Former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry scores four goals against Tottenham and claims North London…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/ReutersAdvertisement yz2NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsersWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eabref( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9o0oWould you ever consider trying this?😱d4azCan your students do this? 🌚bv5ocRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its all celebration time in Bavaria as Bayern Munich thrashed Tottenham Hotspur in the 7-2 thriller at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, and Serge Gnabry’s return to the English capital has been fruitful with four goals, as he claims North London is red!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersGnabry contributed a total of four goals against Mauricio Pocchetino’s side- putting him on lead of Champions League top scorers this season, and the former Arsenal winger’s Twitter proves that he is enjoying his success to the fullest.Advertisement Following the match, the 24 year old North London is RED!!!” along with a collage of celebrations after his four goals against Spurs.After a year in the Gunners youth squad, Gnabry was drafted to Arsène Wenger’s senior squad in 2012. As a sporadic, he only made 10 appearances for the club, and scoring a single goal.In 2016, Gnabry joined Werder Bremen, and the following year joined the Bavarians for €8 million. After two seasons out on loan spells at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hoffenheim II, Gnabry was promoted to first team squad in this season by Niko Kovač, as a successor for FC Hollywood’s former talisman Franck Ribéry.“I think (the other teams know) we are not stopping. After going 3-1 or 4-2 up we could have stopped but we wanted more.” Gnabry told reporters in the postmatch interview.“I think it’s a big message for everyone else.” he added.Bayern are now top of Group B with 6 points, and will take on Olympiacos in their next Champions League fixture on 23rd October at Karaiskakis Stadium. Advertisementlast_img read more

India women’s football team puts 6 goals past hapless Sri Lanka in South Asian…

first_imgAdvertisement gbNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbyjluWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8t6cia( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9jxoWould you ever consider trying this?😱ja5gkCan your students do this? 🌚ohuRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian women’s football team put up yet another solid display at the ongoing South Asian Games 2019; beating Sri Lanka by 6-0 at the Pokhara Stadium in Nepal on Thursday. This victory comes just a couple of days after India thrashed Maldives 5-0 in their opening fixture. Sandhiya Ranganathan and Ratanbala Devi netted a brace each, while Dangmei Grace and Bala Devi scored the other two.Advertisement Right from the kick-off, India were on top and the first goal arrived within seven minutes when a cross from A Ranjana Chanu was easily converted by Dangmei Grace. The lead was quickly doubled by Sandhiya Ranganathan in the 10th minute after she was assisted by Ratanbala Devi from the centre of the park. Eight minutes later, India extended their lead further, this time Sandhiya returning the favour; setting up Ratanbala for her first of the day.Advertisement The fourth goal came right before the half-hour mark when a shot from Ratanbala was denied by the post before Sandhiya finished it off from the rebound.With the score at 4-0 long before half-time, India chose to slow things down a bit and passed around the ball comfortably. It was only during the dying moments of the game when they added two more to the scoresheet.Advertisement Substitute Manisha set up Ratanbala for her brace with a neat through ball and W Linthoingambi, who was brought on in the 80th minute, sent in an inch-perfect cross to assist Bala Devi in stoppage time.Read Also:  Advertisementlast_img read more

