Month: May 2020

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its broadcast partners have revealed game selections and start times for football games to be played on Saturday, Nov. 10.The Southland Game of the Week on ESPN3 will feature McNeese at Northwestern State. The Cowboys hold sole possession of first place in the conference, following a win over Central Arkansas. The Demons overcame an 18-point deficit to top Houston Baptist last weekend. It’ll be military appreciation night in Natchitoches.Saturday, Nov. 10Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State, 2:30 p.m. CT, Eleven SportsIncarnate Word at Central Arkansas, 3 p.m. CT, Southland Digital NetworkStephen F. Austin at Nicholls, 3 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TV/ESPN3Houston Baptist at Lamar, 3 p.m. CT, MYTX/ESPN+McNeese at Northwestern State, 6 p.m. CT, ESPN3Cox Sports Television is set to feature Stephen F. Austin at Nicholls. The network is available on cable providers throughout Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf South. The game will be simulcast on ESPN3, subject to blackout in Cox’s territory.The Southland Conference Digital Network will feature Incarnate Word at Central Arkansas. It can be viewed on and Southland Conference apps, available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.Eleven Sports will present a nationally televised broadcast of Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State. The network is available on DirecTV 623 and various cable providers, with the broadcast streamed on the Southland Digital Network.Houston Baptist at Lamar will air locally in Beaumont-Port Arthur on MYTX, available via OTA 12.5, Spectrum 1230 and DirecTV 43. The game will stream nationwide via ESPN+.Broadcast selections for Nov. 3 were announced last Monday.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR 52ND ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THURSDAY, JAN. 31; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & THE BILL HARTACK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TIP-OFF SET FOR 7:05 P.M. AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA; HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS DESORMEAUX, PINCAY, SMITH, SOLIS & STEVENS ALL AVAILABLE FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION AT 6:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019)–The 52nd annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played next Thursday, Jan. 31 at La Salle High School in Pasadena.  Proceeds from the game will benefit Holy Angels Athletics and the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation, which contributes to several Thoroughbred racing industry charities and presents the winning rider in each year’s Kentucky Derby with the Hartack Memorial Award.  (Named in honor of the late Hall of Fame jockey, William Hartack, who along with Eddie Arcaro, won a record five Kentucky Derbies).With tip-off set for 7:05 p.m., Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will be available at center court for an autograph session beginning at 6:30 p.m.The jockeys’ squad will be under the direction of Tony Vong, who also serves as “Big Money” Mike Smith’s personal trainer and the Holy Angels cagers will be coached by Michael Hernandez and Job Rivera.Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals will receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita Park.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Michillinda Ave. in Pasadena, approximately three miles from Santa Anita.  Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA ANITA TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL CORGI NATIONALS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 26 IN SPACIOUS INFIELD ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2019)–In addition to a full serving of world class Thoroughbred racing, Santa Anita Park will proudly host the second annual Corgi Nationals competition in its spacious Infield Area this Sunday, May 26.One of the world’s most beautiful and beloved breeds, the Corgis, will again thrill thousands with their speed agility and downright loveability.Owners interested in bringing their Corgi on Sunday must enter Santa Anita via Gate 6, off of Colorado Place and owners must check in outside Santa Anita’s Infield entrance.Please note that the racing fields have already been filled. Only General Admission is available.SANTA ANITA CORGI NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS–Owners must bring proof of current vaccination for rabies, distemper & parvo–No dogs are allowed on the Grandstand side, dogs must enter through Infield, Gate 6–All dogs must remain on leash at all times and check in by 3 p.m.