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first_imgOff as the 7-5 favorite with Mario Gutierrez, Wandering Patrol relinquished the lead approaching the quarter pole and had to settle for third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Empress of Lov while paying $2.40 to show. COMEBACKING TAPITHA BONITA RALLIES FROM OFF THE PACE TO WIN $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; PEREIRA & SPAWR TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:18.57ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2019)–Although her connections would have preferred a route of ground, California-bred Tapitha Bonita, idle since Dec. 1, settled nicely early and rallied powerfully through the lane to take Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Bill Spawr, the 4-year-old daughter of Street Hero got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.57. Third and on the move about a length and a half off the lead three furlongs from home, Tapitha Bonita wheeled three-wide at the top of the stretch and collared runner-up Chasin Lucas approaching the sixteenth pole in a powerful effort. Claimed for $25,000 four starts back on Aug. 23 by owners Tom Acker, Andy Miller, James Sommers and Glenn Yee, Tapitha Bonita picked up $34,200 for the win, increasing her earnings to $105,795.  Her overall mark now stands at 19-3-1-4. Most recently a close third in a seven furlong starter allowance at Del Mar, Tapitha Bonita, who was bred in California by the late owner/trainer Myung Kwon Cho and is out of the Tapit mare Tapitha, was the second choice in a field of seven California-bred or sired fillies and mares and paid $6.00, $3.40 and $2.40.center_img “We’ve been trying to get her in route races, but they don’t seem to fill,” said Spawr.  “This race was a last minute decision, because we’d still like to run her long, but it worked out fine.” Ridden by Assael Espinoza, Chasin Lucas stalked early leader Wandering Patrol into and around the far turn and was clearly second best on the day.  Off at 6-1, Chasin Lucas paid $5.80 and $3.20. Fractions on the race were 22.28, 46.11 and 1:11.82.Racing resumes on Saturday with first post time for a nine-race card at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA OFFERS HEFTY 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $895,108 INTO SATURDAY, NINE RACE PROGRAM GETS UNDERWAY AT 1 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (May 31, 2019)–For the 24th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Friday, resulting in a hefty Jackpot carryover of $895,108 into Saturday’s nine-race program.With $109,773 in “new” money wagered, today’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $979,748 and although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 81 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $728.60.Saturday’s card will be highlighted by the Grade III, $150,000 Honeymoon Stakes and the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes, which have been carded as races seven and eight.Approximate post time for Saturday’s fourth race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:31 p.m. PT.First post time is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_img4 BAFFERT FIVE SHY OF CAREER WIN NUMBER 3,000 Anna Meah4 3 STRETCH RUN OWNER/TRAINER LOUNGE IS OPEN Bob Baffert24 55% Richard Baltas36 2 1st $411,034 3rd ITM% 41% 15 Mike Smith19 30% 3 7 Ruben Fuentes18 1 Mario Gutierrez25 Philip D’Amato26 19% $206,412 Drayden Van Dyke34 42% 5 $59,525 Doug O’Neill30 1 2 2 33% 2 TrainerSts 5 6 1 3 $111,951 1 22% $181,391 12% 5 2 15% $115,881 2 6 Umberto Rispoli20 1 J.C. Diaz, Jr.21 26% Flavien Prat34 J. Eric Kruljac11 Richard Mandella13 1 2 2 2 4 41% $523,509 Money Won $272,357 1 $909,092 42% $339,465 $291,731 3 44% $47,140 9% 4 Peter Miller22 2 5 4 9% 14% Mark Glatt20 8 50% 50% 4 5 40% 8 64% 2 1 3 26% 0 WORLD TRAVELER RISPOLI MAKES QUICK IMPACT Joel Rosario55 5 18% 0 2 Abel Cedillo57 Craig Anthony Lewis8 Steve Knapp10 56% 1st 2nd 31%center_img Win% $246,359 5 25% Michael McCarthy10 2 John Sadler23 2 1 $469,042 2 $131,556 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 11) Assael Espinoza8 $609,682 40% 28% 43% $462,902 5 12 HECK YEAH RETURNS IN CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT $43,722 50% 0 38% 4 25% 13% 4 0 9 25% $678,600 0 9 54% $53,115 1 0 16% 1 4 1 $294,568 29% 3 TURF CLASSIC FINALE FOR ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR? SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 5 40% 13% 1 1 4 8 40% ITM% 3 Andrew Lerner8 9 31% 0 $140,527 10 24% Jeff Bonde5 4 0 $55,791 20% 80% 25% 2 2 10% 22% 40% 4 10% Money Won $575,980 20% 2nd VENERABLE ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR EYES TURF CLASSIC VICTORYAshleyluvssugar, as familiar to fans at Santa Anita as its art deco façade, could make his last start in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic.The nine-year-old gelded son of Game Plan has raced 18 times at Santa Anita, winning six, with two seconds and four thirds, earning almost a million dollars, at $948,963. Overall, he has 10 wins from 36 starts with earnings of $1,475,583.He worked Sunday morning for the Turf Classic, one of five attractive stakes for California-breds Saturday, the others being the $200,000 California Cup Derby, the $200,000 California Cup Oaks, the $150,000 California Cup Sprint and the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint.Ashleyluvssugar went “an easy five-eighths” in 1:01.80 for trainer Peter Eurton.