first_imgDANUSKA’S MY GIRL WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT, AS SHE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, SHE GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:10.12 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2019)–Unbeaten now in four consecutive pairings with jockey Geovanni Franco, Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl blasted out of the gate and never looked back, taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes by a half-length over a determined Show It N Moe It. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Danuska’s My Girl, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Shackleford, got six furlongs on a fast track in 1:10.12.“She’s been improving every time I’ve gotten on her,” said Franco, who rode her for the first time in a three length allowance win going six furlongs at Del Mar on Nov. 22. “Jerry said ‘You’re on the fastest horse, just get her out of the gate and she’ll do the rest.  She’s got a big heart and she ran really good.”Breaking from the number two post in a field reduced by scratches to three distaffers aged three and up, Danuska’s My Girl went head and head with Yuvetsi to the five sixteenths pole and then held sway through the lane over California-bred Show It N Moe It.A 3 ¼ length winner in similar fashion of the Grade III, six furlong Las Flores Stakes on April 7, Danuska’s My Girl was off at 4-5 and paid $3.80 to win. (Win wagering only).“Geovanni rides her really good, no question,” said Hollendorfer. “She’s been training really well and she’s put on a lot of weight. We have given her plenty of time between races and we think she’s doing well that way…We just hope to keep her going.  We’re probably going to look at that race at Los Alamitos, the Great Lady M (Grade II, six furlongs on July 6).”With her second consecutive graded stakes win in-hand, Danuska’s My Girl is now 14-5-2-4 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $258,810.Trained by Gary Sherlock and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Show It N Moe It, a 4-year-old daughter of Grace Upon Grace, was off at 7-5 and finished 20 lengths in front of Yuvetsi.Fractions on the race were 21.73, 45.10 and 57.42.last_img read more

Spurs face £852MILLION of loan repayments to cover cost of their new stadium

first_imgTOTTENHAM will have to fork out £852MILLION in loan repayments to cover the cost of their new stadium.According to their latest set of accounts, the North Londoners must pay back the staggering sum which relates to cash borrowed to build the 62,000-seat arena.7 Tottenham face a staggering £852m in loan repayments to cover the cost of their new stadium7 Daniel Levy oversaw the project which has led to far greater matchday revenues for the North LondonersThe total repayment includes a whopping £215m in interest which puts the overall liability at just over £852m.As well as using some of their own cash reserves, Spurs initially borrowed £637m from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC to cover the stadium project.Before chairman Daniel Levy refinanced £525m of that debt into a long-term bond scheme last September.Official documents show the average length of all remaining stadium related loans – some of which run until 2050 – is 23 years with an interest rate of 2.66 per cent APR.7Figures in the latest accounts for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Ltd to 30 June 2019 show the club must pay back an average of £37m-a-year until 2042 to pay off the full amount.However, the North Londoners have the option of making interest only payments for the first ten years of the arrangements.To put the £37m figure into context, over the past five years prior to the most recent January transfer window Spurs have had a net transfer spend of approximately £21m-a-season.But although the sums sound huge, the repayments will be more than manageable thanks to the huge increase in matchday revenue the new stadium has brought compared to old White Hart Lane.Spurs average around £5m-revenue-per-home-game in the new ground meaning their matchday takings look set to well exceed £100m-a-year for the foreseeable future.These numbers are more than DOUBLE the £45.3m matchday revenue the club bagged in 2017 – the last season at their old stadium.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 InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidAnd that is without taking into account other hosted events like the NFL and Anthony Joshua’s postponed fight with Kubrat Pulev which also bring in extra cash.However, as a result, the current sporting blackout brought on by Covid-19 is hitting Spurs hard as their business model relies heavily on such income.Tottenham valued their impressive new home at £1.1billion in the latest accounts.7 Various loans were consolidated as part of a refinancing package7 Spurs value their 62,000 seat arena at £1.1billion7 The loans run for an average period of 23 years from 2019 – with some going until 20507Oliver Dowden announces plans to bring back live sport as spread of COVID-19 slowslast_img read more