–Owner/handlers are responsible for their dog at all times, including clean-upFor full list of Corgi owner requirements, visit General Admission for the Corgi Nationals is five dollars. Corgi National T-shirts are available for men and women in S, M, L, XL, XXL and 3XL at the event. General Admission is $5. Parking is free through Gate 6 off of Colorado Pl.The first Corgi race goes off at 11:30 am and Gates Open at 11:00 am. Visit for full schedule.First post time for live racing on Sunday is at 1 p.m. For additional racing information, as well as dining and seating availability, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgHEAVILY FAVORED GIFT BOX ROMPS TO 3 ¾ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN ANTONIO AS ROSARIO & SADLER TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILE WIN IN 1:42.73 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–The defending champion and heavily favored in today’s Grade II, $200,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita, Hronis Racing’s Gift Box acted the part as he waltzed to an emphatic 3 ¾ length win under Joel Rosario.  Trained by John Sadler, the 6-year-old horse by Twirling Candy got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:42.73.A winner of this year’s Grade I Santa Anita Handicap three starts back on April 6, Gift Box had been idle since running fourth in the Grade II Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs June 15, but was plenty fit today as he controlled proceedings throughout while registering a gate to wire triumph.“He was fighting the track in the Stephen Foster,” said Sadler.  “He was going against horses that trained there.  He has run against quality horses wherever he has run, so today we said, ‘Let him run a little more free and we had a good result.”Off at 6-5 in a field of seven 3-year-olds and up, Gift Box paid $4.40, $2.80 and $2.20.“He kind of broke a little slow, but then (he) got going a little bit,” said Rosario, who has ridden him in all five of his starts with Sadler.  “I got to the first turn and he was in front and he was able to keep going from that position and take it all the way.”Originally based in New York with trainer Chad Brown, Gift Box, who is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Special Me, has now won three out of his four starts with Sadler, dating back to his Southern California debut in the San Antonio one year ago.With the winner’s share of $120,000, Gift Box, who registered his third graded stakes win today, now has earnings of $1,127,060 while improving his overall mark to 18-6-6-2.Ridden by Tyler Baze, longshot King Abner, who tracked the winner in second position through, finished 3 ¾ lengths in front of Midcourt and paid $13.60 and $5.60 while off at 24-1.Midcourt, who came into the race on the heels of a four game winning streak, never threatened the winner and finished third, 4 ½ lengths clear of Fight On.  Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Midcourt was the second choice at 2-1 and paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.95, 47.33, 1:10.99 and 1:36.13.last_img read more

first_imgMichael McCarthy49136527%49%$775,565 LEGEND OF BALD EAGLE RESONATES WITH MANDELLA John Sadler8814161616%52%$1,407,595 SEVERAL ‘BIG’ HORSES ON A.M. WORK TAB Abel Cedillo27039443414%43%$2,488,684 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tiago Pereira14017212112%42%$984,800 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Umberto Rispoli17436272421%50%$1,675,706 Jorge Velez19823203212%38%$1,085,709 Bob Baffert9021191623%62%$1,853,492 Doug O’Neill10912181511%41%$821,625 Joel Rosario14537332326%64%$2,423,014 Richard Baltas11722181319%45%$1,532,762 Jeff Mullins601210720%48%$878,611 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won MANDELLA: ‘NO RACE I’D RATHER WIN THAN WHITTINGHAM’After a trip to Dubai for the $6 million Sheema Classic on March 28 that never came to fruition because of the global pandemic , United is safe and sound at home with Richard Mandella preparing for the Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and a quarter on turf Saturday, May 23.“I took him to Dubai to school him,” Mandella said in typical self-deprecating fashion. “Seriously, he came back well, he’s in great shape and there’s not a race I’d rather win than the Whittingham.”The grass marathon is named for Charlie Whittingham, a racing icon who reached a training plateau his peers can only dream of approaching.Whittingham won more than 2,500 races including the San Juan Capistrano Stakes a remarkable 14 times.A three-time Eclipse Award winner, the “Bald Eagle” was the oldest trainer of a Kentucky Derby winner twice, with Ferdinand in 1986 and Sunday Silence in 1989. Art Sherman surpassed Whittingham by winning the Run for the Roses at the age of 77 with California Chrome in 2014.