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Former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad goes on strong worded rant about India’s CAA situation:…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AP/TOIAdvertisement 2gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsx9bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3ivsrd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cihkthWould you ever consider trying this?😱1mj3cCan your students do this? 🌚5ybb2Roller skating! Powered by Firework While Pakistan has finally come out of their decade long ban from ICC from hosting test cricket series, there has been an uprising in the protests and riots against the Citizenship Amendment Act, issued by the Bharatiya Janata Party. Amongst the celebration of the ban lift, Pakistani cricketing legend Javed Miandad has appealed to the International Cricket Council to issue the same ban on India.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/TOIHosting Sri Lanka in their first Test series after the ban, the same team that was the victim of the henious 2009 Lahore attack, when Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Pakistan based terrorist group, opened fire on a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers near the Gaddafi Stadium. Six Sri Lankan cricketers were injured, and six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed.However, Miandad believes the violent clashes between policemen and the rioters in India to be on the same level as the jihadist militants, and made an appeal to the ICC to issue the same ban on India.Advertisement In a video posted on Pakistani blog website PakPassion.net, the 62 year old said:“My message to ICC, please stop all the playing countries (from) touring India. Now you can see, now (we) will see the justice from ICC, what are they going to do and what they are going to say to the world.I want to request ICC to also stop India from touring other countries. Racism is going on in India and hatred against Kashmiris and Muslims. We sportspersons should also raise these issues.”Advertisement The former coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Miandad earned 71 test caps and 15 ODI caps. His last ODI was in 1996 against India, the country that he emphasized on to detest.“I urge all countries to stand for the human being and condemn India. The whole world is watching and everyone is concerned, the UN is talking about it. All the countries should take a stand against India where they are killing people like animals. India should be ashamed. India is finished.” he added.Just a couple of days ago, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani addressed in the same manner, stating that the protests and riots in India makes it much more risky for teams to play cricket rather than Pakistan. Soon after, the BCCI vice president Mahim Verma hit him back with a befitting reply, saying “They should look at security in their own country first and think about it first. We are capable enough to handle our country and security here.”Also read-PCB chief: India ‘far greater security risk’ than Pakistan to play cricket inBCCI fires back over PCB over ‘security’ jibe: Handle Security In Your Own Country First! Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Ranji trophy cricketer found dead; son arrested for murder

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOIAdvertisement lzljNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5gum19Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E62cl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xyrpeWould you ever consider trying this?😱5fpwCan your students do this? 🌚a6bRoller skating! Powered by Firework In a shocking incident, K Jayamohan Thampi, former Ranji Trophy cricketer who played for the Kerala cricket team, was found dead in his home last week. Following a police investigation, it was revealed that he was murdered, and his son Ashwin has been arrested.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOIThampi, the 64 year old former right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who played six first class matches for Kerala, was discovered in a decomposed state at his residence in Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, 36 hours after his death. Police arrived at the scene after a foul malodour was found emitting from his house.Following a suspicious narrative from Thampi’s son Ashwin, police decided to apprehend him, as more than a day had passed since Thampi’s death, and nobody except Ashwin lived in the house.Advertisement The postmortem reports revealed that Thampi died after sustaining a critical head injury. which happened after a drunken brawl with his son, as it was found out after questioning Ashwin.Ashwin, Thampi’s son. (Image Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi)“The father and son had a habit of regularly consuming alcohol together at home. On Saturday too, they consumed liquor,” the investigating officer spoke to Times of India.Advertisement Following the death of Thampi’s wife Anitha two years ago, both father and son lived together in the house.“Aswin, who possessed Jayamohan Thampi’s debit card, wanted to withdraw money from the ATM to buy more liquor, which Thampi refused. This made way for a brawl between them,” the officer revealed the findings from Ashwin’s interrogation.“They brawled on the verandah (Balcony) of the house, where Thampi slipped and fell, banging his face against the floor. He lay there for some time until his son came back and dragged his body back inside the house. Then, he continued to consume liquor until he passed out,” he added.In addition to his short stint with the Kerala cricket team, Thampi also played as a guest cricketer for State Bank of Travancore (SBT), where he also landed a job as a deputy general manager.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Should a footballer be sacked if his wife is racist?Basketballer Amritpal and boxer Neeraj Phogat latest Indian athletes to be caught doping Advertisementlast_img read more

