first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2017)–Heavily favored Conquest Farenheit dominated eight fellow sophomores in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr.  Trained by Peter Miller, the Kentucky-bred colt by Scat Daddy set fast front-running fractions while getting a mile on turf in 1:33.58.“What a horse!” exclaimed Miller.  “This is a serious horse.  For him to run that way with fast splits (22.94, 45.59, 1:09.46 and 1:21.46) and come away like he did is pretty impressive.  It showed he could get two turns and it looked like he had another gear.  I think we’ll try him next in the American Turf Derby at Churchill Downs (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles on May 6).”An impressive winner of the Baffle Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course on Feb. 20, Conquest Farenheit was the even money favorite and paid $4.20, $3.40 and $2.60.“I love the way he ran today,” said Arroyo, who was also aboard for the Baffle win.  “He’s still learning.  He was waiting for horses in the stretch, pricking his ears back and forth.  He settled nice with me today and I expect him to get better as he goes on.  He was full of run with me galloping out.”Owned by Rockingham Ranch and Chad Littlefield, Conquest Farenheit provided Miller with his second win on the day, which gives him a Winter Meet best of 30 victories through 46 racing days.  Conquest Farenheit is now 5-3-1-1 overall and with the winner’s share of $47,700, he has earnings of $157,745.Ridden by Jesus Rios, previously undefeated Taco tasted defeat in his fifth start, finishing second by a half length over Cistron as both pressed the pace throughout.  Off at 7-1, Taco paid $6.20 and $4.40.Cistron, who was ridden by Tyler Baze, was off at 9-1 and paid $4.20 to show.Racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit read more

‘Messi’ has a lot to prove – Cavalier midfielder looks to qualifiers after scoring winner against Arnett

first_imgFormer local football giants Cavalier Soccer Club missed an excellent opportunity to send a statement of their re-emergence with a whipping of defending champions Arnett Gardens on Monday night when both teams met in the Red Stripe Premier League Still, they came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a 52nd-minute strike by Chevonne ‘Messi’ Marsh. The win improved Cavalier’s tally to four points, one above previous leaders Arnett Gardens and two behind Portmore United, who have a perfect record, with six points. Cavalier looked the better of the two teams for most of the game as they created numerous clear chances and missed them at will. The game appeared to be heading for a stalemate until Marsh, with his bit of magic, stealing behind a defender to steer a cross into the Arnett net, gave his team their first win of the season. tremendous feeling “First and foremost, I have to give credit to the creator above. It was a hard game against the champions, Arnett Gardens, and to come out and execute well and give my team the three points is just a tremendous feeling,” the former Jamaica youth player said. Marsh’s composed performance and his strike was an example to his teammates, including his Jamaica youth teammate Oshane Jenkins, who missed a hat-trick in just about 16 minutes of action. “You know, it comes back down to decision-making in front of goal and executing. It is the early part of the season, so we just have to go back to the drawing board and do some work in front of goal on shooting and scoring,” Marsh said of his team’s poor finishing. Of his performance, Marsh said that it was only the tip of the iceberg as there are great things in store. “This is actually my fourth season in the league, and you can expect great things from me. “I have a lot to prove this season. I am looking forward to a call-up to the senior team and to take part in the qualifiers going on now. The only way I can do that is to stamp authority in my country right now and to show them that Chevonne Marsh is actually one of the best playing in the Premier League right now,” the 21-year-old said. So serious is Marsh about making the breakthrough that he has broken down his game into things that he is doing well and things that he needs to improve. “My movement off the ball, the threat I pose when I am driving forward, these are things that I am doing well at. “I have heard the talk about me lacking stamina and not being able to sustain the intensity over 90 minutes, but I am getting there. In order to get to the next level I have to go back to the drawing board. I used to train twice a day. I am training even more now so that I can last,” he stated with confidence.last_img read more