“Whittingham was one of my heroes, but he was everybody’s hero,” said Mandella, not one to heap praise lightly and not effusing kudos simply because Charlie’s ghost might be hovering about.You see, Mandella is headquartered in Barn 4 at Santa Anita, where Whittingham held fort for decades until he died at 86 on April 20, 1999.“Charlie always talked about a tin can filled with a recipe for peaches that he buried at the barn, and only Molly knew where he hid it,” Mandella said, resurrecting a favorite Whittingham yarn he was wont to spin.“I’ve dug up every foot of land around there and can’t find the can.”But back to the business at hand.“All the horses returning from Dubai had to go through quarantine in New York, then flew home from there,” Mandella said. “Sheikh Mohammad and his CEO of the Dubai Racing Club, Frank Gabriel, went beyond the call of duty to get the horses out safely before the virus shut down racing.“Gabriel worked 24 hours a day to get it done. He really felt terrible about the cancellation and did everything to make it as right as he could to get them home.”SPECHT SET FOR OPERATION DESERT STORMERSteve Specht is a guy you want in a foxhole with you.Fact is, he paid his patriotic dues in the United States Army back in the day, before turning to his first love, training horses.Now 70 and based in Northern California, Specht has a longshot’s chance with Tomlin in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes for fillies three and older at six furlongs.On paper it’s a daunting assignment, but Specht has authored upsets before, most notably with $69.80 winner McCann’s Mojave in the 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park when it was worth $1 million, the winner’s share being $550,000.Big, brawny and battle-tested, Specht knows he faces a tough task with Tomlin, a four-year-old Kentucky-bred filly owned by Tom Bachman’s Fairview LLC who last started on March 1, winning a sprint at Golden Gate Field by a nose.“She’s doing great,” Specht said, “although she tends to get a little heavy and she hasn’t run in two-and-a-half months, but that’s pretty much the situation for everybody.“I know there are a few in there probably tougher than me. Bellafina for sure kicked my ass a couple times last year (Tomlin was third to her by 10 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Santa Ynez and fifth by 23 lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes), but I don’t know if she’s the same horse now as she was then.“I watched Bellafina’s race at Hot Springs (fourth by 10 lengths as the 7-5 favorite in the Carousel on April 25) and she definitely had trouble, broke a little slow, kind of checked down the backside and made a premature move around the turn, but she was finished at the quarter pole.“However, she runs better at Santa Anita than she does anywhere else (four wins and two seconds from six starts), so we’ll see.”Like all dedicated horsemen, Specht is thrilled to be back in action although due to virus restrictions he won’t be on site to saddle Tomlin. “It’s been foolish that we haven’t raced till now,” he said, “because the same people are at Santa Anita every day.“But on the other hand, you’ve got to go along with those in charge who pave the way for us.”Obviously, times have changed since Specht saddled his first winner in 1969 at defunct Cahokia Downs in East St. Louis, Missouri. “It’s probably been shut down since the late 70’s,” Specht reckoned (it was 1979). “Now the only track there is Fairmount Park.”Specht was born in Collinsville, Illinois, home of Fairmount Park, “just across the (Mississippi) river from East St. Louis.”Save for a spell in the Army and “working for a couple different guys,” Specht has made his bones while on his own in racing, where he has 22 head in the Bay Area. “I love the horses and I love the competition,” he said.