Not A Gardener

first_imgBy Kathy MieleI came walking up my driveway dragging a shovel, rake and an old spackle bucket. I dropped them by the garage door then opened a bottle of water and began guzzling it.Steven came around the side of the house, the weed whacker in his hands. “Did you have fun at the garden?” he asked.This year I’d decided to join the towns’ community garden. I’d taken a small bed that I’d planned on filling with beefsteak tomatoes and red and green peppers. It wasn’t going to be anything fancy, just a small little garden where I’d tend my vegetables. I pictured myself wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat, holding a pretty little basket in the crook of my arm that I’d fill weekly with my delicious vegetables.That dream was now gone as I now looked down at my mud caked pants and sneakers. I was thinking about throwing them out because they were so filthy. I didn’t even want them in my washing machine. “I think I just found out I’m not much of a gardener.” I admitted. I had an itch on my nose that I was afraid to scratch because my hands were so dirty. “That garden is solid clay!” I complained. “It’s been rototilled twice and I can barely get a shovel through the dirt!”I pointed to the clay caked shovel to prove my point. “Most of the other gardeners have had their plants in for over a week!” I whined. I gave up on worrying about getting dirt on my face and scratched my itchy nose.“Do you want me to go over with you and help you get the plants in?” Steven asked.“Oh I got the plants in.” I said finishing off the bottle of water. I was still thirsty and realized I was seriously thinking about turning on the garden hose that was laying by the garage for another drink.“Well that’s good news!” Steven said as he took the shovel and began tapping it against the driveway trying to knock off some of the clay before putting it away.“I guess so.” I said. “I planted the tomatoes first. But by the time I finished planting the pepper plants I looked back at the tomato plants and they were already wilting!” I complained.“That happens sometimes.” Steven said. “Some plants get shocked when you first put them in. They should be fine.” I could tell he was trying to make me feel better.“Well I’m setting my alarm early tomorrow to go check on them.” I said.“Wow, that’s dedicated.” He sounded impressed.“Dedicated?” I looked at him a bit confused. “I’m just trying to get there before all the other gardeners show up. This way if my plants are dead I can rip them out before any of them see and plant some new ones!”last_img read more

Wildcats finish out of the medals at provincial volleyball championships

first_imgWildcat teams from Mount Sentinel finished well down the pack at the respective B.C. High School Volleyball Championships.The girls took 11th spot at the B.C. High School A Volleyball tournament Saturday in Prince George.The Cats finished third in pool play behind Cedar and Houston Christian and could not get on a roll during the playoff round.Meanwhile, in Kelowna, the boys defeated Smithers to grab 13th spot in the 16-team B.C. High School AA Championship at the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.Mount Sentinel won the consolation contest 2-0 (25-20, 25-16).The other Kootenay team, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley lost to Okanagan Mission in the ninth-tenth contest.MEI of Abbotsford defeated College Heights to capture the overall title.Kelowna Christian defeated Highroad Academy of Chilliwack to win the A girls title.last_img read more