“We’ll just play it by ear every race from here on out,” Eurton said. “We expect him to run well Saturday, but if he doesn’t, he could be retired at any time.”Ashleyluvssugar last raced Nov. 30, finishing fifth in the Grade III Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate. It was his first start on the synthetic Tapeta track and his first start in four months. “I think he was just getting used to it,” Eurton said.“If he had been there for a couple races he probably would have been better off. The first part of the race he was kind of checking things out.”This will mark “Ashley’s” third start in the Turf Classic. He won it in 2017 and was second last year. Owned by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stables and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Ashley’s last victory came against open company in the Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes May 28, 2017.Gary Stevens was the rider.Probable for the Turf Classic: Appreciated, Rafael Bejarano; Ashleyluvssugar, Flavien Prat; Irish Heatwave, no rider; The Hunted, Tiago Pereira; Ward ‘n Jerry, Umberto Rispoli; and Wound Tight, Abel Cedillo.BAFFERT FIVE AWAY FROM CAREER WIN NO. 3,000Bob Baffert, already with a resume good enough to be in the Hall Fame twice over, is approaching another milestone, career victory number 3,000.The two-time Triple Crown winner, who celebrates his 67th birthday tomorrow, has eight wins through eight days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, and 2,995 overall from 13,214 starters.He also has 2,227 seconds, 1,818 thirds and purse earnings of $295,321,592, enough to balance the budget of a third-world country.Discussing the approaching signature triumph with trainer Ron McAnally this morning at Clockers’ Corner, Baffert asked the 87-year-old fellow Hall of Fame member how many career wins he had.That was old school to McAnally, in his golden years his priorities long since realigned.“I’ve stopped counting,” he said. (Actually, it’s 2,587).FRESHENED HECK YEAH RETURNS IN CAL CUP SPRINTHeck Yeah, who tailed off after starting his career with three wins, returns to action in Saturday’s $150,000 California Cup Sprint at six furlongs after an absence of 10 months.“There were no serious issues,” explained Bob Baedeker, who owns the five-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation along with Constance Pageler and Michael Sigband.  “We just freshened him up.“We brought him back after his two-year-old run and didn’t do too well. It was due to the competition and also he didn’t seem to have the spark. We gave him more time, and fingers crossed, he’s showing that old fight now, so we’re hoping for the best.” Heck Yeah worked five furlongs this morning in a minute flat for Bob Baffert.NEWCOMER RISPOLI WELL RECEIVED AT SANTA ANITA                   Umberto Rispoli is a new name to California but under the tutelage of world-class agent Ron Anderson, it could become familiar in a hurry if his first eight days riding at Santa Anita are an indication.The 31-year-old is a native of Italy where he won riding championships in 2009 and 2010, most recently having ridden in Hong Kong. Through the first eight days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, Rispoli has four wins, four seconds and two thirds from 20 mounts.“The reception for Mr. Rispoli so far has been good,” said Anderson, who also represents Joel Rosario, the current meet leader with 12 wins.“Umberto has ridden all over the world, dirt, turf, sprints, routes, for all kinds of people, won graded stakes everywhere he’s been.“He’s a newcomer here but he’s been well received. We’re very excited and business is picking up every day. He’s opened some eyes with a couple of his rides already, so we’ll see what happens moving forward.”OWNER/TRAINER LOUNGE AT SANTA ANITAAvailable to licensed owners and trainers only, Santa Anita Stretch Run Suites, located on the Grandstand Mezzanine near the sixteenth pole, offers race day food and beverage items, as well as lounge seating to those with current CHRB licenses.Located above Section I of the box seat area.Present a valid CHRB owner or trainer license for access.Licensee can bring in a guest who doesn’t have to be licensed.Lounge type setting for every race day.Complimentary small food items from FrontRunner from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Two complimentary drinks per person, then cash bar.The Stretch Run Suites are a part of Santa Anita’s continuing efforts to accommodate horsemen