolfsburg in 2015.Jakub Jankto, a 20-year-old Czech midfielder, had put Udinese ahead early in the first half after being set up by French talent Seko Fofana.Atalanta revived their chances of finishing in the Europa League spots with a convincing 4-1 win at Chievo Verona.Domenico Berardi returned from a long injury layoff for Sassuolo in a 0-0 draw with Torino.The Pescara-Fiorentina match was postponed due to too much snow and ice inside and around the Stadio Adriatico.last_img read more

Lady Maroons out to prove they can compete even sans Bersola, Tiamzon

first_imgFilipinos 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines hitter Isa Molde had her share of the limelight as one of the focal points of the Lady Maroons.She made immediate impact for UP back in Season 78 when she won Rookie of the Year, but in her two years with the Lady Maroons there were always the seniors watching over her and the team.ADVERTISEMENT “It was like an achievement for us to play against them after all they were always there for us in UP,” said Molde, who finished with 15 points. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer NLEX downs Alaska behind Fuller’s 30-20, Alas’ stellar game IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation But Wednesday, Molde had to face her former mentors Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.Molde said the game was an opportunity to prove that the Lady Maroons are still just as capable as they move on from their departure.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’“I think we’re trying to prove that we can stand on our own even without them guiding us,” said Molde after losing to Bersola and Tiamzon’s BanKo Perlas 30-28, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18 at Filoil Flying V Centre.Molde added that holding their own against them was of “achievement” for the younger players. MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

PH football squads send strong message to SEA Games foes

first_imgWATCH: LeBron, Melo, KD clash in star-studded pickup game 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Women Football Match Between Malaysia vs Philippines at Stadium UiTM Shah Alam on 15 August 2017. Photo by Faeiz Shah | MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—From both ends of this city, Philippine football’s goals rang loud and clear.The men’s and women’s football team scored rousing victories against their respective rivals Tuesday night to begin their Southeast Asian Games stint on a bright note.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’That win avenged the Nationals’ 1-0 loss during the recent AFC U-23 in Cambodia.The Philippines men’s side will battle Indonesia on Thursday and that win, according to Maro, would inspire them.“Indonesia is a tough team but we studied their game and we know how to handle them,” said Maro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Over at UITM Shah Alam Stadium, the women’s team also scored a morale-boosting 2-1 stunner over host Malaysia.READ: SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s footballFEATURED 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’Patrice Impelida scored in injury time of the first half for the Malditas before Malaysian Dadree Rofunos equalized in the 51st.But the Malditas refused to share a point with their foes and Camille Rodriguez struck the winning goal in the 73rd for the winning goal before a stunned hometown crowd. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate The Malditas, who like their men’s counterparts are hoping for a podium finish, will meet Vietnam on Thursday.The men’s team encountered less resistance.Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOC“I told them to win the match at 2-0,” said men’s head coach Marlon Maro.He was that specific. And the team responded accordingly.Reymart Cubon came away with go-ahead goal off a corner by Javier Gayoso in the 52nd, before Fil-Japanese Kouichi Belgira converted a free kick in the 81st.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Uichico, Gilas confident as PH shoots for 18th basketball gold

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines has been the undisputed basketball power in the Southeast Asian Games with the most men’s basketball golds in the regional event with 17.And as the Gilas cadets start their campaign in the 2017 Games, head coach Jong Uichico said they want to enter MABA Stadium with a confidence so high they’ll bring another championship to the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate “We have to give our best and play our A game every single game so we can reach our goal to get the gold,” said Uichico. “We’re positive and upbeat and we know that we have to do our business, this is a business and not a vacation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Bautista silences hostile crowd, downs hometown betcenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano READ: Gilas cadets kick off title defense vs tough Thais“Of course, when you enter the Games, you want to be as confident as possible that you’re able to beat any team that gets in your way to win the gold,” said Uichico in Filipino Saturday at Sunway Putra Hotel.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’Gilas coach Jong Uichico. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe likes of Kiefer Ravena, Almond Vosotros, Kevin Ferrer, Baser Amer, and Mac Belo are once again in the team that delivered the country its 16th gold in the regional games.Uichico added they have to bring out their best every game if they want to continue the country’s reign in Southeast Asia and claim their 11th straight gold medal. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Pingris wants to see more from Acox amid subpar showing in semis

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Durham has been nothing short but menacing, averaging 22 points, 24 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the semis.But the Hotshots’ woes aren’t just due to Acox’s poor play.Pingris said the locals should also step up.In Game 2, Star only had two players in double-digit scoring with Mark Barroca tallying 16 points. The other was Mon Abundo, the third-string point guard, who got extended playing time with Paul Lee nursing a left knee injury.“We also need to help him (Acox). It shouldn’t be just all him. The locals also need to help out,” said Pingris, who also has his fair share of struggles in the series, averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s going to be hard [to win in Game 3] but we’re going to try. It’s really going to be tough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESVeteran Star forward Marc Pingris wants to see more production from import Kris Acox, who has been subpar in the Hotshots’ semifinals series against the Meralco Bolts.Through two games, Acox only has had little to show on offense, averaging just 8 points on 35% shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Stalzer returns to PSL, jumps ship from Foton to Petron Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “As an import, I’m not satisfied,” Pingris said in Filipino after Star suffered a 98-74 beatdown in Game 2 Tuesday night.Acox is known for his rebounding and that’s also the primary reason why Star opted to replace the prolific scorer Malcolm Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe is posting 14 boards a game in the semis. But with the situation that his team is in, he needs to do more than that if the Hotshots would keep their season alive in Game 3 on Thursday.On the other hand, Allen Durham is playing like the reigning Best Import and is showing why he’s tipped to win the award again. How to help the Taal evacuees 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 awardlast_img read more