Champions League game between Atalanta and Valencia tracked as ‘ground zero’ for Italy’s Coronavirus…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement r3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsrunWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5xdtm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sd8b8Would you ever consider trying this?😱2pc9nCan your students do this? 🌚abmxRoller skating! Powered by Firework What started in the city of Wuhan in China, the novel Coronavirus, which has now turned into a pandemic, has spread into other countries, and the most devastated impact has been suffered by Italy. The European country has the highest number of deaths at 7503, with over 74,000 positive cases reported. While the country has been under lock down and every major sporting event is cancelled, experts have gone through a thorough analysis on what could possible be the factor behind such a huge below from the virus, and it turns out, the UEFA Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia back in 19th February.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPMore than month as passed since the La Dea defeated Valencia 4-1 in the Round of 16 first leg match at the San Siro Stadium. Acording to reports from the Associated Press, more than 40,000 people from the city of Bergamo was present for the game, which has now turned into a graveyard with the highest number of deaths in the country.A total of over 7,000 Coronavirus cases have been registered in Bergamo, with at least 1,000 confirmed deaths, and has now been termed as the epicentre of the virus outbreak in Italy.Advertisement Just two days after the match, the first positive Coronavirus case was registered in the country, and which soon turned worse than imaginable, putting Italy into a nationwide lock down.“We were mid-February so we didn’t have the circumstances of what was happening,” said  Giorgio Gori, the Mayor of Bergamo.Advertisement “If it’s true what they’re saying that the virus was already circulating in Europe in January, then it’s very probable that 40,000 Bergamaschi in the stands of San Siro, all together, exchanged the virus between them,” Gori spoke to Foreign Press Association in Rome.The spectators from Bergamo gathered up in Milan after Atalanta’s home stadium, the Stadio Atleti Azzurri was rejected by UEFA as not meeting the standards for a Champions League match. Following the match, they availed several public transport to return, which has been pointed out to be a major catalyst behind the virus spread in the country.“As is possible that so many Bergamaschi that night got together in houses, bars to watch the match and did the same. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have known. No one knew the virus was already here,” the Mayor added.Additionally, 35% of Valencia’s team had also tested positive, along with over 2600 reported cases from Valencia, the Spanish city from where around 2500 fans flew to Italy for the game.Also read-José Mourinho’s touch of class towards vulnerable elderly as Coronavirus spreads in England Advertisementlast_img read more

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ABC News’ Quinones to Speak at BCC

first_imgLINCROFT – Brookdale Community College Student Life opens the Fall Lecture Series on Thurs­day, Sept. 27, in the Collins Arena with ABC’s John Quinones; What Would You Do?Quinones is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He currently works on ABC’s Primetime. During his 25 years at ABC News, Quinones has also served as a correspondent for the network’s 20/20 news magazine.Quinones’ recent work includes a series of reports also titled “What Would You Do?” In these reports, which test human nature through a hidden camera, actors present controversial scenarios to elicit responses from unsuspecting bystanders. Scenarios have focused on interracial couples, challenges facing gays and lesbians, elder abuse and more.Among Quinones’ reporting is extensive coverage of a religious sect in northern Arizona that forces its young female members to take part in polygamous marriages. He has gone undercover with a hidden camera to reveal how clinics were performing unnecessary surgical procedures as part of a major nationwide insurance scam.Quinones has followed along with a group of would-be Mexican immigrants as they attempted to cross into the United States. The seven-time Emmy Award winner also traveled to Israel for a CINE award-winning report about suicide bombers.The presentation is free for Brookdale students with a valid ID, staff and faculty and $5 for the community. All attendees require a ticket, available at the Lincroft main campus Student Life desk in the Warner Student Life Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays trough Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Parking is closest in lot 7.The Lincroft main campus is located at 765 Newman Springs Road.The next Student Life-sponsored lectures will be Oct. 9 by Zach Wahls, “What Makes a Family” and Oct. 16, for Matt Roloff, from the television show Little People, Big World, who will speak about his testimony on same-sex marriage.For more details, contact the Student Life information desk at 732-224-2500.Additional event calendar information is available at  www.brookdalecc.edu.last_img read more