Cricketers and Indian athletes mourn the passing of Sushant Singh Rajput

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/AP/InstagramAdvertisement 5qj6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbsv47Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eey4z1s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9f85vWould you ever consider trying this?😱pCan your students do this? 🌚80dfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sushant Singh Rajput, the revered Bollywood actor and famed for his acclaimed for his portrayal of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’, committed suicide at his home in Mumbai today. While the nation mourns the tragic passing of such a talented actor, cricketers and other sportspersons of the country take to social media to grieve for the 34 year old actor.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/AP/InstagramA celebrated actor in the Indian cricket fandom for his role as Dhoni, along with numerous other films such as ‘Kai Po Che (his debut), Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Kedarnath, Chhichhore etc, that were commended by the cinema frenzy citizens of the country, Rajput was discovered hanging at his residence in Bandra in the early hours of Sunday.From the current and former stars of the Indian cricket team, to many other athletes of the country have taken to Twitter to pay their respects to Rajput.Advertisement This is distressing, can’t come to terms that this has happened. Really disturbing. Brilliant actor RIP brother. pic.twitter.com/eGImqT7SNN— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 14, 2020Am speechless and still can’t believe this news. #SushantSingh Don’t know why 2020 is so horrible. So cruel to lose such a talented actor #sushant so early. RIP.— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 14, 2020Deeply saddened to hear the sudden demise of #SushantSinghRajput. Rest in peace! 🙏 My condolences to his family and loved ones! 🙏— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) June 14, 2020This is unbelievable! Saddened to hear this news. Such a talented and loved actor. I personally loved his acting in MS Dhoni film. May his soul rest in peace and condolences to his loved ones! 🙏💔#SushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/CEaYEZak6F— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) June 14, 2020Totally shaken & shocked to hear the news of #SushantSinghRajput passing away. Can’t imagine what someone must be going through 💔 #RIP pic.twitter.com/uwTNBPZLM8— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 14, 2020Omg no no no!!!— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 14, 2020Gone too soon! #SushantSinghRajput. Strength to the family and friends. #year2020 why? pic.twitter.com/IV6syNWtTa— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) June 14, 2020Shocking! Rest in Peace #SushantSinghRajput.. condolences to his loved ones.. gutted by this news.— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) June 14, 2020So shocked and absolutely gutted to hear this. Sincere condolences and prayers to the family of #SushantSinghRajput. Rest in peace. 💔— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) June 14, 2020Can’t believe this is true . Someone as talented and young and successful !! Deepest condolences to his family . This loss is completely irreparable.@vikrantgupta73 @PTI_News @vijaylokapally pic.twitter.com/wH5H3PyMG1— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) June 14, 2020Tragic news about Sushant Singh Rajput . Om Shanti 🙏🏽 #RIP #SushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/5pCdZwbvDs— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) June 14, 2020If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-When England players tried to sledge Virat Kohli about his love life!Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang could be banned for life over doping charges! Advertisementlast_img read more