who dedicate great amounts of time and energy in putting on the show here at The Great Race Place.FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Award contender Storm the Court worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:00.60 for Peter Eurton with Flavien Prat in the irons. Triple Crown hopeful American Theorem had his first breeze as a three-year-old, going three furlongs in 39.20 for trainer George Papaprodromou. There were 193 recordedworkouts this morning, 28 on the training track . . . Andrew Lerner is considering the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15 for Queen Bee to You after the former claiming horse won her third straight stakes, the Grade III La Canada yesterday by a pulsating nose under Ruben Fuentes. “She’s a gritty little thing,” the 30-year-old trainer said of the six-year-old California-bred daughter of Old Topper, who earned a Beyer Speed figure of 86. “She got headed two or three times down the lane but just fought back. Horses like her don’t come along too often. It was a great ride by Ruben and it was a helluva race.” . . . Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica, impressive 1 ¼ length winner of yesterday’s Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes in her U.S. debut for Richard Mandella, earned a 98 Beyer in the process . . . Early probables for Saturday’s California Cup Oaks at a mile on turf: Almost a Factor, Been Studying Her, Cholula Lips, Homehome, Reiwa, Smiling Shirlee, Warren’s Showtime, Warrior’s Moon and Wise Rachel. Probable for Saturday’s California Cup Derby: Bettor Trip Nick, Blaisin’ Eamon, Club Aspen, Dapper, Fast Enough, Indian Peak, Rookie Mistake, Sacred Rider and Summer Fire . . . Probable for Saturday’s Sunshine Millions F&M Sprint: Absolutely Perfect, Apache Princess, Just Grazed Me, Lippy and Stealthediamonds . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday through Thursday, Jan. 13 through 16, and resume live racing Friday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Live action will continue through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 20 when first post time is 12:30 p.m. There will be simulcast racing Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 15 and 16, in the Paddock Room and the Sports Book, with free admission and free parking. Admission gates open both days at 10 a.m. The Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at a mile on turf for fillies and mares four and up is the feature on Jan. 20, which also is Dollar Day. Hot dogs will be on sale for $2 and beer and soda for a buck apiece. Early probables for the Megahertz include Brill, Carressa, Excellent Sunset, Keeper Ofthe Stars, La Sardane, Super Patriot, Take These Chains, Tiny Tina and Tonahutu.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 12th, 2020Beloved Santa Anita Paddock Captain John Shear Turns 99 Years Old on January 17thQuick Questions With Cameraman Guy Stuttley at Santa Anita ParkWORKOUTS:American Theorem (Papaprodromou) 1-12-20Campaign (Outside) and Combatant (Sadler) 1-12-20Cistron (Sadler) 1-12-20Higher Power (Outside) and Horse Greedy (Sadler) 1-11-20Lakerball (Outside) and Oliver (O’Neill) 1-11-20Itsinthepost (Mullins) 1-11-20Gift Box (Sadler) 1-10-20Mucho Gusto (Outside) and Speed Pass (Baffert) 1-10-20 36% $83,500 JockeyMts 1 0 4 $102,620 75% Edwin Maldonado16 Tiago Pereira22 $66,351 38% 30% 1 75% 2 Jorge Velez35 Win% 42% 2 3rd 33% $146,622last_img read more


first_imgIRISH-BRED LITTLE BIRD SINGS WINNING TUNE IN TAKING $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS AS ROSARIO & BALTAS TEAM FOR MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.47 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 31. 2020)–Sixth in her U.S. debut at the same distance, Irish-bred Little Bird broke sharply and got a perfect trip under Joel Rosario en route to 1 ¼ length score in Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Trained by Richard Baltas, Little Bird got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.47.Breaking from the rail in a field of six sophomore fillies, Little Bird settled nicely in fourth position about four lengths off the lead while saving ground around the first turn.  Sensing some pressure from her outside, Little Bird picked it up leaving the half mile pole, slid out to the three path heading into the far turn and was in full flight while four-deep under a powerful hand ride turning for home.“She didn’t break well her first time here (when sixth, beaten 4 ¾ lengths in the Blue Norther Stakes on turf), so we were hoping to break sharply today and then get her covered up,” said Baltas. “Joel does such a great job. She got to looking around a little bit when she made the lead, but he kept her focused.”With two wins from four starts in her native Ireland, Little Bird, who was off at 21-1 in the Blue Norther, was the second choice in the wagering today at 2-1 and paid $6.20, $3.60 and $2.60.