Top 10 unknown quantities for 2017

first_img10. Mose Masoe (Dragons)St George Illawarra Dragons beat out several other clubs for Masoe’s signature before last year. After two seasons spent at English glamour club St Helens – where he won a premiership under now Newcastle coach Nathan Brown – Masoe returned to Australia in hope of reigniting his NRL career. On the eve of this year’s Auckland Nines however Masoe suffered a devastating ACL injury. Further complications to the same knee have thrown his pre-season into disarray in another blow to his anticipated return.9. Dan Sarginson (Titans)Thin backline stocks means the Titans could be relying on England international Dan Sarginson to make a big impact next year. Following the departures of Nene MacDonald, David Mead and Josh Hoffman, Sarginson is set to be thrown straight into the mix against the Roosters in Round 1. The Australian-born England international arrives in the Gold Coast with 125 games in England’s Super League under his belt. However Sarginson was restricted to just one Test in the recent Four Nations, with Wayne Bennett opting for a centre pairing of Kallum Watkins and Mark Percival instead.8. Shaun Nona (Dragons)If you asked Brisbane Broncos assistant coach Jason Demetriou a couple of months ago who was the best playmaker without an NRL contract, he’d tell you Nona was it. After helping Demetriou’s Illawarra Cutters to State Championship glory in October, Nona was rewarded with a one-year NRL contract at the Dragons. Following Drew Hutchison’s recent ACL injury, the stage is potentially set for Nona to make his first-grade debut. 7. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)On his day Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is one of the most lethal fullbacks in the NRL. It was something he’d hoped to continue at the Warriors last year following his shock departure from the Roosters, but an ACL injury put a stop to that with Tuivasa-Sheck restricted to just seven games in his debut season at the Warriors. Time will tell how his recovery has impacted his speed, agility and explosiveness. 6. Jarryd Hayne (Titans)Hayne’s decision to sign with the Gold Coast late last season sent shockwaves throughout the entire game. After fleeting careers in the NFL and rugby sevens, Hayne featured in the final six games of the Titans’ season.  Unfortunately Hayne saved his worst performance for the Titans’ qualifying final against Brisbane. While it wasn’t ideal at the time, it may provide essential motivation for the season ahead. 5. Kane Elgey (Titans)Elgey has 16 NRL games to his name but it would’ve been more if not for a brutal ACL injury suffered in January. While he missed the entire season, the Titans were able to find plenty of positives in new halves duo Tyrone Roberts and Ash Taylor. Taylor was in fact named the Dally M Rookie of the Year and will partner Johnathan Thurston in the Indigenous All Stars team next February. Time will tell how Elgey fits into coach Neil Henry’s squad considering the Titans made the finals in 2016 for the first time in six years. 4. Billy Slater (Storm)The Storm, Maroons and Australian legend has had an unhappy past two seasons. Restricted to just eight games since 2015 due to a chronic shoulder, Slater’s hopeful return could prove to be the final roll of the dice on his storied career. Slater only managed to play in the Storm’s Round 1 win over the Dragons last season and has plenty of work to do if he is to reclaim his representative jumpers from incumbent custodian Darius Boyd.3. Jamal Idris (Wests Tigers)The well-travelled Idris’s return to the NRL in 2017 is a scary prospect. Regardless of where he plays at the Wests Tigers, the 26-year-old appears hell-bent on finally living up to his potential. Idris played just six games in his final season at the Panthers two years ago. An ACL injury proved the impetus for Idris to seek a release from the foot of the mountains so he could go and explore the world. How will he fare as a Tiger next season?2. Kieran Foran (Warriors)Well-publicised off-field dramas may have derailed Foran’s big-money deal at the Eels but in the Warriors he may find a safe haven. Offered the chance to play alongside plenty of his New Zealand international teammates, Foran is hopeful of thriving away from the Sydney limelight. On the field, his signing could be a massive coup for the Warriors – a spine of Foran, Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Johnson and Issac Luke is a scary prospect for the 15 other clubs. 1. Dave Taylor (Raiders)We should preface this by saying Dave Taylor is no guarantee of playing in the NRL next year. Signed by the Canberra Raiders on a train-and-trial contract, the former Queensland and Australian enforcer has plenty of hoops to jump through before he confirms his place in Ricky Stuart’s squad. Taylor spent the past 12 months in the south of France but was released following the Catalans’ poor end to the Super League season. If he can get back to his best he could be the final piece of the puzzle for an already strong Canberra side.last_img read more

