STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019

first_imgJeff Mullins37 7 WEST POINT GROUP TO SEE GALILEAN IN CAL CUP DERBY 12 9 Joel Rosario158 $403,159 41% Bob Baffert53 10 19% 19% Jerry Hollendorfer71 21 18% $183,636 Vladimir Cerin36 15 William E. Morey44 6 29% 5 3 $934,843 $240,916 8 4 $457,696 18 39% 56% 41% 18 2 15% $314,794 21 5 Tiago Pereira106 VICTOR ESPINOZA IS BACK AND READY FOR HIS CLOSEUP 9 8 Hector O. Palma33 14% $890,801 $1,046,358 33% 7 Ruben Fuentes71 Geovanni Franco137 57% $847,834 $875,137 17 31% 33 3rd $270,958 $1,133,745 Drayden Van Dyke101 49% 1st Assael Espinoza85 39% 21% 6 13 3 Richard Mandella32 13 11 29 $292,596 Tyler Baze157 12% 51% 11 9 10 14% 28 $2,140,292 Money Won JockeyMts 13% 8 5 10 $1,036,395 19 Mario Gutierrez76 7 16 5 41% 12 30% 6 3 Edwin Maldonado48 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 21 9 9 15% 13% 11 11 26% Mark Glatt48 5 9 Aaron Gryder43 19 $178,578 13% 7 $476,688 16 Rafael Bejarano113 $152,880 Steve Knapp36 21 2 7 19% 15% 12% 7 SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT CARRYOVER TODAY AT $190,102 19 21center_img 9 Agapito Delgadillo45 6 24% 8 $907,244 2nd Simon Callaghan27 Flavien Prat139 Win% Mike Smith55 Doug O’Neill126 21 44% $1,819,333 14 48% (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 16) Peter Miller82 29 16 16% 44% 48% 9% 15 17% 14 17% 24% TURF SHOULD SUIT MUCHO UNUSUAL IN CAL CUP OAKS 19 33 40% 38% 7 19% J. Keith Desormeaux43 14 2nd 12 59% 6 YAKTEEN HOPES GRASS IS GREENER FOR MUCHO UNUSUALMucho Unusual has the pedigree to succeed in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at one mile on turf.A bay daughter of the Macho Uno sire Mucho Macho Man out of the Unusual Heat dam Not Unusual, Mucho Unusual makes her grass debut in the Oaks, which is a part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-breds.“She’s a half-sister to Big Score who earned more than $600,000 ($635,372) on the turf, so I would say the grass pedigree is there,” said Tim Yakteen, who trains the filly for long-time owner/breeder George Krikorian, also the owner/breeder of Big Score, winner of the Grade III Transylvania at Keeneland in 2017 and on the board in eight other graded stakes.“The Unusual Heat gene has definitely emerged from her pedigree for turf in the past.She seems to have a real fluid action, and we’re excited to see her stretch out on turf.”Mucho Unusual not only will be making her turf debut in the Oaks, it will mark her first race beyond seven furlongs, which came in the Golden State Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.She was second in that race after breaking her maiden with an 8 ¼-length romp going 6 ½ furlongs against state-breds in her previous outing at Santa Anita last Oct. 4.MONDAY IS DOLLAR DAY AT THE GREAT RACE PLACEIn addition to an outstanding nine-race card Monday highlighted by the $200,000 California Cup Derby and the $200,000 California Cup Oaks, tomorrow, Presidents’ Day, is also Dollar Day at Santa Anita. One dollar beers (21 & over) and sodas will be available throughout the day, as will two dollar hot dogs.First post time is 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.The Cal Cup Oaks, race five: Lippy, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Mucho Unusual, Joel Rosario, 8-1; Tiz a Master, Heriberto Figueroa, 12-1; Kookie Gal, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Silk From Heaven, Eswan Flores, 12-1; Hot On the Trail, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Creative Instinct, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; Lakerball, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; andApache Princess, Kent Desormeaux, 9-5.WEST POINT ENJOYS BUSINESS/PLEASURE VISIT TO SANTA ANITAJeff Lifson, career race tracker and executive president of West Point Thoroughbreds, was an enthusiastic visitor Sunday morning at Santa Anita, where Galilean runs in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby.West Point is part-owner of the Uncle Mo colt, Jon White’s 2-5 morning line favorite to win the mile and an eighth race for California-breds.“My title carries a hefty amount of letters but not a lot of responsibility, as far as that goes,” Lifson said, tongue planted firmly in cheek. “I’ve been part of West Point’s buying team for a number of years now and we have approximately 100 partners.“Nancy Dollase (wife of trainer Craig Dollase) is out here full time for us, but I’m the guy who rotates all over the country, comes here for Del Mar and Santa Anita because a lot of my partners have horses with Jerry (Hollendorfer, trainer of Galilean).“I’m here often during the year because it’s my territory. I’m in charge of the happiness quotient for my partners on the West Coast, and anytime I’m here, I’m happier. I love it here.”The 54-year-old Lifson, who resides in Louisville, Ky., was with TVG for five years after it launched in the late 1990s. “I kind of tell people I was the Bob Ley of TVG,” he said. “I started there, kept rolling with all its ups and downs, but I haven’t stayed like Bob Lee stayed with ESPN. I started in ’99 and left in 2004. I commuted to the studios here in LA, which is how I ultimately hooked up with West Point.” In addition to Galilean on Monday, West Point and its partners saw Hard Not to Love win her debut in yesterday’s first race and have Bartlett Hall running in today’s eighth race.Meanwhile, Lifson continues to absorb with passion every moment of a game he loves, punctuating his emphasis by saying this:“Racing is the greatest game played outdoors.”The field for the Cal Cup Derby: Loud Mouth, Joel Rosario, 8-1; Whooping Jay, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Irish Heatwave, Kent Desormeaux, 3-1; Galilean, Flavien Prat, 2-5; and Feeling Strong, Tiago Pereira, 12-1.VICTOR ESPINOZA RETURNS TO ACTION TOMORROWVictor Espinoza was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning, blending in with the throng as he prepares for his return to the races in Monday’s first race aboard 5-2 morning line favorite Gallantlystreaming for trainer John Sadler.