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Saints clip Eastern Washington Eagles on Banner Raising Night

first_imgWorking on the team’s top line with Proulx and Dyck, Garrett finished off his hat trick early in the third period with another rebound 50 seconds in and then a nice deflection two minutes later on the powerplay.Just over four minutes into the final period EWU’s Chase Wharton got the Eagles on the board when he scored a nice goal on the powerplay. Saints’ newcomer Alex Milligan closed out the scoring with a powerplay goal with five minutes remaining in the game.Garrett — who was returning from a rib injury that kept out of the first three games — was named the game’s first star.“I’m playing with two great linemates, it made it easy to come back from the injury,” Garrett said outside a jubilant Saints dressing room.“The coaches wanted to use me in front of the net and be a big body screening. I put that upon myself to try to be there and the goals came from me doing my simple jobs and listening to the coaches.”Another trademark of the Saints’ championship teams is defence, a trait that was on display Friday night.“We take pride in defending,” said Postmus.“We have a lot of vets on the backend and in those first three games we were not satisfied with our play, we weren’t tough enough. I think tonight we showed our toughness, we were hitting, everybody was blocking shots, the forwards were backchecking and we were taking that bit of extra time to make a good play up the ice.”With the first win now in the books, the Saints are confident they are back on track.“There wasn’t any panic, especially from the veteran group,” Garrett said of the slow start on the road.“We know this is a long season and just because you lose the first three games of the season, it doesn’t mean your season is over at all. A championship is won in the playoffs, it’s not won in the regular season. We want to seed ourselves high, but the playoffs are where it matters.”The Saints will travel to Langley on Friday to play Trinity Western University and return home to the Castlegar Recreation Complex on Saturday night for a rematch against EWU. The puck drops on Saturday at 7 p.m. A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.With a crowd of more than 500 in attendance, the Saints raised the 2013-14 BCIHL banner to the rafters of the Complex and then went to work at showing why they are a threat for a three-peat.“We had our best practices of the year in this last week, just going back to the basics and working hard,” said veteran defenceman Arie Postmus after the game.“Our first three games of the season were unacceptable and we lost our identity a bit, but I thought tonight with the ceremony at the start it helped show all the guys what we are here for and it got us going for the whole night.”Looking nothing like a team that entered the game in last place in the BCIHL standings, the Saints came out flying. Just over three minutes into the opening period, hulking forward Jackson Garrett pounced on a rebound and put it past EWU starter Austin Brihn.The Saints went onto dominate the first 20 minutes, but could only solve Brihn once. Saints starting goaltender James Prigione ensured the score stayed 1-0 just over midway into the period when he stopped EWU sniper Beau Walker on a breakaway.Four minutes into the second period, Saints captain Logan Proulx finished a nice passing play with linemate Darnell Dyck to give the home side a 2-0 advantage.Selkirk once again dominated the middle frame, but Brihn was solid in turning 15 away shots.last_img read more

MASSIVE TWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO THURSDAY AT SANTA ANITA OF $378,187; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL THURSDAY SHOULD EXCEED $1.5 MILLION

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–There is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $378,187 into Thursday at Santa Anita, and according to track officials, it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $1.5 million.With a carryover of $80,409 fanning the pari-mutuel flames on Sunday, $557,396 in “new money” was bet into the Pick Six, creating a total pool of $935,583.Santa Anita will present an eight-race program on Thursday, with the Pick Six covering races three through eight. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.For additional racing information throughout the week, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. –30–last_img read more