Dogs finish strongly to down Rabbitohs

first_imgBoth teams struggled for ideas in attack but the spark from Reynolds was the difference, repeatedly causing the Rabbitohs’ flimsy left-edge defence all manner of problems.The team’s composure also lifted when halfback Matt Frawley was injected in the 25th minute, pushing Moses Mbye to hooker and Michael Lichaa to the bench.Another pair of huge efforts from props Aiden Tolman and James Graham provided the platform for Reynolds’ second-half heroics while Souths are left searching for answers after being unable to capitalise on a series of attacking chances.An extended, tentative feeling out period in the first 20 minutes of the match in which each side’s defence was more than equal to the lacklustre attack of the other saw the scores level at 2-all courtesy of a pair of penalty goals.The first try came when Souths fullback Alex Johnston showed blinding speed to show up Josh Reynolds then streak away from Brett Morris in the 29th minute.Josh Reynolds immediately got his revenge, putting in a dedicated chase to his own grubber kick to ground a try as Johnston tried to shepherd the ball dead instead of taking the safe option.Kerrod Holland shanked the conversion but levelled up shortly after through a second penalty kick with barely a minute until half time.A bizarre passage of play shortly before half time saw Souths find a one-point lead at the break.James Graham tried a pass to winger Marcelo Montoya from kick-off following the Holland penalty goal that could well have sent the rookie streaking into space but the pass went forward into touch giving Souths a final play before the siren.Adam Reynolds calmly snapped a field goal from the last play of the half to earn his team a 9-8 advantage.Souths had marginally the better of the opening stages of the second half and missed out on three tries in eight minutes.First the bunker rightly overruled one to Bryson Goodwin for an obstruction by Robert Jennings and the same player was held up eight minutes later. In between a stunning try saver from Josh Reynolds on his namesake Adam Reynolds inches away from the Dogs’ line saved a certain four-pointer.The Bulldogs had fewer issues in attack when they finally got their chance and it all came from Josh Reynolds.Another clean line break split Souths to set the scene for Josh Jackson to crash over in the 63rd minute before a deft inside ball from Graham sent Brett Morris screaming through a gap, allowing a supporting Mbye to fire a wide ball out to Holland to score in the corner and in the blink of an eye the Dogs went from 9-8 down to 20-9 ahead.Souths lost another try for obstruction when John Sutton was pinged for standing in the Dogs’ defensive line.Canterbury’s third try of the half came when Montoya brilliantly marked a towering bomb, offloading back to Tolman whose pass saw Josh Morris produce a slick grounding inside the left hand corner post and a 24-9 win.Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 (J Reynolds, Jackson, Holland, J Morris tries; Holland 4 goals) defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 9 (Johnston try; A Reynolds 2 goals; A Reynolds field goal) at ANZ Stadium. Half-time: Rabbitohs 9-8. Crowd: 35,984.last_img read more