“Some of the other things that go along with it, I’m not so keen about.” Important thing is, Steve Specht is still here.The game needs guys like him.FINISH LINES: Edwin Maldonado got off to a flying start with his new agent Tony Matos on re-opening day Friday, posting a $42.60 head upset in the third race allowance feature aboard Oil Can Knight for trainer Steve Knapp…Congrats to leading man Flavien Prat, who posted a double on Friday, as She’s So Special ($8.40), the lone filly versus nine males, took the first race, and Oh Marvelous Me ($15.40), prevailed by a neck in race six…Santa Anita Timer Dane Nelson advises several “big” horses were on this morning’s work tab…Bob Baffert’s brilliant 3-year-old filly, Gamine, a May 2 allowance winner at Oaklawn Park, drilled a half mile in 47.60…Doug O’Neill’s graded stakes winning Bliztkrieg went five furlongs in 1:00.40…John Sadler’s Grade I sprint stakes winning Cistron drilled the same distance in 59.20, while Sadler’s Grade I stakes winning Ollie’s Candy, a solid second in the Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap April 18, went five eighths in a bullet 59 flat…Grade I stakes winner Improbable, most recently second in the ungraded Oaklawn Mile April 18, worked seven furlongs for Baffert in 1:24.40.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:Authentic (Baffert) 5-15-20McKinzie (Baffert) 5-15-20Scarto (Outside) and Bella D (Puype) 5-15-20Guitty (Powell) 5-15-20Shadow Sphinx (Baltas) 5-15-20Honor A. P. (Shirreffs) 5-14-20Rogallo (Sadler) 5-14-20Quicker (Outside) and Originaire (Mullins) 5-14-20Maximum Security (Baffert) 5-13-20 Drayden Van Dyke13026231220%47%$1,713,581 Peter Miller822012624%46%$1,181,814 MAN’S MAN SPECHT SEEKS SUNDAY UPSET (Current Through Friday, May 15, 2020 Inclusive) Flavien Prat20147383723%61%$2,574,986 TOP JOCK PRAT POSTS DOUBLE ON FRIDAYlast_img read more

first_imgHARRY KANE slammed Spurs’ woeful start to the season and admitted: We’ve no excuses left.Tottenham were humiliated by League Two minnows Colchester in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup shootout exit.3 Harry Kane is angry at how Spurs have started the seasonCredit: Rex FeaturesMauricio Pochettino’s men have won just two games this season and Kane confessed: “It’s been disappointing. I don’t think there’s any hiding behind that.“To only win two games out of our first eight is not the standard that we’ve set in previous years.“We’re not inexperienced any more, we’re not young any more. The excuses aren’t there for us any more — it’s down to us players to take responsibility.”The shock cup defeat has ramped up the pressure on Spurs, who last won a trophy in 2008.And with a Premier League clash with Southampton looming on Saturday, Kane told Sky Sports: “Game management is something we need to get better at.“When we go ahead in games we need to be more confident, to see the game out — whether we drop behind the ball or carry on playing, whatever suits that game.“It’s not the ideal start. If this was January or February people would be saying there’s no chance of us winning it — but you can never rule yourselves out until it’s done.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on it“There are plenty of games to turn that around.”Team-mate Ben Davies added: “We just have to apologise to the fans.”We let them down, we let the club down. We must show we’re better than this.”3 Colchester recorded a shock shootout win after a dire showingCredit: PA:Press Association3 Spurs must know pick themselves back up for a clash against SouthamptonCredit: Getty – ContributorColchester fans storm onto pitch as they beat Spurs 4-3 on penalties in shock winlast_img read more

first_imgTo Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, He is not worried about the state in which his team is going through a little more than a week after receiving Atlético de Madrid in the round of the knockout stages of the Champions League.“It was a very intense game,” Klopp said after falling in the FA Cup against Chelsea, adding his second consecutive defeat. “We made seven changes (regarding the last match) because we knew it was going to be intense, but I’m not worried about this moment. It’s football. ““We never thought it would be an easy season, neither an easy stretch of the season nor an easy match. It has always been difficult, but we have been fine. We just haven’t been so good at the decisive moments and that is what we have to accept, “added the German. After winning over the West Ham United horn some days ago, Liverpool lost 3-0 to Watford and this Tuesday was eliminated from the FA Cup against Chelsea, losing to Stamford Bridge 2-0.Liverpool will have the task of going back to Atlético de Madrid in just one week. 1-0 against the first leg in the Wanda Metropolitano.last_img read more