first_imgMark Glatt8815181217%$679,282 ZETCHER EYES DERBY PRIZE WITH FIRING LINEMany components drive racing, among the most important, the owners, who seldomreceive as much recognition as the horses, jockeys and trainers, but nevertheless, are an integral part of the game.After all, they pay the freight.Arnold Zetcher has enjoyed a good run as an owner and breeder, but like others in that category, still has designs on the game’s grandest prize, the Kentucky Derby. He hopes to fill that void come May 2 when his Firing Line goes in the 141st Run for the Roses.Trained by Simon Callaghan and ridden by three-time Derby winner Gary Stevens, Firing Line worked five furlongs at Santa Anita last Saturday in 59.20. Callaghan plans to work the colt again tomorrow and ship him to Kentucky on April 26.“He looked real good,” Zetcher said of the front-running winner of the Sunland Derby by 14 ¼ lengths. “He did it easy, he went in 59 and change and galloped out (six furlongs) in 1:12. It was exactly the time we were hoping for. Gary liked the way he did it, too.“We’ve run two horses in the Derby, Midnight Interlude, after he won the (2011) Santa Anita Derby; he didn’t do well, and then Liaison, who came in sixth (in 2012). I think Firing Line could be our best opportunity.“He had six weeks between the Robert Lewis (Feb. 7) and the Sunland Derby (March 22) and he’ll have six weeks until the Derby. That was the plan all along.“We thought the timing was right. There are good 3-year-olds this year. Dortmund and American Pharoah from here, and Carpe Diem and Frosted from back east.“The competition is stiff, but it’s exciting.” FRENCH ALIVE AND WELL AFTER SEVEN-MONTH ABSENCE            Neil French has been at death’s door and is alive to tell the tale.The 62-year-old trainer suffered a fractured left hip in a spill at his barn last September, had surgery on it, then in an unrelated procedure, had non-cancerous colon surgery. He was on life support for seven days at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, which at one point called his mother, Loretta, asking her permission to take him off.She said no.For four months, French was never out of bed once.On Friday, French was back at Santa Anita, feeling fresh, fit and friendly even though he was getting around on a top of the line medical scooter that seemed to have everything on it but white wall tires.“I’m feeling great and doing a lot of therapy,” said French, a trainer since 1976 who won the 1992 Wells Fargo California Cup Classic with June’s Reward. “I can walk some with a walker and I’ve lost about 70 pounds. I weighed around 265, 270 before the accident, but now I’m at 200.“I’m down to one horse, but I feel good about the future. I’m lucky to be alive.”Trainer Alfredo Marquez is but one member of the race track community who has come to French’s aid.“They got rid of all his equipment, and I gave him some webbing and a stall for his horse,” Marquez said. “We met at Caliente when we were 10 or 12 years old, so we’ve known each other 50 years. I’m so happy to see him back.“He was supposed to be dead by now.” Mike Puype11215171513%$658,346 J. Eric Kruljac6287913%$379,140 Ron Ellis651551023%$605,440 Flavien Prat16318192111%$1,010,914 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Thursday, April 16) Richard Baltas851716720%$760,585 Steven Miyadi46106622%$338,670 Jerry Hollendorfer17832222718%$3,380,538 FINISH LINES: Corey Nakatani has been given the green light by Dr. James Tibone and will resume riding at Santa Anita next Friday, according to his agent, Tony Matos. Nakatani, 44, nominated to the Hall of Fame this year, suffered a fractured left collar bone when his mount clipped heals in a race on March 15 . . . The race for leading trainer could go down to the wire. With three days remaining in the Winter Meet, Jerry Hollendorfer holds a 32-31 lead over Peter Miller. Hollendorfer has had 178 starters, Miller 170, and each is winning at an 18 percent clip . . . Bolo, bound for the Kentucky Derby, worked five furlongs for Carla Gaines Friday morning in 1:00.20, while Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, ticketed for the Kentucky Oaks on May 1, went five furlongs for John Sadler in 1:01 under regular rider Victor Espinoza. Gaines was pleased with the work and said Bolo would leave Santa Anita for Kentucky on April 26 . . . Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper Saturday in the East Paddock Gardens, while TVG host/analyst Mike Joyce will do the honors Sunday, each day at 11:20 a.m. . . . Payoff bonanza? Santa Anita will offer mandatory payouts for the Pick 5 and the Pick 6 on Sunday, closing day of the Winter Meet . . . The dates for two monthly meetings of the California Horse Racing Board have been changed. The meeting scheduled May 14 has been changed to May 21 at Santa Anita. The meeting scheduled June 18 has been changed to June 25 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Felipe Valdez10514121613%$448,317 Mike Smith11522221719%$2,547,221 Elvis Trujillo24527362611%$1,580,598 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Santiago Gonzalez15120182113%$906,504 Brice Blanc6673611%$354,268 Martin Pedroza18618272610%$793,244 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 TALAMO, SWEET SWAP SEEK SAN SIMEON REPEAT SUNDAYJoe Talamo and Sweet Swap will be out for back-to-back wins in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.They led virtually throughout to win last year by a half-length as the 9-5 favorite for John Sadler and Hronis racing LLC.“He’s run a bunch down the hill (12 times with five wins), so you’ve got to love that,” Talamo said. “He drew well, all the way on the outside, which is great down the hill. I know he’s got speed, but he’s a horse that can sit right off the pace, too.”A 6-year-old Candy Ride horse, Sweet Swap has seven wins from 17 career starts with earnings of $390,529.The San Simeon: Get Happy Mister, Tyler Baze, 8-1 Home Run Kitten, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Joes Blazing Aaron, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; Outside Nashville, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; supplemental nominee Holy Lute, Mike Smith, 3-1; Pure Tactics, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; U S Citizen, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; and Sweet Swap, Joe Talamo, 3-1. Michael Pender5589615%$222,200 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gary Stevens10618151917%$1,615,048 John Sadler14523201916%$1,536,950 Tiago Pereira13418111513%$526,612 Kent Desormeaux21534392816%$2,110,700 Rafael Bejarano30974494324%$3,667,608 Tyler Baze34154443616%$2,886,038 Richard Mandella7317101323%$1,031,476 Joseph Talamo25627274311%$1,876,778 James Cassidy771081313%$444,620 Peter Eurton9315131616%$886,956 Mario Gutierrez1181116129%$595,782 Victor Espinoza19337352919%$2,541,346 OWNER ZETCHER HOPES TO HAVE HIS DAY IN DERBY SUNNEW ZEALANDER SEEKS FIRST U.S. WIN IN SANTA BARBARATRAINER NEIL FRENCH IS BACK AND ‘LUCKY TO BE ALIVE’HOT-RIDING TYLER BAZE ON A ROLL AS MEET NEARS END Peter Miller17031292218%$1,520,886 ‘EVERYTHING’S JUST CLICKING’ FOR TYLER BAZE It’s mathematically impossible for Tyler Baze to catch Rafael Bejarano for the riding title, but that hasn’t stopped Baze from trying.With three racing days left in Santa Anita’s 68-day Winter Meet, the 32-year-old Seattle native had 54 wins, 20 behind Bejarano, but had won on 15 of his last 34 mounts, including four yesterday and four last Saturday, not to mention three on Sunday. Since last Thursday, Baze has won 14 races in five days.“It feels great,” Baze said. “Craig’s doing great, we’re working hard together, we’re working a lot of horses, and everything’s just clicking.” Baze was referring to his agent, Craig O’Bryan, who also represents Gary Stevens.“My confidence is strong now,” Baze said. “When horses are running for you and you’re winning races, I think you ride with a lot more confidence. I thought I could win five yesterday; I won four. It’s been an unbelievable week.“About a week and a half ago, I told Craig, ‘This is going to be our week,’ and it really was. I won one race last Thursday, two Friday, four Saturday, three Sunday and four yesterday.”And it hasn’t been for lack of effort. With 341, Baze led all riders in mounts through Thursday, 32 more than runner-up Bejarano. Philip D’Amato8621131524%$982,450 William Spawr5486815%$250,220 Thomas Proctor5987414%$589,888 Aaron Gryder9471287%$460,270 HABIBI PRIMED FOR FIRST U.S. VICTORY IN SANTA BARBARAHabibi, a winner of six of nine starts in her native New Zealand, seeks her first U.S. victory from three starts in Saturday’s Grade III Santa Barbara Handicap for older fillies and mares at 1 ¼ miles on turf.She was third going a mile on grass March 22, her first race in nine months.“She’s going well, she’s had her prep race, finished third going a mile, and by her form, it looks like she’d appreciate the mile and a quarter,” said Richard Mandella, who conditions the 6-year-old daughter of Ekraar owned by George Strawbridge’s Augustin Stable.The field for the Santa Barbara: Three Hearts, Tyler Baze, 7-2; Tangelo, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Fanticola, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Queen of the Sand, Drayden Van Dyke, 9-2; Walk Close, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Industrial Policy, Brice Blanc, 8-1; Habibi, Flavien Prat, 6-1; and Arethusa, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1. Mark Casse66107915%$824,206 Edwin Maldonado13618151513%$641,194 Gonzalo Nicolas1017657%$220,956 Doug O’Neill19525182613%$1,185,002 Jeff Bonde38102426%$381,976 Martin Garcia15530201719%$2,766,884 Fernando Perez2171825278%$894,918 Drayden Van Dyke23023282610%$1,511,663 Bob Baffert11426191523%$2,961,772last_img read more