GFF Elite League Season IV commences March 15

first_imgThe Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) Elite League Season 4 is scheduled to commence on Friday, March 15, 2019 even as preparations intensify to ensure the efficient operation of the new season.This was announced today by GFF’s Competitions Director Ian Alves following a consultation with the Elite Clubs yesterday, including representatives from the two newest additions — Santos FC and Police FC respectively, who entered the League following an Elite League promotion playoff held on February 9 & 10, 2019.According to Alves, Thursday’s meeting sought to discuss the proposed fixtures and amendments to the rules of Season 4. “As a result of a consensus, adjustments were made to the rules, and it was agreed that, for the most part, every club will contest at least one match each week, and the current season of the league will be conducted over a period of nine weeks.“Western Tigers FC were unavoidably absent. Notwithstanding, Santos FC and Police FC were present, and decisions were agreed upon, and we look forward with enthusiasm for a grand start to the league on March 15.”As a lead up to the League, and with the increased schedule of competitions expected during the year, a training session on competitions management and venue preparation, inclusive of pitch marking, will be held tomorrow for representatives of regional member associations (RMAs).This session is geared towards improving capacity of the RMAs to host and manage competitions at all levels. It will cater specifically to the Competitions Manager and Venue Coordinator of each RMA, and is expected to have 30 participants. The session will be held from 09:00hrs – 15:00hrs at GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence.The GFF Elite League is the highest form of competitive football played in Guyana; and according to the Rules and Regulations of Season 4, the 10 clubs “will play one (1) round of football, resulting in the club acquiring the most points being declared the winner. Match days will feature mostly double-headers at stipulated venues on Fridays and Sundays, with a few match days being scheduled for Saturdays, and the overall league Champion Club will be awarded an automatic qualifying spot at the CONCACAF/Caribbean Shield Championships.”The League is scheduled to conclude in June. Detailed fixtures will be made available soonest.last_img read more

Driver fined $80,000 for traffic violations

first_imgA resident of One Mile, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) was on Wednesday fined $80,000 by Magistrate Rondel Weever when he appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court charged with several traffic offences.Matthew Jules, of Lot 283 One Mile, was slapped with six charges which included dangerous driving, being an unlicensed driver, breach of insurance and driving an unlicensed and uncertified motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty to all of the charges and was fined. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving three months in prison.Meanwhile, Lindener Andre Jacobs, who was arrested by Police on December 6 for driving under the influence, had his driver’s licence suspended for four months.last_img

Time for France to show world-class pedigree

first_img0Shares0000France forward Antoine Griezmann (left) and midfielder Paul Pogba train in Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 15 – The ego-driven problems of the past that saw France players go on strike at the 2010 World Cup are well and truly consigned to the past as the latest crop of Les Bleus target a repeat of their 1998 glory.But coach Didier Deschamps, who captained France to World Cup victory in Paris two decades ago, faces a dilemma on the eve of a campaign which begins with a potentially tricky opener against Australia on Saturday: making sure his wealth of young French talent live up to their heady reputation. Having steered France to the cusp of Euro 2016 glory, Deschamps watched in dismay as Portugal punished France in extra-time at the Stade de France.Two years on, France arrive in Russia with high hopes of young players like Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele although it remains to be seen whether those are sufficient when it comes to meeting the big guns of Germany, Spain, Brazil and Argentina in the later stages.France forward Kylian Mbappe trains with the squad in Russia © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“You don’t win competitions on talent alone,” 1998 World Cup winner Christope Dugarry warned. “You win because you’ve got the right mentality.”Fluffing their lines against Group C minnows Australia at the Kazan Arena would be unthinkable for most French fans, although the Socceroos — who have talked up how they will fight tooth and nail to get a result — have pledged to provide the first hurdle.“Come this France game we’re going to be ready, and giving ourselves opportunities to win this game,” warned Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan.“We can’t wait for Saturday.”Bold predictions aside, on paper France should breeze through a Group C which also features Peru and Denmark.Antoine Griezmann, who announced Thursday he was resisting advances from Barcelona and staying at Atletico Madrid, is one of the hottest properties in world football and, as he did at Euro 2016, is expected to shine in Russia.– Pogba’s time? –Two years after a disappointing Euro 2016, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could finally shine on the big stage, along with 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe, who will be making his World Cup debut.In comparison, Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has yet to decide who will lead the Socceroos’ attack, with former A-League reject Andrew Nabbout appearing to be leading the race ahead of Tomi Juric, who plays for Swiss side Lucerne.The Aussies’ defensive game, a top priority for Van Marwijk since he was parachuted in to replace Ange Postecoglou in January, is still a work in progress.Australia have few big name stars, but Nabbout insists the gulf in class is not an issue.France midfielder Paul Pogba has a chance to shine at the World Cup in Russia after a difficult season with Manchester United © AFP / FRANCK FIFE“We’ve got a job to do against France,” said Nabbout, who is now with J-League side Urawa Reds.“We’re aware of the big name players, the calibre they have. But we have a structure and a strategy, and if we execute that to the best of our ability then we can cause them some problems.”Australia defender Josh Risdon, who postponed his honeymoon after a call-up to Van Marwijk’s squad, admitted: “It’s going to be a tough one to kick off our campaign.”But he added: “The bigger the occasion, the tougher the opponent, the better we get up for the game.”Eight years on from an infamous France players’ strike in South Africa, from where striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home in disgrace after insulting then coach Raymond Domenech, Deschamps is in charge of a comparatively better behaved and respectful team.“The behaviour has been exceptional, they’re polite and respectful,” said French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet.“There’s been a clear change when you consider the unbelievable stuff that went on in 2010. It couldn’t have been worse.“Didier (Deschamps) has done everything to make sure the (squad) conditions are optimal.”It is now up to Deschamps’ young team to perform on the pitch.But success, says former World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu, won’t come easy.“A team of kids can’t win the World Cup,” he told So Foot magazine.“The guys have to get together and say: ‘We want to make history, this is our time, we’re going all the way!’.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man to start selling ultra-rare books