Sadness In Halls of Mother Teresa School With News of Impending…

first_imgSome Talk of Bringing the School Back, Or Going CharterBy Joseph SapiaATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Mother Teresa Regional School, a Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton elementary school, is winding down its tenth – and final –year.On Jan. 15, the diocese announced it is closing the school because of declining enrollment and financial difficulties.“The rumors have been going around for some time,” said Alton W. Drake II, president of the school’s board.There is talk of somehow rejuvenating the school – approaching the diocese to reconsider or maybe even forming a charter school, Drake said.Either option seems a dream. Talking to the diocese means talking to the entity ordering the school closed and forming a charter school is a time-consuming process that would mean the school could not reopen until at least the 2017-2018 school year.Now, the school – which has 122 students in pre-kindergarten to 8th grade – is looking to help its students find new schools and its staff to find jobs, said Principal Thomas Sorci.“Our main concern was students,” Sorci said. “We wanted to make sure the (other) Catholic schools accommodate our kids.”Mother Teresa students can transfer to Holy Cross School, Rumson; St. Leo the Great in Lincroft, and St. Mary in Middletown; St. Benedict, Holmdel; and St. James, Red Bank.Thomas Sorci, principal of Mother Teresa Regional School in Atlantic Highlands, on the telephone in the school’s main office.“Some of the kids have looked at schools,” Sorci said. “Some of the families have decided where they want to go. Some have given up on Catholic education.”Area public schools are strong, so there will be positive education, Sorci said. But if the children go to public schools, they will “miss the Catholic element,” he said.Eighth grader Ryan Kennedy started at Mother Teresa in pre-kindergarten. He has never known another school. “I’m upset, I practically grew up here,” Ryan said. “Practically, this is my second family.”Next year, Ryan will attend Middletown High School South.“We’re the last graduating eighth grade class,” said Hannah Kahane, 14, who is going off to St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel.“Second is our teachers,” Sorci said. “I’ve written recommendations for every teacher that’s asked me.”“I’m so sad about it,” said art teacher Connie Jamele, 36. “I’ve worked at a lot of different schools, (but) I’ve never seen another school with that sense of community. I keep asking, ‘Is there anything I can do?’”Even the principal will be looking for work.“I have a lot of energy left,” said Sorci, 62, who assumed his post just two years ago. “I’d like to spend it in a Catholic school.”The school has a staff of about 15 full-time and 10 part-time staff, of which about three-quarters are teachers.Students and teachers looking for places to move to next year may hurt the school’s chances for a possible reopening.Kristina Pascucci, vice president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Mother Teresa Regional School in Atlantic Highlands, foreground, and Liz Clayton, PTA president, set up ice cream for students in the school cafeteria. Each has two children at the school. Photo: Joseph SapiaAs Liz Clayton, 38, mother of two children at the school and its Parent-Teacher Association president, said, “I think if it doesn’t happen right away, it’s not feasible because everyone’s going to have found a new home.”And moving to another Catholic school, in this age of Catholic school mergers and closings, is no guarantee of a child completing his or her Catholic education.“Some of them (parents) have been through it before,” school secretary Kelly Condon, 47, mother of two Mother Teresa students.Mother Teresa, itself, formed as a result of five elementary schools closing: St. Agnes, which previously occupied the building; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Highlands; St. Ann, Keansburg; Holy Family, Union Beach-Hazlet; and St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown.The school, according to Sorci, generally maintained a balanced annual budget of $950,000, about one-third from tuition and about two-thirds through the support of its sponsor parishes: Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, St. Ann, St. Catherine Laboure and Holy Family.“We’re doing our part,” Clayton said. “I feel like we worked so hard and the diocese doesn’t care.”PTA President Clayton, Kristina Pascucci, 37, and Joanna Mass, 42, all mothers of two children in the school, hope to keep their kids in a Catholic school.But the school hit its minimum ideal enrollment of 220, set by the diocese, only once, in its first school year of 2006-2007, Sorci said.A diocesan press release announcing the closing attributed it to declining enrollment and financial strains by some of the supporting parishes. Diocesan spokeswoman Rayanne Bennett said the diocese had no comment beyond the press release.Sorci attributed enrollment decline to families being financially impacted and temporarily uprooted in 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, along with the school being high-risk for closing.“There was an uncertainty, ‘Why should we put our child in a school that could close?’” Sorci said.Another problem, Sorci said, was geographic location: Raritan Bay to the north, Atlantic Ocean to the east, meaning there was not a great radius to recruit Catholic children of elementary school age.School Board President Drake, meanwhile, retains hope to keep Mother Teresa or an offshoot going.“There’s a lot of excitement about closing the door and opening another door,” Drake said. “It’s important to gather our thoughts.“We have to be tactful,” Drake said. “Everybody calm down” – and, then, maybe approach the diocese.“We’ve discussed charter,” Drake said. “That’s a possibility.”The process to form a charter school, which uses public money, must be approved by the state Department of Education. A charter school, assuming everything went smoothly, could not be put in place until at least the 2017-2018 school year, said David Saenz Jr., an education department spokesman.Off the table is forming a privately operated Catholic school because the money is not there, Drake said.National Catholic Schools Week is Sunday, Jan. 31, to Saturday, Feb. 6. – and was being celebrated at Mother Teresa.“It’s just that we’re not going to open next year,” said Sorci. “It’s sad.”last_img read more