No. 5 Abilene Christian Knocks Off Top Seed Central Arkansas

first_imgBox Score | Photo GalleryBEAUMONT, Texas – In a matchup of the league’s top offense and defense, No. 5 Abilene Christian continued to ride its defense to a 1-0 upset of top-seed Central Arkansas on Friday evening at the Lamar Soccer Complex to advance to the program’s first-ever Southland Conference Championship Match.The Wildcats, who have surrendered just five goals to conference opponents in 2018, secured their 13th shutout, which ties the league’s single-season record.Quality chances were few and far between in the first 22 minutes before Wildcat senior Sophie Standifer forced UCA goalkeeper Lauren Mercuri to make a pair of jumping punch saves in a 40-second span.WSOC: Mercuri with a couple of great saves so far, including this one off a rocket shot from Standifer. @ACU_Soccer and @ucabearswsoccer scoreless with 17:30 to go in 1st.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/5dEr6sBNqX???? Southland Conf apps pic.twitter.com/cTA0hd1lj5— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 2, 2018ACU broke up the tie with just under 15 minutes to play as Brittany Harris issued a textbook cross to Shay Johnson, who finished in the lower right corner for her second goal of the tournament.WSOC: @ACU_Soccer goal credited to Johnson, assist by Harris. Wildcats take 1-0 lead over top seed @ucabearswsoccer with 75:37 expired.Watch NOW on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/5dEr6sBNqX???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/xXtNAy9Waa— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 2, 2018The Wildcats (14-5-1) await the winner of Friday’s second semifinal between host Lamar and Stephen F. Austin. Sunday’s championship match can be seen on ESPN+, available via ESPN apps and ESPNPlus.com. David Saltzman and former SFA student-athlete Laura Sadler on the call.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019