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Whitewater takes new direction with Nelsonite Malysh in ski school director’s chair

first_imgThe Nelson Daily staffSki School goes new school at Whitewater Ski Resort this year with a revamp of the program and several new faces in the mix.Nelson born Brent Malysh has been named Whitewater’s new Snow School director, along with veteran local snowboarders Peter Velisek and Dano Slater — Big Mountain competitors, judges and ski athletes — selected for the new Freeride Program. Malysh, 28, brings ski instructing experience from some of the world’s best mountains in Switzerland, Colorado and all over BC, and is a CSIA Level 3, as well as a Level 4 candidate. Malysh has re-designed the school’s children’s ski and snowboard instruction programs, making them more enjoyable and with an easier-to-understand curriculum. That curriculum carries over to the private one-on-one and group lessons, and the locals’ season-long programs like the Powder Room and the Board Room. After completing his Canadian Ski Instructor Association levels one through three at Silver Star, BC and Australian’s largest winter resort, Perisher Blue, Malysh accepted a teaching position with the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School (in 2002/03) at Flumserberg Resort. After three seasons there, he enrolled in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations and Management program, then landed a job at the prestigious Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado in the Adult Privates school. After stints at Penticton’s Apex Resort, and Revelstoke, he took the Whitewater’s Snow School director job. The new Whitewater Freeride Program will be joined by new Powderhound Experience, Discover Cat and Heli programslast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2016