Leafs ride hot streak of netminder Brett Soles past Border Bruins

first_imgFriday, it was sniper Colton McCarthy that made like easier for Soles.The Salmon Arm prospect scored two of his three goals before the game was 10 minutes old giving Nelson a 2-1 first period lead.McCarthy converted the hat-trick in the second with his second power play marker of the game to push the margin to 4-1.In the third Nelson padded its lead to secure the win, a league-high 21st of the season.“(The two Colton’s) McCarthy and Schell are both playing really well right now,” said Soles.“They’re both at the top of the scoring race. And when (Jacob) Boyczuk on that line it’s probably one of the best in the entire league.”Schell finished the game with three points, including two goals to continue to lead the KIJHL in scoring with 18 goals and 26 assists for 45 points.Dustin Reimer, who went toe-to-toe against Luke Jones of Grand Forks in one of the best fights in the league this season, scored the final goal for the Leafs.Connor Gross and Dakota Kittle replied for the Bruins.Nelson out shot the Bruins 30-17 in the game making it a total of 91 shots put at Grand Forks goalie Robert Dunsmuir.The Bruins were able to bounce back from Friday’s loss to edge Kimberley 5-4 in Grand Forks. The win was the fourth of the season for the improving Bruins.In a quirk in the schedule, the Leafs and Bruins do it all over again Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Puck drop is 7 p.m.GAME NOTES: Nelson, finishing the month of November with a 10-0-0-1 record, leads the Castlegar Rebels by three points in Murdoch standings. . . .The game was the third time new assistant coach Brent Petrick has been behind the Leaf bench. The former Nelson Minor Hockey and Kootenay Ice skipper joined the Leafs staff after former assistant Stuart Linnen was forced to leave the team due to work commitments . . . . Major Midget goalie Adam Maida served as back-up to Soles after playing Thursday night in Grand Forks. Maida was called up after Cody Boeckman was called up to the Trail Smokies after the BCHL club lost a goalie for the weekend due to injury. . . The night was a success for the Salvation Army Food Bank, which accumulated more items for its shelves on Vernon Street. . . . The Kootenay Wildcats were also on hand raising funds for a trip to a major girl’s hockey tournament in Saskatchewan. . . .During the second period fans were treated to a T-shirt giveaway by Mallard’s Source for Sports. The local sports store used a T-shirt launcher to fire the prized items into the stands. Brett Soles doesn’t like to be called the “guaranteed win” goalie.But the Cranbrook native seems to be a prime candidate for the title after registering his 12th win against no losses Friday night as the Nelson Leafs dumped the feisty Grand Forks Border Bruins 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.Not only did Soles hit the magic dozen mark but the Leafs also won its fourth straight to take a three-point lead in the hotly contested Murdoch Division.“It’s going good . . . but I wouldn’t say “guarantee” every game,” the mild-mannered Soles said after Friday’s win.“We’re battling every game. I don’t want to be cocky and say we’re going to win every game,” adds the 17-year-old netminder.“We battling every game and just happen to be coming out on the right end right now.”Soles arrived on the scene with little fanfare.After seeing more shots than a rifle range last season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League, the Leaf rookie made his mark early as he and teammate Cody Boeckman quickly unseated returning goalie Patrick Defoe for the team’s two goaltending positions.Slotted into the goaltending rotation, the 5’11”, 165 backstop has put together quite a remarkable season with 12 wins, a 2.00 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.“I don’t know . . . the boys always help me out a lot,” said Soles when asked about the streak.“I keep them in the games and other times they keep me in it. Right now I’ve always been able to come out on top which has been good.”last_img read more