first_img7 JACKPOT IS $956,875 AT END OF THE ‘RAINBOW’ ARCADIA AND SANTA ANITA HONOR TIM CONWAY Peter Miller33 Win% 9 7 $192,736 23% 3 ESPINOZA IS BACK AND IN CHAMPIONSHIP MODE $156,722 ITM% Money Won 12% 14 5 Jerry Hollendorfer43 Drayden Van Dyke77 11 43% 12% 17 10 8 19% 46% Andrew Lerner11 2 $995,723 19 16% 16% 54% 69% 13 11 14 14 15% 55% 48% Ruben Fuentes91 9 7 $103,260 1st 11 6 Victor Espinoza49 13% Richard Mandella22 $520,774 7 $194,688 $203,954 $608,597 4 Flavien Prat96 25% 2nd 4 0 2 Mark Glatt55 19 3 21% $472,261 4 Kent Desormeaux50 $833,800 5 4 24% 53% 67% $189,303 4 11 Martin Garcia50 38% JockeyMts 13 1 5 $778,129 18% 6 46% 10 5 7 Philip D’Amato58 5 13% 48% Doug O’Neill75 Win% 19% $921,899 61% 27% 7 $469,345 65% 10 6 0 Joseph Talamo89 1 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 16% 21% $933,514 4 18% 50% 13 (Current from April 12 through Saturday, June 1) 42% 2 2 TrainerMts $866,041 $196,128 24 19% 35% 23% 27% 1st 7 6 Jorge Velez42 Agapito Delgadillo36 Tiago Pereira99 23% 5 7 35% 5 $1,761,114 15 ESPINOZA IN SEARCH OF HIS NEXT CHAMPIONThe fairytale saga that is Victor Espinoza’s moves ever forward, chapter by chapter.His riding career in serious jeopardy following a training accident at Del Mar last July,the 47-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member remains his ever-affable self after a recovery just short of miraculous, back riding winners like nothing ever happened.But it did.“I’m doing well right now and things are moving along quite nicely,” said Espinoza,whose 13 victories from 49 mounts–a lofty 27 percent–place him firmly among the top 10 riders at the spring portion of Santa Anita’s current meet.“I’m trying to win as many races as I can and looking forward to my next champion. I hope by riding every day I can reach that goal.”Should he achieve it, Espinoza would add to a resume that includes a Triple Crown sweep with Horse of the Year American Pharoah in 2015 and a near-sweep with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, who finished in a dead-heat for fourth in the 2014 Belmont Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.Following his arduous recovery, Espinoza had to prove himself riding-worthy all over again to fans and horsemen alike.“That was understandable after such a serious accident,” Espinoza said. “Everyone was waiting to see how I would do, but now things have returned to normal. Owners and trainers have confidence in me and are working with me like they did before.“I’m riding as many races as possible, trying to win every one.”On Saturday, Espinoza returns to the scene of his greatest triumph, Belmont Park, where he captured the Triple Crown on American Pharoah. He rides promising maiden winner Ce Ce (pronounced see see) for trainer Michael McCarthy in the Grade I, $700,000 Acorn Stakes at a one-turn mile.“Victor worked her the other morning, a nice, solid move in a minute and three-fifths,” said McCarthy, who conditions the daughter of Quality Road for owner/breeder Bo Hirsch.“To see where Victor is today from 10 months ago is inspiring. What happened then was frightening, and for him to dig down and make a major commitment to getting fit not only physically but mentally, and coming back, was extremely courageous.”SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $956,875Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved yet again Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $956,875.With $269,789 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool reached $1,164,897. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 47 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $3,100.75.Today’s Rainbow Six begins with race four, and an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m.TODAY IS ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIAToday is “Tim Conway Day” in the City of Arcadia and the late comedic giant will be memorialized with the sixth race named in his honor at Santa Anita, following which, Tim Conway, Jr. will be presented with a proclamation from the city in a Winner’s Circle ceremony.“I can’t think of a better place for all of us to come visit Dad’s money than right here at The Great Race Place,” said Tim Jr., who hosts the popular “Tim Conway Jr. Show” weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. on KFI, AM 640.“Although he seldom cashed, he had so many great moments here, and at Hollywood Park and Del Mar. I truly believe he’d be thrilled to know that a bunch of us are going to be getting together and trying to bet on the winner of his race!”The “Tim Conway-Dorf Half Cup” is carded as Sunday’s sixth race, with a Winner’s Circle ceremony to follow. Born Dec. 15, 1933 near Cleveland, Ohio, Tim Conway, who at one time aspired to be a jockey, passed away following a lengthy illness at age 85 on May 14.A tireless advocate for injured riders, Conway and his wife Charlene, along with Chris and Judy McCarron, founded the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockeys Fund in 1987 and raised money to assist more than 2,000 jockeys over a distinguished 25-year-run.One of the most naturally funny American-born comedians of all time, Conway, through one of his characters, jockey Dirk Dorf and in numerous other appearances on national television, brought continued high-profile exposure to Santa Anita and Thoroughbred racing.A video honoring Conway, which includes time spent at Santa Anita, will be part of the Sunday’s Winner’s Circle ceremony.FASIG-TIPTON 2-YEAR-OLD SALE AT SANTA ANITA THIS WEDNESDAYSanta Anita’s first ever Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old in training sale takes place this Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. in Santa Anita’s Seabiscuit Walking Ring.The Under-tack Preview will take place tomorrow, beginning at 10 a.m. on the main track. The Preview is open to the public and all breezes will be videotaped, courtesy of XBTV and available up to and through the sale, on track and on demand, at fasigtipton.com.For additional information, visit fasigtipton.com or call 626 574-RACE.SANTA ANITA HOSTS JOCKEY BENEFIT JUNE 