first_imgSONGBIRD IN TUNE FOR HER THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTTARIS STRETCHES OUT IN THE GRADE II LA CANADA BALTAS TRIO EYES MEGAHERTZ STAKES ON MONDAYMORE THAN LESS GOES IN MARATHON ASTRA STAKESECLIPSE AWARDS TO BE STREAMED ON XPRESSBET.COMARCADIA WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES NEW INDUCTEES Richard Baltas2474129%50%$421,830 Alex Solis620133%50%$107,424 Mark Glatt2131114%24%$88,360 Mario Gutierrez4867513%38%$305,534 ECLIPSE AWARDS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON XPRESSBET.COM & DRF.COMThoroughbred racing fans can find exclusive content from behind the scenes of the 45th Annual Eclipse Awards Saturday by following the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, @NTRA, on Twitter.Followers can expect plenty of candid images from backstage in the Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, featuring Eclipse Award winners and the presenters.To join in the social media conversation surrounding the Eclipse Awards, the NTRA is urging viewers to use the hashtag #EclipseAwards. Backstage scenes will be tagged #BehindtheCurtain.In addition to @NTRA, other accounts expected to be very active during the show include those of title sponsors Breeders’ Cup Ltd. (@BreedersCup) and Daily Racing Form (@DRFInsidePost), as well as the industry-supported fan development initiative America’s Best Racing (@ABRLive).The Eclipse Awards will be live streamed on DRF.com  and Xpressbet.com. Pre-show coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time with the ceremony set for 5 p.m.The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.The Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Those awards are voted by NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). Eclipse Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. TRAINER HOPES MORE IS BETTER FOR MORE THAN LESSMore Than Less tries an uncommon distance when she runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Astra Stakes at a mile-and-a-half on turf, but Peter Eurton is hoping for a big effort from a big filly.“She’s a big, tall filly but seems to have a steady pace about her,” the trainer said of the four-year-old daughter of More Than Ready owned by Marc Ferrell.“We think she can get the distance because of her size. The key thing is, hopefully she relaxes and kind of chills for a while.”The Astra will be the first stakes race for the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare, who finished sixth in a one-mile overnight race Dec. 30, her first start in 10 months. Kent Desormeaux282657%46%$267,540 Patrick Gallagher1031130%50%$206,684 Kristin Mulhall1032130%60%$137,000 Joseph Talamo4378316%42%$337,030 Santiago Gonzalez64149422%42%$512,570 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 10) Peter Eurton1846322%72%$154,370 Rafael Bejarano571412425%53%$684,610 ARCADIA WALK OF CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCES INDUCTEESThe Arcadia Historical Society’s Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions will celebrate the induction of honorees for 2015 and 2016 at a gala on Tuesday, May 24.The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic core of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, site of Lucky Baldwin’s landmark Queen Anne Cottage and matching Carriage Barn and birthplace of racing in Southern California. The theme will be “Salute in Red and Black,” honoring Baldwin’s racing colors.Equine inductees will be champions Zenyatta and Lava Man. Champion jockey Chris McCarron, training stars Gary Jones, Ron McAnally, Mike Mitchell, and Mel Stute, and breeder/owner Buddy Johnston’s Old English Rancho also will be honored.Victor Espinoza, the only active jockey to have won racing’s Triple Crown will receive special recognition for his achievements in the sport and community service.Proceeds from the celebration will fund the placement of 24″ by 24″engraved informational bronze plaques in the sidewalks of downtown Arcadia.With the opening of the new Arcadia station of the Metro System Gold Line in March 2016, more attention than ever will be drawn to the business district adjacent to Santa Anita Park.In addition to the Walk of Champions, several other Thoroughbred racing charities will be beneficiaries of the gala, including California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (which serves the backstretch community with health services), Winners Foundation (providing confidential assistance for troubled members of the community), and California Thoroughbred Foundation (dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education).The Steering Committee for the Walk of Champions includes Beth Costanza, Gail Marshall, and Sandy Snider, all with long ties to the City of Arcadia, who supervised its dedication in the historic downtown of the City of Arcadia on Sept. 27, 2014, as a permanent acknowledgement of the significant role racing has played in not only the city’s storied past, but also its promising future. Santa Anita Park is the Founding Sponsor of the Walk of Champions.The Arcadia Historical Society greatly appreciates any donation made in support of this educational outreach effort.The Society is a not‐for‐profit 501(c) (3), and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, at Walk of Champions, PO Box 661332, Arcadia, CA, 91066‐1332.FINISH LINES: This Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Santa Anita will offer another of its popular Dollar Days, with draft beers, hot dogs and sodas on sale for just a buck. Santa Anita’s Infield will be open on MLK Day, this Monday. Santa Anita will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Live racing will resume Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. . . . Tomorrow’s Late Pick 4 has a guaranteed pool of $300,000, as does the Late Pick 4 on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This weekend, the Late Pick 4 guarantee balloons to $500,000 Saturday and Sunday . . . Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder arrived Sunday at Santa Anita from Peacefield Farm in Temecula, underwent routine tests, and will head to Julie Adair-Stack‘s facility in Chino Hills to continue preparations for her return to the races, according to Richard Mandella, who has the Grade I Vanity Stakes on June 4 as a long-range goal for the daughter of Henny Hughes owned by B. Wayne Hughes . . . Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides Frank Conversation for Doug O’Neill in Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields . . . Jockey Ty Kennedy packed his tack for greener pastures Sunday, saying he just “needs a break.” He had one win from 19 mounts, with three seconds and two thirds, before departing . . . Guns Loaded, 5-2 morning line favorite in today’s fifth race, has been claimed four times in his last five races . . . Aces high: Out of Patience, 6-1 morning line chance in today’s second race, drew the one hole for the fourth straight time and for the sixth time in his last 10 races . . . Kent Desormeaux is suspended three days (Jan. 16, 17 and 18) for causing interference aboard Let’s Meet in Rio in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes. The horse finished second, and after a stewards’ inquiry, there was no disqualification. Flavien Prat3342612%36%$206,612 Bob Baffert2853518%46%$359,560 Tyler Baze5438106%39%$236,238 Peter Miller3242113%22%$135,520 Mike Smith2442217%33%$385,020 Martin Pedroza2832111%21%$62,260center_img Gary Stevens1631019%25%$360,080 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Victor Espinoza222319%27%$241,630 Martin Garcia2833611%43%$260,794 ‘SOLID’ THREESOME FOR BALTAS IN MEGAHERTZRichard Baltas expects to have three for the money in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.             “It’s the most I’ve entered in one race, certainly one stakes race,” said Santa Anita’s training leader through 11 racing days with seven victories from 24 starts, a dazzling 29 percent success rate.“All three are solid horses,” Baltas said, “although each has a different running style. We’ll let them run their own race and see how it works out.”Baltas plans to enter front-running Chaulk O Lattey, second in the Kathyrn Crosby at Del Mar Nov. 7; Miss America Stakes runner-up Journey On, who is usually on or in close attendance to the pace; and Tiz a Kiss, a stone closer making her stakes debut.Probable for the Megahertz: Beat of The Drum, Flavien Prat; Chaulk O Lattey, Rafael Bejarano; Glory, Mike Smith; Journey On, Mario Gutierrez; and Tiz a Kiss, Santiago Gonzalez. Steven Miyadi1133127%64%$75,980 Edwin Maldonado3771419%32%$194,390 Alonso Quinonez1935116%47%$126,390 LUCKY SEVEN GOOD SPOT FOR TARIS IN LA CANADA Taris tries to carry her vaunted speed further than she ever has when she runs in Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.She won Aqueduct’s Grade III Go for Wand at a mile on Nov. 27, but finished sixth in the Grade III Honeybee going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in March of 2014.The 5-year-old Flatter mare drew the outside post position in a field of seven, which should be to her advantage.“I think the outside post is pretty good,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I thought maybe there could be some other speed, but we’ll see how the race unfolds.“We’re on the outside and can pretty much go to the lead or sit off it. She’s very tractable or very easy to put wherever we want her.”The field: Tara’s Tango, Martin Garcia, 4-1; supplemental entry Illuminant, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Honey Ride, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Yahilwa, Mike Smith, 5-2; Birdatthewire, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; and Taris, Gary Stevens, 2-1. William Spawr1152045%64%$120,874 Doug O’Neill4043810%38%$202,942 SONGBIRD’S DRILL ‘JUST WHAT WE WANTED’Unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird, who will officially be crowned Eclipse Award champion two-year-old filly of 2015 at the ceremonial dinner Saturday at Gulfstream Park, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday in 1:14.40.The Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. is scheduled to make her three-year-old debut in the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 6.“It was real good,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the workout. “It was just what we wanted today. She galloped out (seven furlongs) in 1:28.”Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times of 26 flat, 38.20, 50.20 and 1:02.40, with a gallop-out time of 1:27.80. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won David Lopez3262719%47%$183,778 Drayden Van Dyke222119%18%$91,330 Fernando Perez4524114%38%$173,796 Abel Lezcano1621113%25%$84,810 Philip D’Amato2846814%64%$302,820 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Wonlast_img read more