“It feels good to come back and start again after such a long time,” said Espinoza, 46, who was sidelined almost seven months after suffering injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22. The regular rider of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Espinoza has been working horses in advance of his comeback and breezed one for trainer Jim Cassidy this morning.“I’m looking forward to winning some more races,” Espinoza said. “It’s great to see my old friends. I’ve been here so many years, and to suddenly disappear for a little while was hard, so it’s fun to be back.“I’m really excited and looking forward to riding the next champion.”SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $190,102Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $190,102. Although there was no Jackpot winner, there were 67 consolation tickets with six winners, each paying $1,443.05.With $180,325 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Single Ticket Jackpot pool totaled $329,144.Sunday’s 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot begins with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:05 p.m. PT.TOC HONORS HRONIS RACING, REDDAM RACINGThe Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has announced the winners of its 2018 statistical awards for leading California owners. For the second consecutive year, Hronis Racing LLC was leading owner in total purse earnings and also led all owners by number of California wins and number of stakes wins. Reddam Racing LLC took the award for most California starts.Hronis’s campaigners earned $3,838,910 in California last year, with 40 victories from 253 starts, including 12 stakes wins. Leading was Horse of the Year runner-up Accelerate, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes, San Pasqual Stakes, Awesome Again Stakes and the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic.Their other top stakes runners were Catalina Cruiser (winner of the Pat O’Brien Stakes and San Diego Handicap), Gift Box, Yuvetsi, Shenandoah Queen and Edwards Going Left.Reddam Racing made a remarkable 300 California starts in 2018 for earnings of $3,000,690. Their top stakes runners included Mopotism, winner of the La Canada Stakes, How About Zero, winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Stakes, B Squared, Blame the Rider, Lippy, and Listing.Both winners will be recognized at TOC’s annual meetings, at Del Mar on Saturday, Aug. 10, and at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday, Oct. 19. MONDAY IS DOLLAR DAY AT THE GREAT RACE PLACE $831,098 8 11 58% 5 Joseph Talamo104 8 Philip D’Amato67 Peter Eurton35 10 Kent Desormeaux70 39% 10 53% $454,744 4 8 9% 10% 14 12 $593,582 59% 17 9 5 18% John Sadler59 64% TrainerMts $706,127 16% ITM% 3rd 21 9 5 $264,155 Richard Baltas82 6 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Instagrand (Inside – Blue Helmet), Why Not Us (Red Helmet) & Shining Through (Black Helmet) work 6 furlongs (Hollendorfer)Roadster (Outside) works 6 furlongs & Reedley works 5 furlongs (Baffert)Gunmetal Gray works 4 furlongs (Hollendorfer)Doug O’Neill Shedrow Stroll: Shut It UpSan Antonio Stakes winner Gift Box working 6 Furlongs (Sadler) 2-16-19Amandine working 5 Furlongs (Sadler) 2-16-19Easy Shot working 4 Furlongs (Desormeaux) 2-16-19Nolo Contesto (Outside) & Encanta working 5 Furlongs (Sadler) 2-16-19FINISH LINES: The remarkable Vasilika worked six furlongs early Sunday morning in 1:14.40 for Saturday’s Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at a mile on turf. “She galloped out real nice,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the five-year-old Skipshotmare, winner of eight of nine starts on Santa Anita’s grass course with one second. “She’s doing great, looks great and is feeling good. She’s a happy horse right now.” . . . Hollendorfer also sent Triple Crown contender Instagrand six furlongs in 1:13.40 in preparation for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 9. Going in company with Shining Through and Why Not Us, Instagrand broke behind that pair but overtook them while finishing on the rail. Another Hollendorfer Triple Crown candidate, Gunmetal Gray, worked four furlongs in 48.40 . . . Barbara Beatrice and S Y Sky each worked today for Phil D’Amato, who plans to run them in this Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older California-bred fillies and mares at six furlongs. Also ticketed for the Spring Fever is Show It N Moe It for trainer Gary Sherlock. In all there were 246 recorded works, 48 on the training track. . .At Tokyo Race Course today, Japanese-bred Inti won the Group 1 February Stakes under Yutaka Take to secure the first automatic berth into the$6million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 2 through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge . . . Andrea Atzeni scored his second victory of the meet Saturday in the sixth race for Simon Callaghan aboard first-time starter Maxim Rate at a $59.40 win payoff. The native of Sardinia leaves for England on Feb. 25 but will return to ride Thunder Road winner True Valour for Callaghan in the Grade I Kilroe Mile on March 9, according to his agent, Matt Nakatani . . . The California Horse Racing Board has its monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Santa Anita. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). 1 $498,764 HRONIS RACING, REDDAM RACING VOTED TOC AWARDS 44% 42% $371,217 25% 44% 7 9 18% 5 23% 9 17% 13 Money Won 16 $951,131 42% 21% 1st 57% $191,800 42% 15 $834,362 16% 5 29 $996,435 $718,484 10 17 46% ITM% $773,216 $307,425 3 Heriberto Figueroa137 48% Win% 42% 63%last_img read more