first_imgPASADENA – There’s a first-edition Ken Follett thriller lying on Michael Sharpe’s library table. First editions are what Sharpe collects. This particular potboiler, however, is surrounded by what experts call one of the most extraordinary private collections of rare books in the world. In just 20 years, Sharpe has amassed works of science, philosophy, medicine, exploration, religion, literature and mathematics, all classified as being in superb condition and worth about $25 million. Together, they record the growth of Western civilization through everything from a Dead Sea Scroll fragment to “Gone With the Wind.” Selling rare books, Sharpe said, is a way to keep dealing in a world he loves. “I’m obsessive compulsive, and I’ve found a great outlet that’s socially acceptable,” he joked. Sharpe didn’t come to the rarefied world of antiquarian books through academia. A fifth-generation Californian, he left home in Calaveras County at just 15. “It was too provincial,” he said. After taking a series of manual jobs – transporting chickens and digging ditches among them – he opened his first business, private mailboxes, at 17. “I worked very hard to make a living, and in the last six or seven years my business has given me enough free time to focus on collecting books,” said Sharpe, who moved on from ditch-digging to a career in financial services. Now he has the time to go after the books he wants “with a vengeance,” spending six or seven hours a day tracking them down. With the help of rare book expert Michael Des Marais, he has accumulated a starting inventory both men expect to draw bibliophiles worldwide. “We’ve already had people from London, the East Coast, New Zealand,” said Des Marais, who manages the book store and will build up the stock through “auctions, private sales, estates and savvy book scouts” worldwide. They expect to get local customers, too – possibly from another local rare book repository. “We do have most books of the books he has,” said Alan Jutzi, curator of rare books at the Huntington Library. “But the other thing is, he has books in spectacular condition, and these are hard to come by these days,” Jutzi said. He admitted to coveting Sharpe’s copy of Lewis and Clark’s voyage, in its original boards – early books were sold with cardboard covers so owners could choose their own binding. “The Huntington does not have it like that, ours has been rebound,” he said. “(Sharpe) has books that, for their condition alone, jump out at you as looking pretty much as they did when they were printed,” Jutzi said. “Despite his short time doing it, he’s considered a major collector among collectors.” Sharpe started out with Western Americana, partly, he said, because his great-great-grandfather led a wagon train to California, and growing up in Gold Rush country, he felt “an affinity” with the West. But he soon moved on to the Holy Grail of book collecting: “Printing and the Mind of Man,” a 1963 list of 424 of the most important books in Western civilization. He has 170 of them. Sharpe loves to handle his books and show them to groups or visitors. “He had book parties at Christmas, showing fabulous rare books, and a good time was had by all,” Des Marais said. But Sharpe “doesn’t read the literature,” which includes pristine first editions of everything from “Jane Eyre,” at $125,000, to Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” at a more modest $6,000. “I get a paperback!” he said. Sharpe admits to feeling “almost romantic” about his books, and he gets passionate about some favorites: a Shakespeare Folio, a copy of “Structure of the Human Body” printed in Basel in 1543, worth $750,000, that he describes as “without question the finest in the world.” “The prices the authors paid to write some of this,” he said, gesturing to the works lining his two-story library. “It’s hard not to realize you’re sitting in the midst of history. Much of what we are today is on the shelves right here.” (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But now Sharpe is ready to go from book collector to bookseller. Michael Sharpe Rare & Antiquarian Books has just opened in a historic Craftsman house at 569 S. Marengo Ave., with a catalogued inventory worth around $8 million, about 20 percent of it from the personal collection kept at his Pasadena home. “It was a little bit of a wrench,” Sharpe said of shipping some of his private library off to the store. “I decided to keep history and science over literature,” he said. “I love them all, but it can take six to eight years to build up an inventory … `Frankenstein’ was hard to let go.” It’s listed at $18,500. last_img