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $40,671 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $400,000

first_imgNINE-RACE CARD INCLUDES FOUR GRADED STAKES WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 12:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $40,671 into Saturday at Santa Anita and it’s expected Saturday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $400,000 as four graded stakes will be included in an outstanding nine-race program.With the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis carded as race four on Saturday, the Pick Six will get off to a classy beginning as Bob Baffert’s talented Mor Spirit, to be ridden by Gary Stevens, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of seven 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.Saturday’s fifth race, the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, will mark the 3-year-old debut of undefeated Eclipse Champion Filly Songbird, who will be ridden by Mike Smith and is a prohibitive 1-5 morning line favorite for Jerry Hollendorfer.An important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, the Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Stakes, which is carded as Saturday’s seventh race, is headed by 5-2 morning line favorite Imperative, who is trained by Richard Baltas and will be ridden by Mike Smith.The Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes, at a mile and a quarter on turf for older horses, has been carded as the eighth race and offers fans a field of 11, with English-bred Hay Dude serving as the 5-2 morning line choice. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Hay Dude will be ridden by apprentice David Lopez.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For complete morning line information and late changes, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

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GRADED STAKES WINNER HEART TO HEART HEADS WEST IN HOPES OF WINNING THE GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE ON TURF SATURDAY, JUNE 4