22On June 22, a once a year fundraising event known as Jockeys and Jeans will be held at Santa Anita for the first time.Started by retired riders for the benefit of their peers who have experienced catastrophic injuries, it will be the sixth annual event which to date has raised more than $1 million for fallen riders, with all proceeds benefitting the Permanent Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).The event schedule at Santa Anita: autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. near the Paddock starting gate; Silent Auction available to all on-track fans, 11 a.m. throughout the day near the Paddock Starting Gate; and a Chandelier Room Party starting at 12 noon.Cost to enter is $65. Cost for a guaranteed seat is $100, while a premium ticket guaranteeing seating, morning barn tour and a signed Justify pennant are $200. Tickets include buffet lunch from 12 to 3 p.m., racing program, wagering tip sheet, specialty silent and live auction items, ceremonial festivities, and more.Those unable to attend may make a donation to the PDJF of $25 via santaanaita.com.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:McKinzie (Outside) in company with Inshannity worked 4 furlongs. 6-2-19 (Baffert)Guiliana worked 4 furlongs. 6-2-19 (Powell)Kanthaka worked 4 furlongs. 6-2-19 (Hollendorfer)Caribou Club worked 6 furlongs. 6-2-19 (Proctor)Peter Eurton & Leonard Powell Discuss: Beloved Veterans, Ashleyluvssugar & Soi PhetA Day in the Life: Santa Anita Park’s Bugler Jay Cohen Part 2Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park starting on June 1st, 2019 Rijeka worked 3 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baltas)Dr. Dorr (outside) and Victory Element worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Once on Whiskey (outside) and Hot Sean worked 5 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Mika the Mistress worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Metz)Lippy worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (O’Neill)Ce Ce (Inside) worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (McCarthy)All Good (Outside) and Reedley worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (Baffert)Pavel works 6 furlongs in preparation for Belmont Park’s Met Mile. 6-1-19 (O’Neill)Nolo Contesto in company with Flagstaff work 5 furlongs. 6-1-19 (Sadler)Executive Cat (outside) works 4 furlongs 6-1-19 (Glatt)Campaign works 6 furlongs. 6-1-19 (Sadler)FINISH LINES: Leading rider Flavien Prat will be in the Blue Grass State Saturday to receive a trophy for winning the Kentucky Derby. Prat also would ride Affirmed Stakes winner Draft Pick that day for Peter Eurton in the Grade II Stephen Foster if the connections decide on running. The Grade II, $600,000 Stephen Foster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race providing the winner a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 . . . Joe Talamo won two races Saturday to close within seven of Prat, 24-17, with 10 racing days remaining in the spring portion of Santa Anita’s meet. Doug O’Neill holds a 19-15 advantage over Richard Baltas among trainers, but with the triumph by Lady Prancealot in the Honeymoon Stakes, Baltas leads in stakes wins with four, one more than Phil D’Amato . . . Favorites this meet are winning at a 34.12 percent clip (72 of 211) but more frequently on dirt than turf, 38.33 percent (46 of 120) to 28.57 percent (26 of 91), according to figures from stat guru Jason Hom . . . Omaha Beach, the pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby who missed the classic due to an entrapped epiglottis, remains at WinStar Farm in Lexington recovering from the surgery. “He’s progressing slowly, there’s a plane each week for California, and when he’s good enough, we’ll bring him back,” trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday morning. “He’s not quite good enough yet, but when he comes back here, he should be ready to train.” . . . Trainer John Sadler has Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box ticketed for the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic on Aug. 17, with the San Diego Handicap July 20 as a possible steppingstone. “He came out of the Gold Cup (at Santa Anita May 27) in good shape, no problems,” Sadler said . . . Prepping for the Met Mile at Belmont Park this Saturday, multiple Grade I winner McKinzie worked four furlongs in company this morning under Drayden Van Dyke in 47.60 for Bob Baffert. Stablemate Inshannity was clocked in 48.20 . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing this Monday through Thursday. Live action resumes 1 p.m. Friday, June 7. Simulcast racing is offered Thursday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. . . . On an overcast Sunday morning, Paddy Gallagher was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed savoring yesterday’s sweet victory by German-bred La Force over 1-5 favorite Paradise Woods in the Santa Maria Stakes. Paradise Woods had conquered La Force by 10 ½ lengths in the Santa Margarita April 27, but the Gallagher trainee won her first stakes yesterday in her 25th start. The six-year-old mare had finished second eight times, three times in Grade I races. “My cup of tea didn’t need any sugar this morning,” the trainer said. ITM% 11% 44% 2 Bob Baffert26 12 25% 44% 3rd 51% 4 7 9 J. Keith Desormeaux25 $560,620 51% 21 5 10 12 3 1 $468,284 16 58% Aaron Gryder68 FASIG-TIPTON SALE WEDNESDAY AT SANTA ANITA $442,014 19% 41% 48% 58% 4 23% 11 $744,776 $944,886 17 12 53% 33% Money Won 4 $443,033 3rd Norberto Arroyo, Jr.28 5 $779,321 John Sadler53 Heriberto Figueroa40 10 $237,838 58% $164,066 12 20% 55% 2 45% 4 10 $347,722 George Papaprodromou20 47% 5 Vladimir Cerin38 5 J. Eric Kruljac23 12 5 17 52% 1 9 $248,162 13% 20% $563,763 12 4 Steve Knapp26 47% 6 16 26% $110,424 5 13% $333,989 Mario Gutierrez54 18 48% $212,234 8 5 4 13% Martin Pedroza32 4 15% 17% 4 John Shirreffs19 4 Rafael Bejarano99 48% $220,519 Tim Yakteen15 4 $1,062,600 36% 15 Edwin Maldonado58 2nd Alfredo Marquez9 8 5 $269,690 12 7 9% Geovanni Franco74 4 50% 4 Richard Baltas58 5 7last_img read more