Saints add another piece to defending BCIHL Champions

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints added some toughness to the blueline following the announcment that David Mead of Conklin, NY has inked a playing commitment to join the defending B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champions in September.The 20-year old Mead joins the Saints following a long junior hockey career that concluded with the North American Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild in the spring.“David is a big, rugged defenceman who is going to bring a great deal of experience and leadership to our blueline,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois in a statement.“He also adds a physical dimension that we’ve looked to fill during our offseason recruiting. From everything I’ve heard from his previous coach in Wenatchee, David is a high-character individual and a popular teammate. I’m looking forward to him stepping in and playing a key role for our team next season.” Mead began his junior career in 2008 with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.He spent two seasons with the Greyhounds, posting six assists and 68 penalty minutes in 88 regular season games. He went on to spend the 2010/11 and 2011/12 campaigns in the United States Hockey League with the Omaha Lancers and Fargo Force respectively.Last season in Wenatchee with the Wild, Mead helped to the team to a Western Division championship and a birth in the league’s Robertson Cup Championship.In 49 games with the Wild, Mead scored three goals and accumulated 10 points and 154 penalty minutes while serving as one of the team’s assistant captains.Overall, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound blueliner totaled four goals, 15 assists and 305 penalty minutes over five seasons of junior hockey in the OHL, USHL and NAHL.Mead plans to study a mix of Business Administration and Golf Course Management once at Selkirk.“I’m really looking forward to joining a well-established hockey program and helping to continue the commitment to excellence the Saints have established,” said Mead, who describes himself as a physical, stay-at-home defenceman with good vision and some offensive flair ‘that shows up from time to time’.“I’m excited for the opportunity to get a great education from a college with a hands-on curriculum. On the ice, I’d like to help the team win another BCIHL championship while providing leadership and a team-first attitude.” Mead is the fifth defenceman and 10th player overall to commit to the Saints for the 2013/14 season. He joins forwards Darnell Dyck (Langley, BCHL), Markus McCrea (Youngstown, USHL) and Garrett Kucher (Osoyoos, KIJHL), blueliners Stefan Gonzales (Aldergrove, PJHL), Arie Postmus (Beaver Valley, KIJHL), Ryan Procyshyn (Delta, PJHL) and Tanner Lenting (North Delta, PJHL) and goaltenders Myles Hovdebo (LaRonge, SJHL) and Aaron Oakley (Abbotsford, PJHL).last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report – Back to the Water