first_imgTHE GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 6 (of 11) Heart to Heart – Julien Leparoux – 121Twentytwentyvision – Flavien Prat – 121Tourist – Jose Lezcano – 121Home Run Kitten – Joe Talamo – 121Cape Wolfe – Mike Smith – 121Midnight Storm – Rafael Bejarano – 121For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.Released on 6/1/16For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at alexis.garske@santaanita.com or call 626-574-6418. SHOEMAKER MILE FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE OF THE YEAR OFFERED AT GREAT RACE PLACE             ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2016)–East Coast invader Heart to Heart will hope to take home a trophy to his New York base as the 5-year-old English-bred horse, trained by Brian Lynch heads a field of six in Saturday’s 73rd running of the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up.The Shoemaker Mile is the first of what will be eight total ‘Win & You’re In’ Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races leading up to the World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5 here at The Great Race Place. The Shoemaker Mile winner will be an automatic qualifier, with entry fees waived, into the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Mile.HEART TO HEART: A six-time overall graded stakes winner on the grass, Heart to Heart won the Grade III River City Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, the Grade II Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Jan. 9 and the Grade III Canadian Turf Stakes also at Gulfstream Feb. 27 before running second to Miss Temple City in his last outing, the Grade I, Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland on April 15. The 5-year-old English Channel horse earned a 105 Beyer speed figure for the Maker’s Mile effort, his fourth straight 100-plus rating.Owned by Terry Hamilton, Heart to Heart will again be ridden by East Coast based jockey Julien Leparoux and is 21-9-3-2 overall with $786,030 in earnings.TOURIST: The other East Coast invader, Tourist ships in for trainer Bill Mott and owners WinStar Farm, LLC, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber and will be seeking his first graded stakes win. The 5-year-old horse by Tiznow last ran at Santa Anita in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Mile where he finished 13th behind Karakonite. Off for much of the early part of 2015, Tourist returned to the Winner’s Circle in his first race back, the More Than Ready Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs Sept. 5 and followed that with solid third place finishes in the Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile Oct. 3 and the Maker’s 46 Mile behind Miss Temple City and Heart to Heart April 15. He is 14-4-2-3 overall with $590,340 in earnings.center_img MIDNIGHT STORM: Second in last year’s edition of the Shoemaker Mile, Midnight Storm, the speedy 5-year-old horse by Pioneerof the Nile, trained by Phil D’Amato will hope to return to earlier form and will most likely find himself on the lead once again Saturday.A winner of the mile and a sixteenth Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 27, Midnight Storm has since run fourth in the Grade I, Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita and a disappointing seventh in the Grade I, mile and an eighth Turf Classic at Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Day. He is 15-5-3-0 overall with earnings of $591,110.TWENTYTWENTYVISION: The 5-year-old gelding by Pollard’s Vision trained by Richard Mandella will seek his first added money victory Saturday but is well on his way to making a name for himself. The least experienced in the field with only 10 lifetime starts but continually improving, Twentytwentyvision has never run out of the money, whether on dirt or grass and will be reunited with Flavien Prat Saturday. He is 10-4-3-3 overall with $289,480 in earnings.last_img read more

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Jackson, Arvie Nab Latest Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Natashia Jackson and McNeese’s Alanna Arvie are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Jackson claims her second weekly honor of the season after an impressive weekend for the Lady Demons at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. The senior set a Southland record in the 400-meter race with a 53.65 finish and fifth-place honors. She also took bronze in the 200m dash with a 23.98 before closing out the weekend as a leg of the Lady Demons’ 4x400m relay squad.Arvie stamped a pair of first-place finishes in the shot put and weight throw events at the Samford Bulldog Invite in Birmingham, Ala., over the weekend. Her double gold-medal performance was highlighted by a program record in the shot put with a 50-09.5 (15.48m) and a 64-11.25 (19.79m) mark in the weight throw. The weekly award marks her third of the season.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State – Sr. – Houston, TexasJackson set a Southland Conference indoor record in the 400m over the weekend, running a 53.65 at the Tyson Invitational for fifth place. She then followed suit with a PR in the 200m with a 23.98, a mark that was .01 off the fastest time by a Southland sprinter this season. Jackson’s 400m time stands 31st in the nation and her 53.83 split in the 4x400m relay stands as the second-fastest start in NSU school history.Honorable Mention: Sierra Temple, Central Arkansas; Kaitlin Smith, Houston Baptist; Aleyah Donald, McNeese; Omo Oboh, Nicholls; Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – Sr. – Oberlin, La.Arvie garnered a pair of gold medals at the Samford Bulldog Invite in the shot put and weight throw events. Her performance in the shot put set a McNeese program record with a distance of 50-09.5 (15.48m), moving her to No. 3 in this season’s Southland indoor performance list. Arvie’s victory in the weight throw marked her fourth of the season with a toss of 64-11.25 (19.79m).Honorable Mention: Zoe Spinn, Abilene Christian; Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State; Kaylee Bizzell, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESRUBEN FUENTES, LIL MILO, WINNER: “We had a perfect trip.  I was behind those two speed horses (What’sontheagenda & Bay Muzik) and I thought the seven (Bay Muzik) would stop, so I waited until we turned for home and then we angled out.  When I asked him, he took off and he was gone.  It’s great to ride for Alfredo.  He’s a great guy and he’s a great trainer.”TRAINER QUOTESALFREDO MARQUEZ, LIL MILO, WINNER: “This horse has been so unlucky in some of his races.  Ruben was patient and he rode him great.  I like the way he settled today and that’s a big credit to Ruben.  He got him to relax and then finish, so it went perfect.“I have never given up on this horse, when he was a baby before he was racing I told Jack (Weinstein) this is going to be something different. Something special. I knew it watching him breeze a bit at San Luis Rey Downs, I told the rider to stop on him and they did. They gave him the time and now it paid off.”DR. JACK WEINSTEIN, OWNER, LIL MILO, WINNER: “I’ve been doing this for about 20 to 25 years.  This horse’s dam was injured foaling him, and we’ve got her turned out.  She was the best horse I’ve ever had and that’s why we bred her.  Alfredo told me from the beginning that (Lil Milo) was a nice horse.  It’s great to win!“Alfredo is a true horsemen, he loves the animal.”NOTES: The winning owners are Dr. Jack Weinstein and Robert Cannon.last_img read more