first_imgTwo-time Eclipse Champion Beholder, fresh off a bullet six furlong move under Gary Stevens Friday morning, walked the Richard Mandella shedrow with a rider up this morning at 7:30 a.m.  The 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare, who is scheduled to shoot for a record setting third consecutive win in the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes next Saturday, Sept. 26, was allowed to graze outdoors following her walk under the Mandella shed.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder, who comes of a record setting 8 ¼ length tally versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, is expected to face off against American Pharoah in the Breeders’ Cup Classic if all goes well in the Zenyatta.Beholder Link: ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah graced Santa Anita’s main track at 8 a.m. Saturday and with regular exercise rider George Alvarez up, he backtracked to the half mile pole prior to again galloping a strong mile and a half.Idle since running a valiant second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, American Pharoah has yet to breeze since the race as he’s pointed by Bob Baffert to his career finale–the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.American Pharoah Link: read more


first_imgPeter Eurton2873225%43%$363,409 J. Keith Desormeaux2672527%54%$429,640 Tyler Baze11521231018%47%$1,035,522 Mark Glatt4086520%48%$296,405 FINISH LINES: Phil D’Amato plans to breeze Santa Anita Handicap contender Midnight Storm “Sunday or Monday” for the Grade I race for older horses at a mile and a quarter on March 11 . . . Trainer Peter Eurton is considering the $75,000 China Doll Stakes at a mile on turf March 11 for Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner and Eclipse champion Champagne Room, who was a well-beaten third behind superstar Unique Bella in Sunday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes. “Champagne Room has got so much pedigree on the grass,” Eurton said. “But our major goal is the (Grade I) Ashland (at Keeneland on April 8).” Eurton has downhill specialist Betty’s Bambino ticketed for the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on Feb. 25 . . . Ron Ellis said California-bred Masochistic “worked great” Sunday going six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.40 for the Grade I Triple Bend on March 11. “We got lucky and missed the last storm,” the trainer said . . . There was one winning Pick Six ticket Sunday worth $106,209.80 bought through TVG . . .Owner and horse player Ron Paolucci, and Billy Koch, founder and managing partner of Little Red Feather Racing Club, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:20 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Apprentice riders Evin Roman and George Wood make their Santa Anita debuts today, 18-year-old Puerto Rican native Roman in the sixth race aboard Raindance Rules for trainer Ed Moger Jr., and Wood in the eighth on Lucky Chopra for trainer Leonard Powell. “I love it,” Roman said on his first visit to Santa Anita, through his interpreter, agent Tony Matos. Wood, in from England with Powell for a few weeks on “a working vacation,” has 39 wins. Kent Desormeaux791611920%46%$1,106,638 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6495414%28%$458,830 Joseph Talamo72751310%35%$273,115 Jerry Hollendorfer661291418%53%$1,106,920 William Spawr1670244%56%$181,551 Doug O’Neill798191210%49%$762,708 Mike Smith2883629%61%$856,165 Peter Miller531413626%62%$857,977 Stewart Elliott76971412%39%$388,588 ‘MIDNIGHT HOUR’ NEAR IN THE SANTA MARIAPRAT CALLS THE SHOTS IN ARCADIA STAKESTHURSDAY WORKERS AT SANTA ANITA HIT 278MIDNIGHT STORM DUE TO BREEZE FOR BIG ‘CAP Bob Baffert3274522%50%$683,716 Flavien Prat11229131926%54%$1,848,613 Luis Contreras67881812%51%$388,639 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won HORSEMEN HEAVY ON SANTA ANITA WORKSWith rain forecast Friday, horsemen took advantage of sunny weather and “fast” track conditions Thursday when there 278 recorded workouts, including seven on the training track.Eighteen of the workers were trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, including Longacres Mile Handicap winner Point Piper, who went five furlongs in a bullet 59.40.Other drills of note included 2016 San Felipe Stakes winner Danzing Candy, four furlongs for Bob Baffert in 47.40; Big Bane Theory, five furlongs in 1:01.60 for Carla Gaines; Big John B, 1:01 for Phil D’Amato; and Delta Princess winner Shane’s Girlfriend, five furlongs for Doug O’Neill in 59.60. Santiago Gonzalez6379611%35%$339,236 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 5) STREAKING MIDNIGHT TOAST IN STAKES DEBUTMidnight Toast makes her stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares, and trainer Jim Cassidy is hopeful the four-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is up to the task against favored Vale Dori and four others going 1 1/16 miles.“She’s turned it around and become a pretty nice filly,” Cassidy said of the Canadian-bred owned by Deron Pearson, Cassidy’s chief client for some two decades.“We’ve got her going pretty good, although there’s other speed in the race, but we can sit off of it. We don’t have to be on the lead. We’ve got the one hole, and that’s going to force us to go a little, but she’s doing well.”Midnight Toast lost all chance in her debut race down the hillside turf course when she hopped over the dirt portion, but won her two subsequent starts, her last by 4 ¼ lengths going a mile and an eighth on a “good” track Jan. 14.            The Santa Maria, race four: Midnight Toast, Jamie Theriot, 12-1; Lady Tapit, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Autumn Flower, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Sheer Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 5-1; Show Stealer, Tyler Baze, 6-1; and Vale Dori, Mike Smith, 1-5. Richard Baltas6812131018%51%$655,620 FAVORABLE ARCADIA POST FOR CONQUEST ENFORCERConquest Enforcer seeks his second straight added money success at a mile on turf Saturday in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes for four-year-olds and up.The recent acquisition to Phil D’Amato’s potent barn won the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile Dec. 26 on a “good” course after running six of his first seven starts at Woodbine, where he won three times.Conquest Enforcer drew the outside five post position, while committed front-runner What a View drew inside of him at No. Three.“I really like our post position, but I’ll leave the strategy up to Flavien (Prat),” D’Amato said. “Our horse has tactical speed. He can take the lead if he wants, he can stalk. We’ll make sure we’ll be on or near the lead and hopefully win the race.”The Arcadia, race five of nine: Bolo, Mike Smith, 5-1; Ring Weekend, Rafael Bejarano, 6-5; What a View, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Ohio, T.J. Pereira, 15-1; and Conquest Enforcer, Flavien Prat, 8-5. Martin Pedroza607101012%45%$296,293 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano9015151717%52%$887,858 John Sadler3267819%66%$406,574 Philip D’Amato40104725%53%$644,920 Tiago Pereira5275513%33%$198,570 Gary Sherlock2353222%43%$135,110last_img read more