first_imgWell the weather wasn’t very cooperative this past month and just when people thought spring was on the horizon, Mother Nature rudely surprised everyone.  So, in saying that, we did’t get out as much as planned during February, but still managed some good fishing.But there’s always March. So here’s the news right from the source at the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.Kootenay Lake: The main body of Kootenay Lake was slower fishing than normal.  Although, the cooler water temperatures usually slow things down for February and March.  We did about a dozen trips throughout the month and had some mixed results. Most days were yielding a couple fish, but some of the trips did manage to hook into half a dozen or more.  Slow trolling was the key.  Rainbows from 2 – 4 pounds and Bull Trout from 3 – 14 pounds were caught during the month of February.  There is even reports of an unconfirmed 20 + pounder caught at the south end of the lake.  So, there’s still some fish around. We have been exploring the west arm of the lake a bit more lately and it has produced some good fish.  Lots of nice Kokanee being caught on the weekends down in the lower west arm, and some pretty nice Bull Trout being caught throughout the arm.  Our biggest Bull lately was a fat 14 pounder.  But most fish averaged between 5 – 10 pounds. Looking forward to the weather finally starting to warm up and hopefully the fish will follow suit.Arrow Lake: We spent a few days on the Lower Arrow Lake lately and were rewarded with some pretty nice fish.  As per usual fishing in February, the action has been slow, but the fish have been big.  So, thats a fair trade off. Rainbows up to 12 pounds and Bull Trout up to 15 pounds have been coming in lately.  It seems to be more productive than Kootenay right now.  But that can change in a month. We will continue to monitor both lakes and keep you posted.Columbia River: We even managed a few trips on the river when the weather allowed.  As usual the river produced some nice Rainbows.  Each time out we managed to hook into 10 or more fish and they are really starting to fatten up. Rainbows up to 6 pounds have been caught lately and I expect to see some even bigger ones throughout March and April.  These are our favourite months to fish the river in the spring. Lately the river levels have dropped to the lowest I’ve seen this season.  This has exposed lots of gravel bars and created some great riffles, so it should be some pretty good fly fishing right now. Streamers and nymphs are in order for this time of year. Looking forward to some sunny days ahead.Duncan Lake: Nothing to report as of yet, although fishing should be good if you can get in to it.  I did make a trip up there to check out the launch last week.  However with the latest snowfalls, it was unusable for larger boats.  I’ll be up there later this week and will report back.  Stay tuned.Kootenays Rivers: It’s Bull Trout season on our favorite Kootenay Rivers and Tributaries.  The weather hasn’t allowed us much opportunity yet, but starting this week we will be frequenting the rivers and hope to have lots to report. Stay tuned…………What are they biting on??? My favourite plugs and spoons have been working well on the Bull Trout.  On Kootenay we have been trolling with flashers and Gibbs Delta G-Force spoons mainly.  And on the Arrow, it has been more of the Lyman and Tomic plugs that have worked best. The river has been producing some nice fish on the usual 3-way rig.  Fished off the bottom with bait seems to be working best.  My favourite presentation is always the old Steelhead technique of drift fishing with bait.  A bait caster or centerpin reel have been working best for us.What else is new? It has been a busy couple months for us.  Trade shows and video producing.  It was great meeting everyone at the Denver Colorado Sportsmens Show and the latest BC Boat & Sportsmens Show.  We will be setting up a booth at the BC Interior Sportsmens Show next month in Kelowna April 7-9.  Stop by and say hi if you’re in the area. And finally, with a little down time this past month, we have created a couple great videos to share with everyone.  Make sure to check out our latest tutorial about using planer boards  as well as our latest promo on the river. Here’s hoping Spring is here… Tight lines…………………..Kerry Reed Reel Adventures 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

20-CENT GOLDEN PICK 6 HIT FOR $363,424 AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS; TICKET PURCHASED ON-TRACK FOR JUST $9.60