first_imgFROM SEAN DOHERTY AT PARKHEAD: THERE were remarkable scenes here at Parkhead this afternoon as Celtic fans where ‘Bhoyed’ up despite losing the title to Rangers.As it became clear that Rangers were going to take the title after going into a 3-0 lead at Kilmarnock in the first nine minutes, there was a deathly mood at Celtic Park.But as we began the process of beating Motherwell, the mood changed. Rangers winning the title no longer seemed to matter. A large crowd of us have been travelling to Glasgow from Donegal all season (and for many other seasons). When Derry man Paddy McCourt scored our fourth goal we decided ‘What the hell do we care’ and we all did a massive Hoops Huddle.That’s what is different about Celtic fans. The lyrics of our fan songs say it – we follow them through thick and thin.Rangers won 5-1 at Rugby Park. Kilmarnock never got over that first ten minutes.Here at Celtic Park, the Hoops did us proud. We played football the Celtic way today. We had 65% of possession and 15 attempts at goal.Goals from Hooper and Samaras in the first half and two more from Maloney and McCourt in the second saw us beat Motherwell 4-0.As fans we have paid tribute to our side. They’ve done their best.And many of us will be back in Glasgow next weekend to watch our Hoops take on Motherwell again – this time in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.After all we are Celtic supporters, faithful through and through. Over and Over, we will follow you. * We hope to have video of Celtic fans’ loyalty to their side later tonight.REMARKABLE SCENES AS HOOPS FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TEAM DESPITE RANGERS TITLE VICTORY was last modified: May 15th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Swansea come back from behind to beat Sheffield United

first_img ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi Chris Wilder will be left wondering how the game got away from the Blades possible standings However, neither side threatened to break the deadlock in what was a pretty lifeless first-half.After the break, the game opened up and Chris Wilder’s side started asking a few questions of their Welsh opponents.David McGoldrick should have done better with a finish from the edge of the box while John Lundstram made a complete hash of a clear chance moments later.Tom Carroll’s rasping effort on the hour whistled past the post at the other end.Moments later, the deadlock was broken when Baldock got on the end of a well-worked Blades move down the left to tuck the ball into the corner of the net.Potter brought Jefferson Montero on to try and cause the Sheffield back line problems and it did lead to more clear-cut chances for the visitors.United keeper Dean Henderson was forced into making a spectacular save to deny Jay Fulton on 68 minutes. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday who plays? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? smart causal 3 Swansea’s began life back in the Championship with a fantastic comeback victory over Sheffield United.The Swans looked destined for a defeat when George Baldock’s precise finish put the hosts a goal up with less than half an hour to go. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights NEW ERA However, Ollie McBurnie’s poacher’s goal on 70 minutes levelled the game up.They controlled the game from that point and went close with efforts from McBurnie and Barrie McKay as it looked like both sides would share the spoils.But new Swansea manager Graham Potter would come away with a victory in his first competitive game in charge when Yan Dhanda crashed the ball into the net just seconds after being brought on.After suffering relegation from the Premier League last season, many associated with Swansea would have wanted a solid start to their season in the second tier. 3 But Henderson could do nothing to keep out McBurnie’s close range finish moments later after the ball pinballed around the box.Swansea dominated thereafter and McBurnie’s clever headed effort bounced just wide of the post while debutante Barrie McKay’s wonderful effort struck the bar with Henderson beaten all ends up.Striker Dhanda entered the fray on 85 minutes and it was on that very attack which saw him dispatch a loose ball into the net after great work down the left flank from Montero to give Swansea a spirited victory.LINE-UPSSheffield United XI: Henderson, Basham (Duffy 87), Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram (Sharp 79), Fleck, Evans, Stevens, Clarke, McGoldrick (Woodburn 72)Subs not used: Leonard, Stearman, Lafferty, MooreSwansea City XI: Nordfeldt, Roberts, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Olsson (Grimes 72), Celina, Fulton (Dhanda 85), Carroll, Asoro (Montero 63), McBurnie, McKaySubs not used: Dyer, Rodon, Amat, MulderCHAMPIONSHIP TABLE Potter made some effective substitutions in the second-half Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Latest Football News 3last_img read more