“I liked where we were at going into the first turn,” said Rosario, who rode Little Bird for the first time today and registered his third win on the day. “She was really running at the top of the stretch and I just had to keep her focused the last part.”Owned by Next Wave Racing, Richard Baltas and Ritchie Robershaw, Little Bird picked up $34,200 for the win, increasing her earnings to $43,723.With a solid pace to run at, Madame Bourbon rallied from last early to outfinish Carpe Vinum for the place. Off at 15-1 with Drayden Van Dyke, Madame Bourbon paid $9.80 and $5.00.Attentive to the pace throughout, Carpe Vinum finished three quarters of a length in front of pacesetter Blue Sky Baby and paid $2.80 to show with Abel Cedillo up.Fractions on the race were 23.43, 47.55, 1:11.48 and 1:23.42.With a hat trick today, Rosario is now atop the Winter Meet standings with 22 wins, four up on Abel Cedillo.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


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Please contact the form owner to correct this issue.Please check the field: 10A FOOTBALL-mad four-year-old battling cancer has netted a  message from Harry Kane after beating coronavirus.Little Archie Wilks caught the killer infection during treatment for the rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates10 Little Archie Wilkes, who is battling cancer, received a message from his hero Harry Kane after beating coronavirusCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut England skipper and Tottenham ace Kane has congratulated the buzzing youngster on his Covid-19 recovery.The 26-year-old striker told the Spurs fan in a recorded message played on ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “Hi, Archie. Great to hear you’re feeling better and on the mend.“You’re a strong boy. Just keep listening to the doctors, nurses and your parents.“I hear you and your twin brother Henry love to play football, so keep playing in the garden, stay at home and, yeah, I wish you all the best.”10 England skipper and Tottenham ace Kane sent a video congratulating Archie on his Covid-19 recoveryArchie, wearing his treasured Spurs shirt, sat alongside parents Simon, 31, and Harriet, 30, plus Henry during a live video link to the programme.And he beamed with delight as Kane’s message was shown.The family, from Saffron Walden, Essex, told how they feared for Archie when he needed oxygen after developing a fever in hospital during chemotherapy and immunotherapy.But they paid tribute to the doctors and nurses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge who “kept on top of it and got him as fit as possible”.The lad was able to return home at the start of April.10 Archie Wilkes, with parents Simon and twin Henry, on ITVArchie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January last year after becoming so ill he could not stand up.Two tumours were found around his kidney and spine — and the disease had spread to other areas, including his bones and bone marrow.An appeal to enable Archie to take part in a vaccine trial in the US, which could reduce the chance of the cancer returning once he is in remission, has already raised more than £186,000.Dad Simon said 50 per cent of children successfully treated for neuroblastoma will relapse. Of those who do, 90 per cent will not survive.But he explained that the vaccine treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York “will look to reduce the chance of that happening and it will allow us all to know we have done everything possible to give our Archie the best chance at life”.1010Meanwhile, the family of three-year-old cancer patient Brodie Halliday were able to join him to mark the end of his radiotherapy — despite the coronavirus restrictions.The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, in the Wirral on Merseyside, made it possible by moving its bell used to mark the completion of treatment.Brodie, from Fountainhall in the Scottish Borders, went through 35 rounds of radiotherapy after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour last July.But  restrictions allow just one visitor at the hospital per patient.10 The family, from Saffron Walden, Essex, told how they feared for Archie when he needed oxygen after developing a fever in hospital during chemotherapyCredit: PA:Press AssociationThat meant his father Jamie, 42, and seven-year-old sister Indiana thought they might not be with him to share in the treatment milestone.But staff unscrewed the bell and set it up outside the hospital, meaning they were able to join Brodie, his mum Kirstie, 35, plus his medical team and fellow patients to celebrate.Mrs Halliday said: “They have gone above and beyond for Brodie, we are really grateful.”Paediatric radiographer Sarah Stead said: “We weren’t going to let the coronavirus ruin Brodie’s big moment to ring the bell in front of his family.