first_imgAfter losing his 2015 debut – he finished second to G. G. Ryder in a one-mile allowance race on the turf on New Year’s Day – Pepper Crown is not expected to be the public’s choice in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile allowance feature on Tapeta. Golden Gate Fields morning-line maker Steve Martinelli has Pepper Crown listed as the 3-1 third choice in the field of six behind 2-1 favorite G. G. Ryder and 5-2 second choice Tamarando.G. G. Ryder, who has seven victories in 15 career starts, and Tamarando, the 2014 El Camino Real Derby winner, are both trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. A jackpot-style wager held on the final six races each day, the Golden Pick Six is only paid in full when there is just one perfect ticket with all six winners. When there is more than one ticket with all six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is paid to those handicappers going 6-for-6 and the remaining 30 percent of the pool is carried over to the next racing day. Pepper Crown was sent to the gate at 10-1 in the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes on Sept. 1 and paid $23.20 after winning the 1 1/16-mile turf race by a head over Salah Champ. Pepper Crown was 15-1 when he completed his stakes hat trick in the Grade 3 $100,315 Berkeley Handicap onNov. 30. Pepper Crown won the 1 1/16-mile race on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface by1 1/4 lengths over G. G. Ryder and paid $23.20.A California-bred son of Peppered Cat, Pepper Crown went 6-for-14 in 2014 with two seconds and two thirds, earning $272,937 on the year. First post Saturday is 12:45 p.m., and post time for the eighth race is 4:24 p.m. The field for the $33,000 allowance feature, in post position order with riders and morning-line odds, is as follows: Quick and Silver, Frank Alvarado, 7-2; G. G. Ryder, Ricardo Gonzalez, 2-1; Where’s Pepper, Carson Sullivan, 30-1; Pepper Crown, Juan Hernandez, 3-1; Tamarando, Russell Baze, 5-2; and Mobilized, Dennis Carr, 6-1. Since being hit for $8,391 on Dec. 27, the second day of the winter/spring meeting, there had been 31 consecutive racing days without a singular winning ticket. Although fans across the country can play the Golden Pick 6 via simulcast wagering, it’s likely a Bay Area resident got the money as the winning ticket was purchased at Golden Gate Fields. The drought came to an end Friday when one lucky handicapper correctly selected the following winners in the Golden Pick 6 sequence: Princess Ofst.jude ($61.00) in the second race, Awesome Silver ($9.20) in the third, Kat Proof ($7.00) in the fourth, Prince Charmant ($14.00) in the fifth, Kimnjet ($9.20) in the sixth, and Global Harbor ($9.00) in the seventh. Owned and bred by Alex Paszkeicz, Pepper Crown made his stakes debut in the Grade 3 $100,315 San Francisco Mile on April 26 and came from just off the pace to post the biggest upset in the 64-year history of the feature. Dismissed at odds of 46-1, Pepper Crown defeated6-5 favorite Summer Hit by three-quarters of a length in Northern California’s top turf race and paid $94.20. ALBANY – The 20-cent Golden Pick 6 was hit for $363,424 Friday at Golden Gate Fields when only one ticket nailed all six winners in races two through seven. The ticket was purchased on-track for just $9.60. There were no winning favorites in the Golden Pick 6 sequence.      Upset Specialist Pepper Crown Runs Saturday – The racehorse Pepper Crown, who will compete in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday, can relate to the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield, whose signature line was, “I get no respect.” Pepper Crown won stakes after stakes at Golden Gate Fields last year while getting no respect from handicappers.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA TO PLAY HOST TO 22ND ANNUAL SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN/WALK ON APRIL 9

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2016)–On Saturday, April 9, the 22nd annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k run/walk will kick off a world-class day of racing at Santa Anita. Organizer expect to have over 6,000 runners and walkers enjoy one of Southern California’s most picturesque and unique courses that include a romp through the LA Arboretum, followed by a tunnel into Santa Anita’s manicured Infield and a photo finish captured on the Infield big screen.A race with a rich history of 22 years can expect to attract a wide swath of followers over the years. Always a crowd favorite with the runners, walkers and racing fans, Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza will be leading the way through the LA Arboretum. (Chantal Sutherland Kruse has been a perennial favorite in the jockey’s division for years).A very unique aspect to this year’s race will be the 150-plus participants over the age of 70. Yes, over the age of 70. Included in that herd of runners and walkers will be a very special 93-year-old resident of Azusa, Margaret Davis.At the feisty age of 92, Davis won her age group in 2015 with a blazing time of 45:56 for 5k, averaging 14:46 per mile. Davis barely missed the American Age group record despite a challenging finish on the dirt track.This year’s elite field of runners will include members of Pasadena’s “Run with US,” running club, including Mark Bartres (29:24 10K PR), Rosario Castenada (18:12 5k PR) and Natalie Miano (17:37 5k PR).The event has experienced a steady growth since its inception, due to the personal passion of Santa Anita’s Special Projects Director, Pete Siberell. This enthusiasm has been embraced by a team of fabulous sponsors, including Methodist Hospital, which expects to field a team of over 300 employees, friends and family. Westfield Santa Anita, the LA Arboretum, Yoobi, Run with US and Saucony will all be represented as well.Registration is available online at derbyday5k.com, at Westfield Santa Anita on Friday, April 8, or the day of the event at Santa Anita’s Gate 3, starting at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Kinane Events at (760) 434-5255, or email info@kinaneevents.com.last_img read more

