Wow Wow on brink of Series history

first_imgGARY Subratie has sights on a Boxing Day double, a WOW WOW romp in the Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes, which should make the bay colt the first horse to bag the $1-million bonus for sweeping the Supreme Ventures Limited Jamaica Two-Year-Old Series, which, along with the purse, would effectively hand his owner, Michros, his first owner’s title.Unbeaten in seven races after losing on debut, WOW WOW will chase history, some time after 1:30 p.m. in the third event on the nine-race Boxing Day card. Wayne DaCosta’s FEARLESS CHAMPION, who was five and a half lengths behind WOW WOW in last month’s Pick-3 Super Challenge, at seven furlongs, should again be the exacta horse.Subratie’s SENTIENT will start favourite in the eighth event at seven and a half furlongs. Tread carefully, though SENTIENT, on paper, appears to be the horse to beat after being cut down by a flying PRINCESS AVA at a mile two Saturdays ago, losing by two and three-quarter lengths in a fast-run 1:37.3.SENTIENT reported with one easy gallop, 1:10.1 for five and a half, the last five in 1:03.0, with what appeared to be vet wraps on all four, a little over a month after placing fourth in the November 9 Diamond Mile.Prepping for Thursday’s race, SENTIENT still hasn’t been asked a serious question at exercise, some six and a half weeks after the Diamond Mile, for which he had contrastingly warmed up with a zippy 1:06.1 for five and a half furlongs.Richard Azan’s DUKE might appear a tempting backup horse after closing for second behind speedy TREVOR’S CHOICE at five and a half furlongs a week ago, clearly needing more real estate. However, running on at five and a half, past tiring sprinters, doesn’t translate to beating middle-distance runners at seven and a half furlongs.Should SENTIENT, now fitted with a visor, replacing blinkers, falter again in the stretch run, Anthony Nunes’ TRICKY ONE, PRINCESS AVA’s stablemate, who was only three-quarter length behind him in third place at a mile, could be the spoiler, although carrying topweight 126lb. ainsley.walters@gleanerjm.com Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to publish the Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited tipster competition, tipster standings, and today’s final programme. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.last_img read more

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Bristol Sport TV – Featuring Korey Smith

first_imgAlso on this week’s show:Highlights and reaction from Bristol Rugby’s 16-21 victory over London ScottishBristol Flyers fool fans into thinking Bristol City defender Aden Flint had signed for the club on April Fools’ day.Dino Zamparelli reflects on a win and another podium finish in the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup opening round at Brands HatchThere’s an exclusive interview with Jack Taylor of Gloucestershire Cricket who discusses plans for the season aheadAn update on the latest Ashton Gate Stadium redevelopment, as seating installation begins on the upper tier of the West StandNever miss another episode, click here to subscribe to Bristol Sport TV on YouTube.last_img read more

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USC Baseball Coach Gets Extension

first_imgColumbia, SC (WLTX) – University of South Carolina Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook has gotten a two-year contract extension.The Board of Trustees approved the deal that will keep Holbrook as the leader of the team through the 2019 season.“I want to thank the Board of Trustees, Dr. Pastides and Coach Tanner for their unwavering commitment to the entire Gamecock baseball program and me,” Holbrook said in a statement. “It is really neat and comforting to be surrounded by such great leadership. South Carolina is a special place with the best fans in the country and I am fortunate to work with an incredible staff and a group of great players that continue to represent this university the right way. We look forward to getting back out on the field soon and are excited for the upcoming season and the years ahead.”Holbrook has coached the Gamecocks for three seasons since taking over for Ray Tanner, who left the job to become USC’s Athletics Director. In that time he’s led the team to three straight playoff appearances and a .696 winning percentage, the second-highest win margin over the first two seasons of any coach in school history.Last year the Gamecocks were 44-18, with an 18-12 mark in SEC play. The team set an all-time attendance record at home last season of 305,564, during the campaign.last_img read more