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal“The team and I made sure Brodie could safely have his celebratory moment. He had quite a socially distant crowd.”Yesterday, Agnes House care facility at Wyggeston’s Hospital in Leicester issued a plea for cards to help celebrate the 107th birthday of resident Margaret Ellmore. The centenarian’s party, due on May 1, has had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.Staff hope to be able to reach 107 birthday wishes for Margaret, a great-grandmother of nine and a grandmother of four.10 Harry told the Spurs fan in a recorded message: ‘Hi, Archie. Great to hear you’re feeling better and on the mend’Credit: PA:Press AssociationMOST READ IN SPORTTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNick Phillips, chief executive of The Almshouse Association, said: “Margaret is an inspiration, who will celebrate her birthday with great humour despite plans being much reduced.“She also shows that in almshouses round the country, great little communities exist where people look out for each other.The Almshouse Association represents more than 1,600 charities around Britain with 35,000 residents. To donate to the fund for Archie Wilks treatment, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/archiesjourney.Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staffSUN readers are today urged to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.Yesterday, we backed a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.”SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”We are asking readers to sign the petition online at thesun.co.uk/georgecrossfornhs. Enter your save and resume password Support the George cross for the NHS campaign First Name* Email* Previous← Next→ Last Name* Cancel 10 Archie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January last year after becoming so ill he could not stand upCredit: PA:Press Association10CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Incredible moment woman with Down Syndrome is clapped by medics as she leaves hospital after beating coronavirus Name* Confirmlast_img read more


first_imgBoth teams started the Pacific Games on day 1 of hockey on a high note, winning their matches.Hockey has four teams taking part in the women’s competition while the men have five teams.Game 1 of  the women’s match at 1pm will see Vanuatu and Tonga play.In the men’s matches, Fiji will play Tonga at 4pm while Papua New Guinea will take on Vanuatu at 5:30pm.last_img


first_imgSergio Busquets: He ended up exhausted and having to be replaced in the final minutes. He endured 70 minutes doing a superb exercise of tempering and control of the rhythm of the game, taking out the ball with precision and always looking for the best solution. However, he tarnished his great game in the last ten minutes, when the physicist could not stand it anymore and was losing balls in high-risk areas.Arturo vidal: The Chilean completed a superlative game, surely the best of this season. Blunt without the ball and precise with the ball, he ate by himself a good part of the Atlético midfielders. He gave a huge pass to Piqué after a free kick from Messi, but the VAR ended up canceling the play. His momentum and claw are non-negotiable. It is impossible for Barcelona to accept that it marches to Milan in winter due to many demands.From Jong: Good game of the Dutchman, despite some loss of intolerable ball in high-risk areas. Superb in driving and when breaking pressure lines. He still needs a little more ambition to look up.Messi: He gave everything to reach the final, but sometimes quality and talent are not enough. He scored a great goal, they annulled another one with almost negligible hands, he gave the assistance of another who also annulled and galvanized the entire Blaugrana attack game. Keep eating apart.Luis Suarez: The charrúa did not score, but he was very close to beating the Oblak goal twice with two shots at goal that answered the Slovenian goal with two portentous interventions. He also had his plus and minus with Oblak in some punctual play within the area.Griezmann: It was more dynamic than on other occasions and combined with more success with its partners in attack. Product of his improvement in the game came his goal, marked head after taking advantage of an Oblak clearance, which obviously did not celebrate. He was close to scoring a couple more goals, but the Slovenian goal is of another level.CHANGES:Rakitic: He left to give oxygen in the midfield after the fuse blackout of Busquets. He held the position of defensive pivot, but it was too late.Ansu Fati: He barely got into action. Net: His first match against Inter in the Champions League raised waves of applause, in the second against Espanyol the first criticisms were already heard, which unfortunately have multiplied in the third against Atlético in the Spanish Super Cup. Hardly an outstanding action to a shot from Morata to Bocajarro, the Brazilian goal had a good part of guilt in the three goals, especially in the first two: in Koke’s he did not stretch his arm enough to a bitten shot and in the second He did not arrive on time and caused a penalty. In the third