Bearkat Men, ACU Women Lead After Day Two at Outdoor Championships

first_img20.0T3. McNeese25.0 Northwestern State 5.010. Houston Baptist8.0 57.01. Abilene Christian34.0 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Central Arkansas 26.02. Sam Houston State26.0 Men’s Pole VaultClayton FritschSam Houston State5.30m / 17-04.50 Abilene Christian Men’s Long JumpZachary JohnsonSam Houston State7.67m / 25-02.00 Women’s Long JumpSarea AlexanderUIW6.54m / 21-05.50 MenPointsWomenPoints 10.0T8. Northwestern State11.0 Sam Houston State UIW Women’s JavelinMorgan WoodsMcNeese49.34m / 161-10 EventNameSchoolDistance/Timecenter_img Women’s Hammer ThrowYarixza RiveraSam Houston State59.91m / 196-07 21.5T3. Stephen F. Austin25.0 Southeastern Louisiana 15.06. Southeastern Louisiana20.0 9.0T8. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi11.0 McNeese 12.57. Lamar14.0 19.05. UIW21.0 Men’s 3,000m SteepleRyan ClearyAbilene Christian8:59.62 Lamar Day Two Champions Women’s 3,000m SteepleBrittany InnisStephen F. Austin10:37.67 Stephen F. Austin Men’s Hammer ThrowJoshua HernandezSam Houston State67.20m / 220-06 Championships Homepage | Results | Photo GalleryDay 3 Heat SheetsSAN ANTONIO, Texas – Defending men’s champion Sam Houston State and Abilene Christian women finished day two at the 2018 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships in first place. The Bearkat men walked away with three gold medals on the day, pacing the team to 57.0 total points while the Wildcat women racked up 34.0.The men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon got the day started at Trinity Stadium, where UIW’s Rodney Littlejohn took the lead after five events (3,704 points) and McNeese’s Grace McKenzie led the women after four (3,414). Both combined events will finish tomorrow with the men’s 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500m segment beginning at 9 a.m. CT. The women will finish the long jump, javelin and 800m, starting at 9:30 a.m.Sam Houston State made off with two gold medals, each in the hammer throw. Joshua Hernandez took the men’s first-place finish with a heave of 220-06 (67.20m) while Yarixza Rivera earned her second consecutive hammer gold with a mark of 196-07 (59.91m). On the men’s side, fellow Bearkat Aaron Akens finished second (198-10/60.60m) and Michael Seither of Southeastern Louisiana took bronze (186-01/56.72m). Southeastern’s Vigdis Jonsdottir took second for the women (195-06/59.58m) and Abilene Christian’s Kayla Melgar took third (190-03/58.00m).The Bearkats earned another gold in the men’s long jump on the back of Zachary Johnson’s performance – a 25-02.00 (7.67m) lunge to take first over Southeastern’s Rodney Ruffin (25-00.75/7.64m) and teammate Tyler Adams (24-11.00/7.9m; -2.4 wind).McNeese came away with a first-place performance in the women’s javelin from Morgan Woods with a gold-medal mark of 161-10 (49.34m)Sam Houston continued its gold medal dominance on the day with another top podium performance Clayton Fritsch to win the men’s pole vault (17-04.50/5.30m).UIW’s Sarea Alexander took an emphatic gold in the women’s long jump with a distance of 21-05.00 (6.54m), just narrowly missing out on the Southland championship record mark of 21-08.00 set in 1995. Alexander’s mark ranks her third all-time in conference history.The 3,000m steeplechase races capped day two, with Stephen F. Austin’s Brittany Innis taking women’s gold in 10:37.67 and Ryan Cleary from ACU finishing first for the men in 8:59.62.The final day of competition begins tomorrow with the men’s and women’s combined events starting at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively. Field event finals will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and running event finals will see the day out from 3 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.Live video streaming of the meet is available through the Southland Conference Digital Network, covering events at Benson Stadium and Trinity Stadium. Broadcasts can be found via southland.org/live and the Southland Conference apps, available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.Team Standings After Day Twolast_img read more