Team Southland Unveiled for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgThe Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will begin on Friday with 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. CT and will continue on Saturday with another 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CT. The event will conclude on Sunday with the quarterfinals broadcast live on Twitter from 12:35-2 p.m. CT, and the semifinals, third-place game and championship game broadcast live on ESPN2 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CT.Our #3X3U play-by-play announcer @the_realkylem breaks it down and gets you ready for a fast, highlight-filled, style of play.Make history with us at the first-ever 3X3 National Championship, March 30-April 1 in San Antonio, TX. Get your tickets ??— 3X3U National Championship (@3X3UHoops) March 23, 2018 Tickets for the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship are on sale now and start at just $15 with multi-day and group packages available. Every game of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship matters as money will be on the line at all times throughout the competition. Participants will compete for a $100,000 prize pool that will be distributed as follows: Each pool play win will earn the team $1,000. A quarterfinal win will earn the team $1,000. A semifinal win will earn the team $1,000. The team that wins the third-place game will earn $1,000. The team that wins the championship will earn $50,000. For more information on the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, including buying tickets, event updates, details and rules, please follow us on Twitter, @3X3UHoops, or visit Team Southland features Joseph Kilgore from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Shawn Johnson from UIW, Travin Thibodeaux from New Orleans, and Jordan Capps from Southeastern Louisiana.center_img Each team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same Division I college basketball conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Player Selection Committee consists of college basketball experts from a wide range of media outlets including ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, USA Today, NBC Sports, The Ringer, and more. The Committee worked feverishly throughout the season to determine the nation’s top senior college basketball players who have been selected to compete. The complete rosters for each conference will be revealed through a series of studio shows streamed live on Twitter once a day from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29. “We are so excited to host these 128 players at this one-of-a-kind event,” said Drew Russell, Intersport’s Vice President of Sports Properties. “For fans, this will be an opportunity to see the nation’s top seniors compete in the rapidly growing and fast-paced nature of 3-on-3 basketball. For players, it will be one last opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage and give them the chance to earn a significant sum of money. It will also expose them to the 3-on-3 format which may lead to new opportunities as they take the next step in their professional careers.” SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Four student-athletes have been selected to represent the Southland Conference in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio.last_img read more


first_imgFAVORED LAURA’S LIGHT LEADS THROUGHT TO TAKE $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.18 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2019)–Gary Barber’s Laura’s Light broke running and never looked back in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita, winning by 3 ¼ lengths under Abel Cedillo.  Trained by Peter Miller, the 2-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Constitution got a mile on turf in 1:35.18.“Pete told me to play the break,” said Cedillo, who registered his third win of the afternoon.  “It looked like there was other speed in there and if they went, he said to let them go and if they didn’t, to go ahead and put her on the lead.  So, my plan was to break and go!”A first-out maiden special weight winner sprinting on Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 2, Laura’s Light was sold privately and was then second at 24-1 in the one mile turf Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 30.Off as the 5-2 favorite today in a field of nine 2-year-old fillies, she paid $7.00, $4.00 and $2.80.Out of the Muqtarib mare Light of a Star, Laura’s Light now has two wins from three starts and with the winner’s share of $49,320, she increased her earnings to $87,320.Irish-bred Croughavouke rallied from next to last mid-way on the far turn to be second by a half length over Blue Sky Baby and paid $4.60 and $3.40 while off at 9-1 with Umberto Rispoli up.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Blue Sky Baby, who sat second throughout, held third by a head over Parkour and paid $9.20 at odds of 21-1.Fractions on the race were 23.73, 47.54, 1:11.72 and 1:23.32.last_img read more