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Jennifer Hudson dishes on former co-stars in November issue of “Cosmopolitan”

first_imgABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) — The Voice coach Jennifer Hudson is Cosmopolitan‘s November cover star, and inside the pages of the magazine she gives one-word answers to describe a few of her former co-stars, like Beyoncé and Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker. JHud calls Bey “Sisterly” and Sarah “Genuine.” As for Adam Sandler and Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson, the former is is “Funny,” while Taraji is unmistakably Jennifer’s “Homegirl.”  The “Walk It Out” singer also dishes on another co-star — fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton — telling Cosmo that if given the chance to pick one of the show’s coaches to guide her, it would be “Blake, because we have the most similar taste in music.”As for JHud’s dream costar, she answers, “Jennifer Lawrence,” and adds that she’d love to guest-star on HBO’s “Insecure with Issa Rae.” To read more of Jennifer Hudson’s interview, pick up Cosmopolitan‘s November issue, which hits newsstands Tuesday, October 10.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Spring flowers are here at Mill Creek Lumber!

first_imgSPRING FLOWERS ARE HERE!  – MILL CREEK LUMBER, 623 E 16th St, Wellington (620-326-2083)Mill Creek Lumber has received their first plant order!!They have several hanging baskets, planters and 4″ vegetable plants to choose from.Great addition to any Easter decor.MANY MORE TO COME IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.last_img

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East, West… end of the world?

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT UNSURPRISINGLY, opinion amongst the Ellinbank league’s 15 teams is largely divided about the switch back to a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Shortlist shot at Premier’s award

first_imgA Beaconsfield dental clinic and a Phillip Island nature campaign have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Kyra Gillespie last_img

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Daniel, Spickes Earn Southland Men’s Track and Field Weekly Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian junior sprinter Rosen Daniel and Central Arkansas freshman pole vaulter Daniel Spickes were named Southland Conference Men’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Honorable Mention: Cass Brown-Stewart, Stephen F. Austin; Connor Ryan, Central Arkansas. Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Daniel Spickes, Central ArkansasSpickes broke UCA’s record in the pole vault this past weekend at the Southern Illinois Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. The Rogers, Ark. (Rogers Heritage H.S.), native recorded a vault of 16 feet and 3.50 inches (4.97 meters) for a second place finish among a field of 12 competitors. Spickes mark broke the previous school record of 4.87 meters and helped the Bears claim a second place finish out of seven teams at the invitational. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Rosen Daniel, Abilene ChristianDaniel posted the fastest times this year in the Southland indoor season over the weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque, recording altitude-adjusted 200-meter and 400-meter marks of 21.27 and 46.89 for fourth and second place, respectively. The Castries, St. Lucia, native also came in fifth in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:12.79. Daniel moved up to third among ACU’s all-time top performers with his 400m time and his 200m mark was the second fastest in ACU indoor history. The junior Coppin State transfer’s 4x400m relay posted the 10th fastest time in ACU indoor history.center_img Honorable Mention: Trey Darty, Stephen F. Austin. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the athletes of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own student-athlete. To receive honorable mention, an athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

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Poro maintains winning streak

first_imgThis time the defending champions hammered tail enders Blue Kumuls 5-nil in what was a one-sided affair.Poro again demonstrated what a champion side is with skillful defense and attack, resulting in what could have been more goals, but credit must go to young goal keeper Ismael Thai who saved several definite goals.The boys from Bumbu Barracks had opportunities to score with striker Colin Rimbao kept at bay by Poro’s strong backline.A good footwork by Troy Gunemba, back from a two-week suspension, to Obed Dika, saw Poro opening their goal tally in the 14th minute.Fifteen minutes later, Peter Dabinyaba Jr scored to extend their lead to 2-nil at half time.Again the boys in blue allowed complacency in the second when they were showing signs of a strong comeback in the second half.Poro meant business and showed no mercy in the final half with three goals to consolidate their win as they are currently running fourth on the competition ladder.The remaining games before the finals series start early next month. The boys in white must win all their games as the top ladder is open and is anybody’s race between leaders City United, Bumayong United, Zilu Scientific West and newcomers Eriku Wawens.CAPTION: Blue Kumuls Robert Daba (blue) dribbles the ball as a Poro player comes in to attack in yesterday’s (Sunday) LFA men’s A league competition. Poro won 5-nil.last_img read more