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Big Sam claims Man Utd could go down if they don’t find goals amid Kane links

first_imgSAM ALLARDYCE has warned Manchester United they face relegation if they cannot fix their goalscoring crisis.The Red Devils are just two points from the drop zone after an abysmal showing in a 1-0 defeat to drop candidates Newcastle.5 Could Harry Kane fix Manchester United’s ailing strike force?Credit: ReutersThey have scored just nine league goals this season, with four of those coming in the opening-day win over Chelsea, and Marcus Rashford has failed to shoulder the burden up front.And Big Sam – who has a reputation as a relegation firefighter – thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to find a solution quickly.He told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil show: “It isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that they could catastrophically fall into more problems if confidence goes and injuries stay like they are. “Players tend not to get as fit as quick as they would do when things are going well, that’s an absolute fact.”There’s the disturbance of [Paul] Pogba wanting away and who will pop up next saying, ‘I see this going the wrong way, I want to leave?’.”Manchester United do not have enough goals and you can see it becoming a struggle. Hopefully it’s not a struggle down the bottom end, but they’re certainly heading that way.”LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Scotland vs San Marino, Wales vs Croatia and England vs Bulgaria scores this coming week and win £100Former United star Lee Sharpe thinks Harry Kane would be the answer – although admits he would come with a hefty price.He told talkSPORT. “I think you are looking at least £300million.“You need someone like a Harry Kane for £200m/£220m that is going to score you 25 goals a season and you’ve got a different outlook in the team. So it is not going to be a cheap one.55THROUGH 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“It’s difficult to keep up with the likes of Man City and Liverpool when they’ve set such high standards.“You’ve got to stop comparing this team to Liverpool and City and great United teams of the past.“They need to be given the chance to grow and educate themselves and become potentially what they could be in a year or 18 months’ time.”5 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a boost with his side struggling to break down teamsCredit: Rex Features5 Sam Allardyce thinks United are relegation candidatesCredit: PA:Press AssociationMan United star Daniel James has insisted he can handle the troubles at Old Traffordlast_img read more

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Barrett and Fifita in doubt for third test

first_imgBoth Barrett and Fifita suffered their concussions in last night’s 26-13 win over France in Wellington.Barrett’s incident occurred in the 12th minute of the match when he collided in mid air with France fullback Ben Fall.Fall was red carded for the incident because Barrett landed on his neck and head.Coach Steve Hansen says both Barrett and Fifita will stay in Wellington tonight and will be monitored throughout the week.Hansen said a decision will be made later in the week on whether they’ll join the group in Dunedin ahead of Saturday’s test.The squad flies out for Dunedin this afternoon.Fellow loose forward Liam Squire is also in doubt for the final test, he suffered a shoulder injury in last night’s match.Hooker Nathan Harris will also miss the third test, he’s heading home to Hamilton to await the birth of his first child.Hurricanes hooker Ricky Riccitelli and Highlanders loose forward Jackson Hemopo have been called in as cover.In better news for the All Blacks, Hansen confirmed Sonny Bill Williams should be available for the Dunedin test after successfully recovering from knee surgery.last_img read more

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