NAVARRO INVADER SHANCELOT SQUARES OFF WITH MANDELLA’S OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIX FURLONGS

first_imgNAVARRO INVADER SHANCELOT SQUARES OFF WITH MANDELLA’S OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP AT SIX FURLONGS RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–High percentage eastern-based trainer Jorge Navarro’s brilliant sprinter Shancelot will square off with Richard Mandella’s comebacking sophomore Omaha Beach, in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,00 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint here on Nov. 2.With Shancelot and Omaha Beach, idle since winning the Grade I Arkansas Derby April 13, leading the way, a field of six 3-year-olds and up have signed on for Saturday’s Sprint Championship at six furlongs.SHANCELOTOwner:  Ivan Rodriguez and Albert and Michelle CrawfordTrainer:  Jorge NavarroA 12 ½ length winner of the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Amsterdam Stakes two starts back at Saratoga on July 28, this 3-year-old colt by Shangai Bobby earned an incredible 121 Beyer Speed figure and was thus sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the Grade I, H. Allen Jerkens at seven furlongs Aug. 24, a race in which he opened up turning for home, but finished second, beaten a head.  Headquartered at Monmouth Park following his defeat in the Jerkens, Shancelot has trained brilliantly, with his most recent work a half mile here at Santa Anita in 47.20 on Sept. 29–third best of 65 at the distance.OMAHA BEACHOwner:  Fox Hill Farms, Inc.Trainer:  Richard MandellaEntered to run and the morning line favorite in this year’s Kentucky Derby, this striking colt by War Front was scratched shortly after Derby entries were taken and was subsequently operated for an entrapped epiglottis.  Idle now since winning the Grade I Arkansas Derby as the 8-5 favorite, Omaha Beach will make his much anticipated return Saturday over a track on which he broke his maiden going seven furlongs by some nine lengths three starts back on Feb. 2.  A nose winner of the Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn in his next start, he’ll be sprinting for the second time in what will be his eighth career start.  Although it remains uncertain as to whether or where he would run in the two-day Breeders’ Cup, Omaha Beach is training in sensational fashion and may be up to the task of winning on Saturday, despite a lack of recency.FLAGSTAFFOwner:  Lane’s End Farm & Hronis Racing LLCTrainer:  John SadlerAn impressive half length allowance winner going six furlongs at Del Mar on Aug. 18, this lightly raced 5-year-old gelding by Speightstown is on the upswing and looms dangerous for solid connections in what will be his first stakes assignment.  With two wins from three sprint starts at Santa Anita, Flagstaff, who will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Victor Espinoza, is 7-3-2-1 overall.THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS FROM THE RAIL OUTRace 9 of 10   Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTOne Flew South–Evin Roman–118Omaha Beach–Mike Smith–122Shancelot–Emisael Jaramillo–120Flagstaff–Victor Espinoza–121California Street–Drayden Van Dyke–121Horse Greedy–Martin Pedroza–121For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Eriksen ‘always happy’ at Spurs despite transfer talk, claims Poch