he came to touch the ball but could not clear it enough. It is clear that Neto is not Ter Stegen, either by charisma or by attitude under the sticks.Sergi Roberto: Reus occupied the right wing with resolution and presence, especially in his incursions into the attack. In defense he had some brand problem, especially when watching his back. He still needs a little more decision to climb up more vertically.Pique: Too bad that a punctual error indicates him as one of the culprits of the elimination. Correa’s third goal came after an unforgivable mistake when clearing a ball, leaving the ball dead so that the Argentine left alone before the goal of Neto. He scored a goal, but the VAR annulled it because Vidal was just a centimeter ahead. His game, if we remove the third goal from the hard drive, was simply perfect.Umtiti: It is not at the level of that French central that revolutionized the defense with its forcefulness and ability to get the ball, but little by little it is getting closer. His great burden in the game is his slowness and his great virtue is that he knows how to anticipate the actions of the forward better than anyone else. If the right knee allows it, it deserves more minutes and continuity.Sunrise: The side served a golden ball in Barcelona’s second goal with a perfect assist to Suarez that ended up finishing off Griezmann. However, his game was encharcado by his stubborn discussions with the rivals at the foot of the field, which ended up unsettling him.last_img read more


first_imgFinally, it will be Sunday when they celebrate their 15th anniversary with a dinner, where they will be present the channel of Peñas del Real Madrid and will have the presence of veterans Jose Luis Morales and Francisco Bonet. On Monday, meanwhile, most of the rockers will return to Stolberg, a city of North-Westphalia almost bordering with Belgium.“It worked spectacularly from the beginning with a great response from the Spanish colony there and even with some people from other nationalities,” one of its founders explained to this newspaper with a strong Andalusian accent. Its origins are from Xerez.His hobby is devout. Every meeting of Real Madrid, of The league or of Champions, meet at their headquarters by not having their own premises. Virtually a religion. “Real Madrid is international and interest is worldwide,” they reflect. The Real Madrid Cultural-Sports Club of Stolberg Celebrate its 15 year anniversary with a new trip. This time it touches Valencia, more than 1,600 kilometers away. Since 2005, this group of peñistas, which currently total around 40 members, have traveled by Spain Y Europe following the white set with at least one annual trip. Although they recognize that young people “prefer the Bernabeu“.The reason for the date is none other than the local carnivals, which allow them greater flexibility in working hours. That is why they usually travel between February and March of each year. Some members have traveled for the weekend of the game and others will take advantage of the trip for sightseeing a few days. If they hold on a little longer, I caught them in Failures: “But Madrid does not play,” they argued.Your route plan through the capital of Turia It is very complete. Upon arrival in the city, meet with ACE and visit to know the corners of the center of Valencia. It will be today when they pick up the tickets for the match, starting at 5 pm, and they will meet with The Eighth Wonder, Madrid’s Peña Madrid, with those who have been in contact before traveling and will go to the City of Valencia more than an hour in advance. Whenever they move, they take the opportunity to create synergies with other groups, as they did on their trip to Saragossa with the Peña madridista de Tudela.last_img read more


first_imgIsco It has been found again with his better level Madrid’s top scorer in 2020 with three goals (he scored in the Super Cup (Valencia), Liga (Osasuna) and Champions (City)), he has gone from being the 21st player with minutes to shine with Zidane: 14 titles in his last 15 appearances. In addition, before Barcelona he reached 300 white matches.ACE visit Atlético Benamiel, his first club, where he played between 2002 and 2004. In full procedures for the El Tomillar field to be called Francisco Alarcón Isco, the residents of Benalmádena defend their most illustrious idol. “We all know that he is a winner. He comes from a difficult stage, he didn’t play much … He is now a starter and very happy,” says a family friend.PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) “In a short time we turn 50 and we are very proud of it. The sponsors bet on us thanks to our history and it is a pleasure to try to improve the club from the inside. The more than 500 children dream of being great players, but above all we train good people, “ Elijah ditch. A club with historyBenamiel Athletic Club is one of the most emblematic teams in Andalusia in terms of training. Isco’s explosion is not the only one that Benamiel has had. And, the