Ndombele hasn’t delivered for Spurs… but Mourinho risks alienating £65m talent

first_imgTANGUY NDOMBELE arrived at Tottenham to much fanfare in the summer, with Daniel Levy marking the end of Spurs’ 517-day transfer drought by obliterating the club’s transfer record on the £65million Frenchman.The 23-year-old had earned glittering reviews for his remarkable performances in Ligue 1 with Lyon – showing poise and grace on the ball, coupled with an incredible ability to drive his team forward.4 Jose Mourinho has publicly criticised Tanguy NdombeleCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe excitement of finally securing a big-name, highly-coveted star, as well as the belief that Ndombele could replace the generational talent that was Mousa Dembele in the Spurs engine room – sent fans into delirium.So why hasn’t it worked it out?After Ndombele’s latest appearance against Burnley, boss Jose Mourinho scathingly said that his side “Didn’t have a midfield.”He then offered a brutal assessment of the six-cap French international, saying: “I’m not going to run away and I have to say he  has had enough time to come to a different level.But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas, Lo Celso and those players are playing.Jose Mourinho on Tanguy Ndombele”I know the Premier League is difficult, and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league.”But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas, Lo Celso and those players are playing. I was expecting more in the first half from him.”Clearly Mourinho is unhappy with Ndombele’s output, with Spurs’ No28 looking bereft of fitness and belief of late.But it had actually started quite well.4 The £65million signing has struggled for form of lateCredit: AFP or licensorsAs Dembele had done seven years previously, Ndombele actually marked his debut in N17 with a goal, fizzing a low shot past Tom Heaton as Tottenham provided a rousing comeback to beat Aston Villa on the opening day.In the early days of the season under Mauricio Pochettino, his new big-money signing showed glimpses of the outrageous talent that saw him linked with Europe’s elite clubs before joining Spurs.But even under the Argentine, there were bad signs of things to come.For an hour against Bayern Munich, Ndombele was irrepressible.He was everywhere, creating chances, hustling the Bayern midfielders – and looking every inch a £65million player.But then he got tired.Spurs subsequently lost control of the game, Ndombele was substituted and his team fell apart – going down 7-2 in one of the most embarrassing nights in the club’s history.Fitness has gone on to be a huge issue, with the midfielder completing 90 minutes only once since August 17.To be clear, the blame cannot be levelled entirely at Mourinho for Ndombele’s under-performance, but throwing his star under the bus so publicly feels like the wrong way to approach the issue.The 57-year-old has a long history of digging out his players, with Joe Cole in his firing line during his first Chelsea stint – while he even suggested that Ricardo Carvalho needed “an IQ test”.But Ndombele is from a new generation of player that doesn’t respond to the bully-boy tactics quite as well – just look at the way things fell apart for Mourinho at Manchester United.Having consistently dug out the likes of Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the atmosphere around the club had turned toxic.According to the Telegraph, Mourinho told Fred that his “days at this club are numbered,” after substituting the Brazilian during a Champions League home defeat to Valencia.The midfielder has proven his former boss wrong, however, going on to become a key cog in a Man United team currently residing above Spurs in the Premier League table.Talent-wise, surely Ndombele is worth nurturing and persisting with, despite the obvious frustration.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on Spurs4 Ndombele was hooked at half time against the ClaretsCredit: Alamy Live NewsLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAfter all, Spurs aren’t a club that can just go and spend another £65million on a replacement.Tottenham were sold on a Mourinho that had “changed” and learned from his previous mistakes – so why does he appear to be acting in exactly the same way?Fred succeeded at Old Trafford by outlasting Mourinho… perhaps Ndombele may have to do the same if he is to fulfil his potential in North London…4 The Frenchman has struggled for fitness at SpursCredit: Reuters Harry Kane spotted in Tottenham training for first time since hamstring injury in huge England Euro 2020 boostlast_img read more