first_imgSpurs set to swap wantaway Christian Eriksen for Dybala in stunning January transfer CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is “happy” at Spurs despite failing to secure a summer transfer out of North London.The Danish international rocked last season’s Champions League finalists by declaring his desire for a “new challenge” in June.1 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is happy at Spurs despite failing to land a move awayCredit: ReutersThat led to intense speculation throughout the window with both Manchester United and Real Madrid keen on securing the 27-year-old attacker.A move away never materialised and Eriksen is now in the final year of his contract Tottenham, meaning he can leave on a free at the end of the season.However, despite still being at the Premier League club, his manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his playmaker is not unhappy.The Argentine said: “He never said he was not happy here – he always was.“I said before the Arsenal game that he was in the right mind – that’s why I selected him for that game and I will continue to select him.“He has always been such an important player for us and he will continue to be.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitEriksen has started twice and made two substitute appearances this season.He has only played one full game, but scored in the 2-2 draw at neighbours Arsenal before the recent international break.The ex-Ajax ace will be hoping for more action and to add to that total when Spurs entertain Crystal Palace on Saturday.last_img read more

Man Utd set to beat Spurs to Sunderland wonderkid Hugill in six-figure deal

first_img3MANCHESTER UNITED hope to beat Tottenham to the signing of Sunderland’s young striker Joe Hugill.United are in touch with the Black Cats about a deal that would see the rangy frontman join them for a six figure fee.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates3 Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add more youngsters to his squad, like Sunderland’s Joe HugillCredit: EPA3 Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham is another 16-year-old on the Man Utd radarCredit: Getty Images – GettyJose Mourinho’s Spurs were in pole position for Hugill and sent top spy Ian Broomfield to watch him in the last days before lockdown.But now United are ready to take advantage of the delay and make their move.Hugill, 16, plays well above his age group and is rated as good as any of his type of forward for his age.United are looking for emerging talent and have already poached Hugill’s team-mate Logan Pye.Meanwhile, United have been unable to force through a £30million move for Birmingham City 16-year-old Jude Bellingham, despite Sir Alex Ferguson’s intervention.The midfielder has enjoyed a sensational Championship season so early in his career.And Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with the hottest English talent outside the top-flight.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut Bleacher Report suggest he is still open-minded about his future, although United remain favourites.Dortmund, with their brilliant record for pushing youngsters like Jadon Sancho through, are also confident.But there is talk Bellingham’s family are anxious about switching overseas when barely out of school.Inside Alexis Sanchez’s new £2m Florida apartment which includes a private clublast_img read more

It’s Ba again

first_imgAs the dust settled at Govind Park, the Men in Black were the only side left standing. Nadi was unlucky as this was their third consecutive loss in the IDC final.While most teams have waited decades to win the IDC, Ba’s two years wait was long for their fans. Cheers were deafening after wonderboy Abbu Zahid scored a double in the final.Nadi had no answer to counter Ba’s attacking prowess and failed to fully utilise strikers Napolioni Qasevakatini and Samuela Drudru.Ba defenders Alvin Singh, Josefata Neibuli, Laisenia Raura and Remuere Tekiata had the Nadi attackers well-marked.Zahid broke the deadlock in the 21st minute as he finished off a well-timed cross from Ronil Kumar and cheekily beat Nadi keeper Vereti Dickson.Having a slender 1-0 lead at the break, Zahid combined well with skipper Avinesh Waran Suwamy to produce another magical moment for Ba. Suwamy received the ball 10 metres inside his half and a smart pass on the line for the flying Zahid, who then kicked the ball backward to Suwamy.As the defenders swamped over Suwamy he neatly placed the ball between two defenders for Zahid who was looming on the far left to beat Dickson taking his team to a 2-0 lead.Elated with his performance, Zahid said he wanted to prove his worth after being written off by some fans.”I am so emotional to help Ba win a tournament after two long years,” said Zahid.”Many people have lost faith in me because of injury but I wanted to show them that I still have what it takes to help Ba win.”I dedicate this win to all the Ba fans and to my fellow teammates.”Captain Avinesh Waran Suwamy said the win was special and commended his troops for their commitment. He said the one-month preparation has paid off and dedicated the victory to their fans.Ba secretary Iliaz Khan also echoed similar sentiments thanking the boys for their achievement.”We have waited for this moment for two years and I am glad the boys delivered in style to win the IDC,” he said.”This win has stamped Ba’s dominance again and I thank all those that have been supporting us throughout.”Nadi coach Kamal Swammy said his players failed to follow the game plan set out for them and congratulated Ba for the victory.last_img read more