Folkes memorial: Legend defined Bulldogs culture

first_imgThe service for Folkes, who died suddenly of a heart attack last week aged 59, was more than just a celebration of the life of the former club stalwart – it was a re-enforcement of Bulldogs culture.Folkes, who passed away one day short of the fifth anniversary of the death of his wife Karen, the daughter of Bulldogs patriarch Peter “Bullfrog” Moore, defined that culture from the time he joined the club in 1978 until the end of his 11-year coaching reign in 2008.In between, he won four premierships as a player and guided the Bulldogs to grand final glory in 2004, but those who worked or played alongside and under him said he achieved much more during his 245 games as a secondrower and 288 matches as coach.”I walked through here the other day and once again saw the Bulldogs values on the wall. Tough. Resilient. Family. This is Steven to a tee,” said Alan Thompson, who studied teaching with Folkes in Wollongong and later became the Bulldogs football manager. “His personal values represent the culture of this great club and this was how he lived his life.”Peter Mortimer, another close friend and a former team-mate, said Folkes had set the standards for training and playing in his first season, which coincided with the appointment of renowned fitness guru Dave Cooper.”Steve always finished 1,2 or 3 in any drill Dave set,” Mortimer recounted. “He created a culture which has developed and become club standard, even today. The culture is ‘never give up, never let your mate down and if you are going to do something give it everything you have got’.”Former Bulldogs captain and current director Steve Price, who played under Folkes and his brother-in-law Chris Anderson, another new director, said: “The difference between Chris and Folkesy was that you didn’t have to beat Chris at training”.However, Folkes’ greatest attribute may have been his ability to keep the team together amid the adversity of the 2002 salary cap scandal and the 2004 police investigation into sexual assault allegations during a pre-season camp in Coffs Harbour.”In 2002, we didn’t get to do what we set out to do and we had a number of meetings here about the salary cap,” Price said of the 37 competition points the club was docked for cheating the salary cap.”On the day the NRL CEO at the time, David Gallop, rang to tell us the findings, we were here late and I got a phone call on my way home from Folkesy.”He said ‘I got pulled up by the police on the way home and the policeman said you are going to lose three points’. Folkesy said ‘I just lost 37 so another three is not going to make any difference’.”He set a standard, he was tough, resilient, he certainly got everything out of himself that he could and he did the same with his players.”In 2004, he was the biggest supporter of all the players with what we were going through and the reason that group of boys won the comp that year was because of him.”If you look at how the year started and how it finished, there wouldn’t be too many teams or clubs that would have been able to do that.”Former team-mate Graeme Hughes said Folkes legacy could be to reunite the club after the recent football club board elections in which Bulldogs great Steve Mortimer was the only incumbent to survive.”Naturally they are wanting to go back to what we were, the blue-and-white, and if you wanted an example of that they have got it here in Folkesy,” Hughes said.”What he bought through all of those eras from ‘The Entertainers’ to ‘The Dogs of War’ and then as a coach, he just embodied everything about the club.”Hughes was among hundreds of current and former players who attended the service, including Terry Lamb, Hazem El Masri, Dean Pay, Andrew Ryan, Darren Britt, Tas Baiteri, George Peponis, Royce Simmons, Steve Roach, Michael Hagan, Wayne Pearce, Paul Dunn, Darryl Brohman, Andrew Farrar, Bradley Clyde, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Willie Mason, Mark O’Meley and Braith Anasta.”To send him out here at Belmore Oval is very special,” Anasta said. “There is not many people in our game who can achieve what he has achieved, both as a coach and a player – and as a human being.”He deserves the accolades he has received and the support of the people who have turned out here today, whether it be fans or ex-players, just shows the integrity of the man. “Folkesy embodies the culture of the Canterbury Bulldogs – toughness, standing by your mate, family. That is why he was so successful and that is why the club when he was playing or coaching usually did pretty well.”Jillaroos captain Ruan Sims was among the speakers and told of the impact Folkes also had on the women’s game by introducing a new level of professionalism during his time as coach between 2014 and 2016.After the eulogies, Reverend Ken Clendenning, the club chaplain from 1993 to 2008, called on former team-mates, coaches, colleagues and players Folkes had coached to form a guard of honour for his casket, while Anderson thanked the Bulldogs family and broader rugby league community.”We know that he never wanted anything churchy but he forgot that this really is the church of the Bulldogs,” she said.last_img read more

Trukai gives another K50,000 to PNG Weightlifting

first_imgIn store for PNG’s weightlifters are the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships next month in Houston, USA, the 2016 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships and the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Fiji.PNG Weightlifting Federation president Sir John Dawanincura thanked Trukai, saying the future of the sport looked good. “We are ever grateful to Trukai for their ongoing sponsorship to weightlifting since 1995 and we look forward to continuing this relationship into the future.“We will send our strongest senior and junior teams overseas to compete in the World Weightlifting Championships and Oceania Weightlifting Championships which are qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympics later in August. “From here, we hope to send three of the top weightlifters down to Rio once they are approved by the PNG Olympic Committee,” said Dawanincura.Trukai’s sales and marketing general manager Andrew Daubney said Trukai was proud to be part of a sport that was growing from strength to strength.“We can only continue our support and hope our weightlifters lift bigger and bigger weights and have more and more success and put PNG on the world map as one of the best in weightlifting,” said Daubney.last_img read more

Ipatas cup set for next month

first_imgThe competition will kick off with the Lae and Momase challenge on December 18 and finish in Wabag with the grand final on February 21, 2016.All interested teams have been invited to register by depositing K1000 as registration directly into the Cup’s BSP account (#1001 682 713).CCIC CEO Timothy Lepa said for this season only eight teams will be accepted for each challenge and therefore the first eight that pay their registrations in full in each centre with receipts produced to the officials will be accepted to participate, besides meeting other technical requirements.“To avoid inconvenience, teams are to liaise with officials to ensure affiliation is done on time,” Lepa said.Further inquires can be done by contacting CCIC official Sam Koi on 7054 4851.last_img read more