Spurs fans call Pochettino axe ‘biggest mistake ever’ and ask if Mourinho will come

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO’S shock sacking has been labelled the “biggest mistake” Spurs have ever made as “gutted” fans stormed onto social media to complain over the “awful” and “disgraceful” decision.Argentinian Pochettino exited on Tuesday night with Tottenham only 14th in the Premier League after he guided them to the Champions League final in May at the height of his five-year reign.5 Maauricoo Pochettino has been sacked by Spurs after five years in chargeCredit: AFP or licensorsMauricio Pochettino has been sacked by @SpursOfficial. He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 19, 2019 Some supporters speculated ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho would succeed Poch.And a few questioned why, if Spurs were insistent on giving Poch the push, they waited until near the end of the international break.BBC pundit and Tottenham legend Gary Lineker also blasted his old club.The former England striker tweeted: “He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.”‘WHY TODAY?’Several fans pointed out that Pochettino failed to end Spurs’ wait since 1984 to win another major trophy.One posted: “Poch took the best ever Spurs side to zero trophies? Hate to see it.”But another suggested: “This could be the biggest mistake the club has made.”LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Chelsea, Rangers and Man Utd scores this coming weekend and win £100And this tweet summed up bemusement at the timing of Pochettino’s departure: “Why today. why not do it at the start of the international break so they could have a chance of getting someone in for the next match ffs.”But one supporter joked Tottenham should look down Under for Poch’s replacement.He said: “Harry Redknapp fresh from the jungle ready to take charge. Alwite Tweakle.” 55most 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 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 Celtic55Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of formlast_img read more