Tractor Run in memory of Joseph McGettigan a huge success

first_imgA Tractor Run in memory of Kilmacrennan man Joseph McGettigan took place yesterday, with over 160 tractors taking part.21-year-old Joseph sadly passed away in February this year, with the run being chosen to remember him by as he had a great love for vintage tractors.The family day out included a bouncy castle, face-painting, a barbecue and a pop-up pub, with DJ Tubsy playing music throughout the day. The run took place from Kilmacrennan to Milford, past Golan Chapel, down by Lough Salt, and back down to Kilmacrennan.Joseph’s father Laurence told Donegal Daily that the day was a huge success.“There was a very good turnout, there were 160 tractors and a few vintage cars. People of all ages came, it was a great day,” he said.The idea to host a Tractor Run as a way to remember Joseph was thought of by Joseph’s dad, mum Eileen, his sisters, brother, his girlfriend Louise Carr, and family friends. “Joseph had a good few vintage tractors of his own, and we wanted to keep that alive, he loved doing up his vintage tractors. He had a good pair of hands on him and enjoyed restoring them.”Seven of the tractors that took part were very special, as they belonged to Joseph and Laurence.“After Joseph died, his girlfriend Louise, brother Laurence, and sisters Sarah Marie, Margurite, Lorraine, Mary, Hannah, got a tractor each and drove them during the run.”Sadly Laurence’s mother Margaret passed away last weekend, but Joseph’s family know that she would have been very proud to see how successful the day was and how many people took part in fond remembrance of Joseph.Laurence says that they hope to make the Tractor Run an annual event, and said that they were very well supported in organising the day. Tractor Run in memory of Joseph McGettigan a huge success was last modified: September 27th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:joseph mc gettigankilmacrennanmemorial tractor runlast_img read more

First-half latest: Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

first_imgChelsea fell behind following a scrappy opening at the Liberty Stadium.Gylfi Sigurdsson scored with a volley from the edge of the area to put Swansea ahead after the Blues failed to properly clear.Chelsea had just started to get on top, with Oscar close to opening the scoring.The Brazilian’s effort went just over following a corner, while Ruben-Loftus Cheek had a shot easily saved and was then denied a tap-in by some last-ditch defending.Blues goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, making his first Premier League start since November, was barely tested until a mistake by Matt Miazga forced him to make a fine save from Gylfi Sigurdsson.Alexandre Pato, on his full Premier League debut, showed some bright touches without having a sight of goal.But Sigurdsson’s strike put relegation-threatened Swansea ahead.Gary Cahill failed his late fitness test, meaning Miazga is partnered in central defence by Branislav Ivanovic, who captains the team in the absence of John Terry.Oscar also came in, for Kenedy, while youngsters Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett and Kasey Palmer are on the bench.Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Fer, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Paloschi.Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Ki, Barrow, Routledge, Gomis.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Miazga, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar; Pato. Subs: Courtois, Aina, Kenedy, Colkett, Palmer, Traore, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more