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We’re here to beat America, not Tiger Woods, insists McIlroy

first_imgRory McIlroy insists Europe would be “silly” to focus on beating a rejuvenated Tiger Woods as they look to maintain their brilliant home record and regain the Ryder Cup in Paris.McIlroy was in the final group with Woods on Sunday as the 14-time major winner won his first title since 2013 and 80th on the PGA Tour in the Tour Championship in Atlanta.It was a win which reverberated around the sporting world given that Woods himself had reportedly told Jack Nicklaus “I’m done” in April 2017, before undergoing spinal fusion surgery in a last-ditch bid to save his career.The following month’s DUI arrest only deepened the sense that Woods’ incredible career was over, but, after returning to action in November, his performances this season, including leading the Open with eight holes to play and finishing second in the US PGA, indicated that was certainly not the case.Sunday’s win proved it beyond doubt, but Woods had a poor Ryder Cup record even at the peak of his powers and won just half a point from four matches in his last appearance at Medinah in 2012.“This week he’s one of 12,” McIlroy said. “We’re not looking at any individuals. We’re just trying to beat the US team. It’s great what he did on Sunday. It was great for golf. It brings a lot of excitement to the game.“I think to focus on one player is silly, especially when I might not even see him at any point this week because I mightn’t be on the course with him or play against him. We’re looking to beat the US team. We’re not looking to just beat Tiger Woods.”Asked if there was an element of intimidation to playing alongside Woods on Sunday, McIlroy, who struggled to a closing 74, joked: “That East Lake rough was really tough, yeah. That was the most intimidating part about it.“I started hitting a few drives left and right early and I didn’t actually have quite a good view from the trees on Sunday. I couldn’t really see what was happening too much.”Woods has tasted victory just once in seven Ryder Cup appearances as a player, at Brookline in 1999, but was a vice-captain when the United States won 17-11 at Hazeltine.And McIlroy admits that defeat, the first he had experienced in the contest, has been on his mind ever since the home team’s celebrations began.“I’ve been excited for this for basically since the last day in Hazeltine when we weren’t the ones spraying champagne for a change,” the 29-year-old said.“It doesn’t seem that it’s been that long or this is going to be my fifth Ryder Cup, but they have all been wonderful experiences for different reasons and I’m sure this time will be no different.“Going into my first Ryder Cup I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. I still thought it was this team event that really doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things. I was more concerned about individual titles and all that.“Once I got on to that first tee at Celtic Manor on Friday morning, I thought, ‘Oh, this is a little different than I expected’.”McIlroy has played in every possible session in his four Ryder Cup appearances to date and is likely to play five times in Paris, although he concedes that he “hit a wall” in his highly-charged singles loss to Patrick Reed at Hazeltine.“I could play [at a high level] for nine holes and then it suddenly hit me,” McIlroy said. “It sort of reached its crescendo on the eighth green, and the last 10 holes weren’t quite as good.“I look back at the last Ryder Cup and it wasn’t just Sunday. It was Friday and Saturday. I’m surprised I had a voice left at the end of the week. It looked tiring to have to play golf like that for three days.“So I think I learnt a lot from that. It’s good to get excited, but at the same time, if I need to be called upon to play a late match on Sunday or whatever it is, I want to have all my energy in reserve so that I can give everything for 18 holes because I did hit a wall that back nine on Sunday and it cost me.”last_img read more

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