Spurs ready to make a shock bid for Smalling after impressive Roma loan

first_imgLatest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star Rafinha”Some of the other players said if you really hit the ground running, the love that you can have in this city is unbelievable. That’s really what I’ve felt and so have my family. Long may it continue.”When I spoke to them (United), it was a case of ‘let’s have a good season, hopefully it all goes to plan, the team is successful and I am successful’ and at the end of the season we’ll sit down.”That was the plan at the start of the season and obviously we’re not finished yet so come the end of the season we’ll see what the plan is.”2 Jose Mourinho worked with Smalling at Manchester United and is keen for a reunionCredit: PA:Press AssociationEngland defender Chris Smalling devastated as beloved dog dies after being ‘targeted by mystery poisoner’ TOTTENHAM are preparing a shock transfer bid for Chris Smalling, according to reports.The Manchester United defender, 30, has impressed this season during his loan spell with Roma.2 Tottenham are plotting a shock summer transfer swoop to land Chris Smalling who has impressed at Roma this termCredit: Getty Images – GettyPaulo Fonseca’s side are keen to keep the English centre-back beyond the end of the season, with Roma hoping to pay around £14million but Manchester United are thought to want £17m.Boss Fonseca admitted in February: “Is it possible Smalling stays here at Roma? Yes. He is a very strong player and has had an immediate connection with Italian football.”He is a great player, very important for us and likes to live in Rome.”But with Roma yet to agree a deal to make the switch permanent, Tuttosport believe Spurs want to nick in front in the queue and capture Smalling  – dubbed ‘Smalldini’ after his fine form, which includes keeping nine clean sheets in 28 appearances.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursThe former Fulham defender worked alongside Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford and it appears the Special One is keen to be reunited with the 31-cap England man, whose Red Devils contract expires in 2022.Toby Alderweireld has committed his future to Spurs but Jan Vertonghen is out of contract in the summer and Juan Foyth was linked with a departure in January.So a space could be opened up in the defence for Smalling, who may even have an eye on forcing his way back into the England side with other centre-backs struggling for form this term.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsDespite seemingly considering him surplus to requirements this season, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did say in December he expects Smalling to return to Manchester United in the summer and ruled out a transfer to Roma.But the player revealed to Sky Sports how much he is enjoying life in Italy and would certainly consider permanently relocating.He said: “When I first came it was exciting but also daunting because you’re not sure what to expect.”New country, new experience. But considering the way I’ve settled in, the love that I have felt, especially from the fans but everyone in Rome, it will be an interesting decision to make.last_img read more