last great star who played there was Junior Firpo, current footballer of Barcelona, ​​who occasionally visits the children. PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19 / 20Elías Zajdner and José García.PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) If there is someone who knows him well, he is José Enrique García, his first coach: “I was 18 years old and they asked me if I wanted to lead a Benamiel team. When I saw that generation play … I didn’t know where he had gotten me! Notice, the trainers were begging me to take Isco off the field. There were more people watching us than the elders. Sounds like something topical, but it had something different … “An unexpected visitGarcia warns the more than 500 children who form Atlético Benamiel: “You have to continue training because you never know what can happen. Hopefully you are great players like Isco and we will see him retire in Malaga …”. Several brave cut him: “Sometimes he has suffered, but he has to retire in Madrid (he has a contract until 2022) and then come to Benamiel to play some pachangas.” The admiration for the Real Madrid player El tomillar: “We are very motivated to know that Isco started here. We dream of being like him.”PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) The team president, Elijah Zajdner, He explains how he arrived: “He came with four years. He looked like one more. Then it looked like he could be a star. Now I watch him on TV and he hasn’t changed his way of playing. He comes from a humble family and we always wish him the best of the world”. Children, technicians, parents … confess that one of the great culprits of the current moment of Malaga is Zidane: “Share many things about Zizou player. Tactically very intelligent, technically gifted … I am very glad that I have trusted him again. ” Now, and after serving 300 white matches, Isco aims to continue increasing its figure: “If you have to continue in Madrid … What better club to stay there!”, Ends Zajdner.PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20 The three chips of the now Madrid player in the malacitano set.PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS)last_img read more


first_imgJames Blake has been one in every of the nice American rackets on the ATP circuit thus far in the 21st century. The previous tennis participant, who grew to become quantity four in the rating in 2006 and who achieved 10 titles all through his profession, is at the moment nonetheless linked to the world of racket as director of the Miami Masters 1,000, one in every of the assessments that have been suspended resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.Initially on the circuit, Blake sported hair with dreadlocks earlier than his father was present in 2003 to have abdomen most cancers that ended his life a few months later in 2004. In solidarity along with his father, Blake shaved his head to indicate his assist throughout his chemotherapy therapy, and has since stored a shaved head throughout his years on the circuit and after his retirement.This determination had financial repercussions for Blake, as revealed by the ex-tennis participant in his e book Breaking Again, the place he highlights that the reality that he shaved his dreadlocks triggered him to not obtain a juicy sponsorship contract. “I knew that my look was what IMG was thinking about and my hair was partly responsible. After I talked about the concept of ​​shaving Carlos Fleming (his agent) he stated it was a unhealthy concept. He’s negotiating a new contract with Nike and on the lookout for new sponsors however there was one factor in widespread: my hair made cash. Lastly I snatched up and referred to as him. ‘I’ve achieved’. ‘What have you ever achieved what?’ ‘I’ve shaved.’ He stated he would name me later. I spoke to him once more however had already spoken to a journalist to say, ‘When James is shaving, I used to be shedding a million dollars.’ It was a lot of cash, greater than I assumed I’d win in my profession. However the priorities had modified. “ Blake’s profession was initially marked by unimaginable toughness. Six weeks earlier than his father’s dying, he broke his neck after hitting the internet put up throughout that yr’s Rome match. “I received caught in the clay and hit my neck after I fell. They turned me round as a result of I fell face down. I may transfer my fingers, however nonetheless didn’t know if I’d be paralyzed or if I may stroll once more. I assumed, ‘Effectively, if that is the finish of my profession, what do I do subsequent? Will I be capable to train and play baseball with my youngsters once more? Will I see my household once more? “Blake recounted in an interview years later with Folks journal.Blake sustained a fracture to the seventh vertebra with out injury to the nerve. “After the accident I noticed that daily of my life is a present. I may have stopped taking part in tennis at age 24 or I may have been paralyzed. It was a get up name for me. “last_img read more