The new Supercup opens in Movistar +: guide of schedules and deployment of AS and the SER

first_imgThe new Spanish Super Cup is here, the four-pole tournament that raised so much controversy over the election of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) as the venue and whose broadcast was on the air for a while in our country. From today until Sunday the remodeled competition can be seen by Movistar Champions League (dial 50 of Movistar +) and also through mitele PLUS, the Mediaset subscription platform.AS will also turn to the tournament with the most complete information of the special envoys, the live shows of each match and all the videos.Television and radioThe action will start this Wednesday from 20:00 with the first semifinal between Valencia and Real Madrid. On Thursday, at the same time, it will be the turn for the second semifinal that will be played by Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. The final will be played on Sunday at 19:00. There will be no match for third and fourth place.Movistar + has confirmed that it will make the deployment of great occasions and that it will move its usual team to King Abdullah Stadium. He will narrate the Carlos Martínez meetings, accompanied in the comments by Michael Robinson and Julio Maldonado. Monica Marchante will conduct the interviews in the box and Ricardo Sierra will bring the information to the field. The new Spanish Super Cup will also be played on the waves. The SER has also prepared a special coverage both for the semifinals and for the final transfer to Yeda to his team of narrators: Antonio Romero, Lluís Flaquer, Miguel Martín Talavera and Pedro Morata. On the wireless will be Anton Meana.Sports Carousel, with Dani Garrido in front, will connect today and tomorrow from 7:20 p.m. and Sunday from 7 p.m., one hour before the final. The matches will be commented, as always, Álvaro Benito, Kiko Narváez, Pedja Mijatovic, Luis Suárez Miramontes, Gustavo López, Javier Subirats, Alfredo Relaño, Marcos López, Jordi Martí, Pablo Pinto and Tomás Roncero.After the action will arrive the time of analysis and debate in The spar directed by Manu Carreño with the usual team of commentators.Real Madrid TV and Barça TV will broadcast their respective pre and post programs on match day with the reactions of the main protagonists.last_img read more

Listen to the audio of the insults between the two maximum shareholders of Extremadura

first_imgNew episode of the confrontation, increasingly evident, between the two parties that control the Board of Directors of Extremadura UD. Once the sale of the club failed in the past Christmas, the distancing between both parties is increasingly evident and has lived a rather unpleasant episode in the rest of this Saturday’s game between Extremadura and Tenerife. The VIP area of ​​the stadium has been the setting chosen for the monumental anger, with very hard insults that have starred Manuel Franganillo, president of the club, and Antonio Muñoz, right hand of the Oliver family. Currently, both parties control the Board of Directors of the Extremadura club at 50%. And it is more than evident the interest of both groups to throw this advice to the opposite side. The situation of the team, which today lost to Tenerife and that sinks a little more in relegation positions, seems to move several investor groups that would have been interested in acquiring part of the shareholding in recent months.last_img read more

Atlético de Madrid is choked by the greats

first_imgEI Athletic play tomorrow against Valencia, a direct rival in the fight for positions Champions. The team of Simeone he managed to finish last day in fourth place and now he would play Champions League, the great goal of the club at each start of the season. Now visit the complicated fief of Mestalla and he needs to keep winning to establish himself in these first places. And the numbers are not very favorable to the Simeone team, who does not know how to win the big ones. Atlético has not defeated this campaign to any of its direct rivals for the important positions in the table: Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia and Real Sociedad. The rojiblanco team has not won any of the matches that faced them.Before Real Madrid the balance is a draw and a defeat. The draw came in the clash of the first round in the Wanda Metropolitano. In the meeting of Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid won 1-0 and broke a streak of several years in which Atlético did not lose in Madrid’s feud in the league tournament. Against Barcelona, ​​Atlético lost by the minimum, 0-1, in a match that decided Messi with a great goal in the 86th minute of the match. Atlético made a great first half, had many occasions, but Barcelona escaped alive again from the Wanda Metropolitano. Against Valencia, his next rival, tied for a goal in the rojiblanco stadium. A game that Atlético had very dominated but that was complicated in the final minutes. Framework Diego Costa, of penalty, but tied Equal in the 81st minute and Atlético had to settle for a point. Against Sevilla, a new draw for a goal in a match that the Madrid team had to win. He started losing but tied Morata. Diego Costa missed a penalty and the last play of the game was controversial with the rojiblancos asking for a penalty, since the Sevilla player Koundé He held the ball with his hand on the same goal line.Before Real Sociedad, another rival who aspires to enter the Champions League, Atlético fell defeated on the fourth day. It was the first red and white stumble this season. The Cholo team could get ahead, did not and ended up losing 2-0.In total, six games against the greats, with no wins, three draws and three losses. And what is more worrying, with only two goals in favor. And six against. Of the top teams, Atlético did beat the Getafe, who occupies the third position.Last year the numbers were similar. He could not win at Barcelona (tie at home and defeat away) or at Madrid (draw at Bernabéu and defeat at home) or at Sevilla (tied both). Against Valencia he tied for Mestalla and won at home 3-2. A match won from eight. Yes, he won the two he played against Real Sociedad.last_img read more