Ireland boss McCarthy warns Parrott he needs games to reach Euro 2020

first_imgREPUBLIC OF IRELAND boss Mick McCarthy has warned teenage ace Troy Parrott his Euro 2020 dreams are over unless he gets a regular run in the Tottenham team.Jose Mourinho refused to send the striker, 18, out on loan in January in order for him to fulfill home-grown player qualification status.3 Troy Parrott has struggled for senior games at Spurs, despite the injuries to main frontmen Harry Kane and Son Heung-minCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Republic boss Mick McCarthy knows Jose Mourinho must do what he thinks is best for Spurs but still hopes Troy Parrott gets more game-timeCredit: Sportsfile – SubscriptionParrott came on as Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup at home to Norwich – the striker even missed a penalty in the shootout.But his lack of playing time concerns McCarthy, who gave the youngster his only cap in November’s friendly win over New Zealand.McCarthy said: “Jose is one of the best managers that’s been around for a long, long time and he doesn’t want to play him, that’s his choice.”It would suit me if he did but Jose’s his own man. He picks his own players. I never pick anyone else’s team.”3The Republic face Slovakia in this month’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final before a potential game against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park which could earn their place at the summer’s finals and the prospect of two group games in Dublin.McCarthy added: “It absolutely affects his chances if he is not playing.”He’s had five minutes as a sub. That will really get him ready for the Slovakia game, won’t it?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 CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes”It would have benefited Spurs long term if he had gone out on loan and I’m sure he is ready for that.”But again, that’s not my decisions to make. It’s somebody else’s.”It would have benefited Troy but it just didn’t work out.”Tony Cascarino wouldn’t blame Harry Kane if he left Tottenham this summerlast_img read more

Raiders put poor Eels to the sword

first_imgIn tough conditions, the Raiders showed superior game management to capitalise on the errors which plagued the performance of the visitors.Fullback Clint Gutherson completed a successful return from his ACL injury, but it proved little consolation as Parramatta’s losing streak stretched to six games.For the hosts, the victory was built off excellent scrambling defence and using the conditions to their advantage as a crowd of 12,328 celebrated back-to-back wins.Conditions took a turn for the worst after just six minutes when GIO Stadium was drenched in rain, forcing the sides into an arm-wrestle in the early exchanges.The Raiders upped the pressure early, after a bone-crunching Luke Bateman tackle on Bevan French forced him back into the in-goal.From the subsequent set, the Raiders worked the ball to the right allowing Jordan Rapana to dive over from close range on the short side to make the score 4-0.Another Eels penalty laid the platform for the Raiders to march downfield, with a Blake Austin dummy opening up a gaping hole in the visitor’s defence.Jarrod Croker added the extras and the Raiders took a handy 10-0 lead after 20 minutes.Parramatta’s task became harder when lock Tepai Moeroa came from the field over HIA concerns and failed to return.The Eels finally got their hands on the ball in red zone thanks to four penalties and two line-drop outs, but the home side bared its teeth in defence and kept Parramatta out.The desperate Eels threw plenty at the Raiders line just before the break, before a point-blank penalty from Mitchell Moses saw them open their account to make it 10-2 at half-time.The resumption of play also saw the rain return, as Parramatta’s penalty count for the game hit nine to gift Croker an easy shot at goal to make it 12-2.The Raiders looked certain to score after a clean line break by Siliva Havili saw the home crowd rise as one, before a bizarre passage of play which saw the ball travel backwards 20 metres, easing the pressure on the Eels.Off the back of yet another Parramatta turnover the Raiders again marched downfield before Josh Papalii barged his way over in his return to the NRL as the Raiders scored a vital try to stretch the lead to 16 points.Referee Matt Cecchin had seen enough after the Eels’ 10th penalty of the game with Daniel Alvaro sent to the sin-bin in the 55th minute.The Eels grimly defended their line despite being a man down, to keep their faint chances of victory alive as Alvaro returned to the field.Gutherson pulled off a stunning try-saving tackle when the Eels fullback wrapped up Dunamis Lui over the line but the chances for the away side were running out along with the time left.It was the Raiders’ turn to lose a man to the sin-bin after Bateman was sent, with Eels centre Kirisome Auva’a denied a try from the bunker in the 70th minute.last_img read more

Maxemillion Kassman misses out on bronze fight

first_imgKassman went up against world’s number one Jaouad Aachab of Belgium in the men’s -68kg round 16 last night at 11.40pm PNG time.The 18-year-old fought strategically but lost to the Belgium fighter 12-1 after 3 rounds.Despite the loss, he was hoping to advance to a repecharge fight for bronze following the outcome of the fight between Aachab and Russia’s Alexey Denisenko.Denisenko defeated Achab 6-1 in the semi-finals, which means Max won’t advance to a repecharge fight for bronze.PNG Taekwondo from Rio said they now have set their sights on Tokyo 2020 for Max.Samantha Kassman will compete in the women’s +67kg category on Saturday, August 20.She is the last athlete for PNG that will be competing at the Rio Games. All the other seven athletes have competed, including Ryan Pini, Toea Wisil, Morea Baru, Thadius Katua, Theo Piniau and Raymond Ovinou.Picture courtesy of PNG Olympic Committeelast_img read more