Valencia-Betis for salvation and Depor-Athletic in the high zone

first_imgValencia-Betis (11:00 hours)I grieve for the salvation in Paterna. The Valencia, which goes through a serious results crisis, receives a Betis on the rise after the arrival of pier. The verdiblancas know that a victory takes him off the descent after spending almost the entire season in the red zone. The Valencia, two points by above the Betics, they only have to win so as not to be overtaken by a direct rival, even if they fall Sporting Huelva sum. Irene Ferreras, with important absences, go through a very bad run. Chain ten games without winning in which they have only added three points. A victory to change the dynamics and regain confidence seems vital to the Valencianists. The Betis, for its part, comes from join against the Royal Society and win against Madrid CFF despite the stumble in the middle against Depor. Each time they are finding your game better and Gerard has become the great revelation under sticks. Pier could come back to start Piemonte with Priscilla to have more mordant up in a life or death match for both teams. Depor-Athletic (12:00 hours)The Depor, which has the important Low Mass under sticks, receive a Athletic that comes from beat Valencia with a lonely goal from Lucia Garcia, his most fit player. Galicians need to recover good feelings and, above all, the solidity behinds after fall against the Granadilla Fitting five goals. And what better way to do it in Abegondo, where hasn’t lost yet and has only given a draw, at the beginning of the season. Face a Athletic Whats Next recovering players and showing a good level. With both teams tied with 27 points In the upper middle area of ​​the table, it will be a very close duel.Sporting Huelva-Rayo Vallecano (12:00 hours)The Sporting Huelva still on Tight rope. Those of Antonio Toledo want to take advantage of the direct duel between Valencia and Betis to add three points and move away from either, or both in case of a tie. A vital party for Huelva who will not be able to count on the injured Irene Rodríguez, Marta Peiró and Yoko Tanaka. He joined the infirmary last Sunday Sandra Bernal, still aware of the exact extent of his medical condition in his right ankle. After three defeats in a row, Sporting will try to return to the path of victory and, above all, improve in the face of goal, the great must of the Huelva team. Face a Vallecano Ray which is setting a great season The Franjirrojas, after fall to Barcelona and Levante in the last two games, they also want to recover their good sensations, installed in the quiet area of ​​the classification.last_img read more

United changes hotel in Marbella due to the presence of Rafa Benítez’s Chinese team

first_imgManchester United has made a change of plans at the last minute. His intention was to concentrate on the Marbella Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, a luxury complex in which to stay and relax while preparing. These days when there has been a break in the Premier League Some clubs had the possibility to rest, but the English are not the only ones who had chosen this hotel to rest. And it was that last week was Dalian Yifang, a Chinese team led by the Spanish coach, Rafa Benítez. As for the address of the red devils they learned about it, they decided to change hotels and not take risks, now that the coronavirus crisis from China, as published Daily Mail. Instead, they have chosen the Kempinski from Estepona, which also has all possible amenities.Before that, they had already made the decision that Odion Ighalo, recently acquired from Shanghai Shenhua, did not travel to Spain for fear that the alert for the disease would prevent him from returning to the United Kingdom later, that considers this virus as a “serious and imminent threat” after 40,000 cases have already been registered and more than 900 deaths in China. Premier League* Data updated as of February 13, 2020last_img read more