first_imgThe missing matches of the Champions League 2019/20 they will all be played in August, according to Sky Sports Italia. With a compressed calendar and theoretically the finished leagues, August 7 and 8 are indicated as the days for the second round matches: Manchester City-Real Madrid, Barcelona-Naples, Bayern-Chelsea and Juventus-Olympique de Lyon. According to Sky’s plan, The first leg of the quarterfinals will be played on August 11 or 12 and the return on 14 or 15. Dates they would enter Atlético de Madrid, PSG, RB Leipzig and Atalanta classified for quarters before the stop by the coronavirus. The first leg of the semifinals will be on August 18 and 19 and the return on 21 and 22. The final of the maximum European competition will be played on August 29 at the Ataturk stadium in Istanbul.. While the Champions 2020/21 would start on October 20. The Europa League He would return on August 2 or 3 when he had to play the round of 16 first legs: Seville-Rome and Inter-Getafe. Leverkusen-Rangers, Shakhtar-Wolsfburg, Wolves-Olympiacos, Manchester United-LASK Linz, Basel-Eintracht Frankfurt and Copenhagen-Basaksehir would be added to the Roma-Sevilla and Getafe-Inter return games on August 6. The first leg of the quarterfinals would be played on August 10 and the return on the 13th with the semifinals a week later, 17 and 20 and the final on August 27 at the Gdansk Arena.Next Tuesday the UEFA will meet with its 55 federations, on Wednesday it will be the turn of the ECA clubs and the European leagues. The dates of the Cup finals will also be discussed at these meetings.last_img read more

first_imgIn this way, the first sessions of the set that the Argentine Diego Pablo Simeone trains, which they will have to be “individual or basic” training according to the protocol established by the Higher Sports Council (CSD), may not occur until Friday the 8th or Monday the 11th.In this first phase, according to the instructions of the CSD, footballers who have a favorable result in the test must train alone -even if their sport is collective-, wear gloves and keep a minimum distance of 2 meters in the race. For their part, clubs should disinfect training centers before they reopen, clean manual contact surfaces twice a day and prioritize the use of outdoor spaces. The Atlético de Madrid footballers will undergo the Covid-19 tests on Wednesday, May 6 and they will begin the first phase of individual training when they know the results, some 48 hours later, according to the forecasts of the rojiblanco club.last_img read more

first_imgThe president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, already introduced two weeks in the past to the First and Second golf equipment that the absence of box office income, till a minimum of 2021, it was going to have a massive influence on membership budgets. A actuality that pressured entities to range their contracting methods since losses to different events must be added to that. Nonetheless Palco23, the portal specialised in the sports activities trade, It has produced a examine by which even the dangerous information can take a constructive aspect: lThe competitors, in its two skilled classes, will achieve in competitiveness since the distinction in budgets between giant and small will lower. In accordance Palco23, Income per recreation is the just one that had declined in recent times in Spanish soccer, going from representing 23% of all turnover in 2013-2014 to only 17.5% in 2017-2018, 782.1 million euros between companions, subscribers, box office, and so forth., in keeping with the newest financial report from LaLiga. “The distinction in revenue between those that invoice the most and people who least invoice in LaLiga Santander would drop from 18.6 to 13.5 instances,” the report says. And he provides: “The accounts for 2018-2019 reveal that the whole revenue distinction between Barcelona and Huesca was 18.6 instances: 954.93 million in comparison with 51.45 million. And that hole drops to 15.6 instances as soon as discounted the revenue that the LaLiga Santander golf equipment have been then recorded by competitions (not together with UEFA funds) and subscriber and member charges. “The distinction is additional narrowed if the switch capital good points merchandise can also be eradicated, whereas there’s a broad consensus that this summer season will probably be troublesome to supply giant gross sales, as Thebes himself assured in a single of his final conferences revealed by AS: “Id considering of recovering on mortgage and pulling the quarries. ” Thus, the distinction between the one which invoices the most and the one which much less would nonetheless decrease itself more, to a a number of of 13.5 instances, if the 2018-2019 accounts are taken under consideration. In Second it might drop from twice to 1.5 instances the differential.last_img read more