Premier League Rashford and Mata lead United in the win over Norwich

first_imgThe Leicester stumbles and leaves the second position to shot for GuardiolaAfter more than three months without losing in Premier against a team other than Liverpool or Manchester City, two teams from another dimension different from his, Leicester jumped his knee against a Southampton superior to which the VAR allowed him to add all three points in the final minutes. The foxes, which had advanced on the scoreboard, were traced back in the second half, and, although in the final moments they achieved equality, technology snatched the possibility of adding a point that perhaps would not have been fully deserved. United had advanced with the connection between Mata and Rashford. The Spaniard, at this moment of hesitation of his team, contributed the temper to find the 10, who finished off with much power. The Norwich had placed the scaffolding to lift the wall around Krul, but Mata’s left-hander found the loophole. Buendía tried to answer between the lines, but neither Pukki approached to support him. Thus, the first part had been very comfortable for United in defense, but it was harder to worry. Rashford has been saving the burning of criticism in this dark period of his team and before the Norwich was again the beacon of his. ChangesDaniel James (58 ‘, Rashford), Onel Hernández (64 ‘, Adam Idah), Amadou (64 ‘, Vrancic), Mason Greenwood (70 ‘, Andreas Pereira), Angel Gomes (79 ‘, Anthony Martial), Jamal Lewis (79 ‘, Hanley) Manchester United put an end to a three-game run without winning with a win over Norwich that was able to move forward thanks to the association between Mata’s clairvoyance and Rashford’s power. Also De Gea’s mitt on Cantwell just before the break had something to do. Because Old Trafford was able to shake his knees if before the interval beep the goal does not guess the intention of the young Norwich midfielder. There was no room to compromise another stumbling block in the Devils’ hobby and the hand of the goal gave the necessary calm. Just resumed the game intuited very well the unchecking of Brandon Williams space. The young side broke into force and Krul made an improper mistake. He stopped braking on the side of the area and Williams charged a penalty that transformed Rashford. Old Trafford was already breathing and Solskjaer, more. The Norwich begins to give some symptom of delivery. The colist exhibited all its weaknesses and in 54 ’the yellow team did not attend as it should a corner quickly taken by United for Mata to find Martial. The Spanish fed the French, who needed to meet again with the goal, with his second assist in the afternoon. The rest of the crash served for Solskjaer to see how a good litter of young promises of the Devils dawns. Proof of this was Mason Greenwood’s fourth goal. The 18-year-old ram took a left-footed shot from outside the area that rounded off the crash. This result allows citizens, who will play tomorrow, recover once and for all a second position from which they seemed not to want to part with those of Brendan Rodgers, coach who is knowing how to get real oil from a template that, on the other hand, has a lot potential. Goals1-0, 26 ‘: Rashford, 2-0, 51 ‘: Rashford, 3-0, 53 ‘: Anthony Martial, 4-0, 75 ‘: Mason Greenwoodlast_img read more

Carla does not fail: Spain will be in the Fed Cup Finals

first_imgIt did not fail Carla Suarez and Spain will be subsequent April in the new Finals of the Federation Cup. A match that has not received since 1998, when the Nationwide Staff Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario and Conchita Martínez defeated the Swiss of Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder in the Geneva Palexpo. Now Anabel Medina’s women will have a brand new alternative in Budapest because of the triumphs of Sara Sorribes and Carla Suárez, He repeated this Saturday to shut the qualifying spherical towards Kurumi Nara (6-1 and 6-3 in one hour and 15 minutes). In the absence of Muguruza, it has been the Castellon and the Canarian who’ve taken the gallons of the workforce towards Japan. His commerce has prevented him from having to play the doubles and Georgina Pérez, Aliona Bolsova and Lara Arruabarrena They’ve seen the crossing from the bench. It was deliberate that the third level, which might be decisive (and ended up being), was disputed by Suárez and Naomi Osaka, however the latter ended up giving his place to Kurumi Nara on the Japanese aspect, a call motivated by the authority with which Sorribes received him final Friday and in no case as a consequence of bodily issues (there was no medical half about it).Earlier than the 137 of the world, Carla (the 55) did not go many troubles. Two consecutive breaks gave him a 3-Zero earlier than Nara, who raised a defensive sport various heights, react with one other break. It was a mirage. That of Las Palmas, exact with each the proper and the reverse, dispelled the doubts, accelerated and with two different breaks closed the first set in 6-1.The second did not have way more historical past. With an exit break, the account was closed in 6-3 (63% of first with 23 successful strokes and the identical unforced errors for the canary). This Saturday’s is the Carla’s 17th particular person victory in 16 qualifiers, The ninth on land. And the final reminder to this point that, when he retires this 12 months, Spanish tennis will miss him rather a lot.last_img read more

Old Trafford state condemns Manchester United

first_imgManchester United lives a complicated situation on the field and also at the institutional level. The Mancunian club marches eighth in the Premier League with only 35 points, six of the Champions League positions and in the stands, the opposition against the Glazer, current owners, is increasing every day.In view of a possible sale, the Glazer, says Daily Mail, will not leave for less than a thousand pounds But, this possible investor that arrives will have to make multiple reforms including a great work in Old Trafford.The stadium, built in 1909, needs a major renovation in its southern tier (Sir Bobby Charlton Stand) that this newspaper estimates at about 200 million pounds (240 million euros) in its most conservative estimate. This step, with a train track just behind, could only grow high in a possible extension which would significantly increase the cost of a work that would serve to allow Old Trafford to go from hosting almost 75,000 spectators to 90,000. Google Maps’); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Aerial image of Old Trafford. In the white box, the train track that prevents the reform just behind the south tier.Google Maps The chimera of the new ownersIn England they say that the Glazers do not want to sell United, a business that they still consider profitable and have priced the club at a billion pounds for anyone who wants to buy it, significantly reducing the number of potential investors. This figure, says Daily Mail, would only allow 20 people in the world to afford to buy the Manchester club. According to this newspaper, several Saudi investors have been interested in taking over the club but the Galzers did not want to sell the whole. The Americans offered only 20% that was rejected on the two occasions that from Arabia tried to take ownership of United.last_img read more

The second Benzema League

first_imgCuriously, that good streak he achieved last year was with Zidane’s return to the white bench. The French coach does not deny his compatriot and trust him for this final sprint in search of the conquest of the League. A Championship that would be the second that appeared in his record, and the third in this second decade of the 21st century for whites. Before Betis, this second Benzema League begins. The Championship awaits … 420 days later Karim Benzema returns to the Benito Villamarín stadium. There, on January 13, 2019, the little finger of his right hand fractured just before the break (minute 44). However, that was not an obstacle for the French striker to continue playing for the remainder of the season. Not in vain participated in 23 more matches, getting 18 points, including a hat-trick (Athletic Bilbao) and four doublets (Espanyol, Girona, Valladolid and Eibar). It is not a bad figure for an attacker who has since played with a bandaged finger, as if it were an omen of good luck. And it is just now when there are 12 games left for the end of the season when the second Benzema League starts. Last season he managed to score 10 goals in his last ten league games (He did not play on Day 35 against Rayo (1-0 defeat), nor on the next (victory against Villarreal, 3-2)), when everything was already decided. And it is that Karim, who began as a shot until becoming a pichichi of the championship (ten goals accumulated before traveling to Vitoria to measure himself to Alavés), barely three goals in his last 13 appearances in the league. Yes, it is true that two of those goals served for whites to score four points: one in the draw against Valencia (he scored in the 95th minute) and the loner so much that he decided the derby against Atlético de Madrid. Since then, Messi has overtaken him in the scoring table and now exceeds him in five goals (18).last_img read more