Nassau next for Legatissimo

first_imgLegatissimo will try to regain the winning thread in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood after narrow defeats on her last two starts. Winner of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, David Wachman’s filly was edged out by just a short head when bidding for a Classic double in the Oaks before losing out by the same distance in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh last time. Legatissimo holds an entry in the Darley Irish Oaks on July 18 but Wachman has indicated she will sidestep that race in favour of the 10-furlong Group One at Goodwood on August 1. Press Associationcenter_img He said: “Legatissimo ran well in the Pretty Polly. She runs in the Nassau next hopefully. “She came out of the race fine so we will try again. I’d say the Pretty Polly was a good race, the winner won well and the third was coming home well. The Nassau will be the same and it will be interesting.” last_img read more

Perfect Crop Circle Appears in German Wheat Field

first_imgTourists and residents marveled at the crop circle’s perfect geometric pattern.“I just find it fascinating because you cannot really explain how it happened. It is just a moment where you have something you can’t explain. When these days everything always has to be explained, it’s a thing that pushes the limits of this ‘explainer model’ that we have,” Rainer Bartesch told Reuters.Crop circle enthusiasts, in the meantime, formulated several theories behind the origination of the crop circle. Some are of the opinion that it was not formed by humans. On the other hand, a certain section believes that crop circles are created by wind patterns or aliens.Some enthusiasts also suggest that energy fields are responsible for their creation. A perfectly symmetrical crop circle appeared in a wheat field in the German town of Paehl earlier this month. Several tourists and locals visited the spot after the discovery of the crop circle in order to catch a glimpse of it.A bizarre crop circle appeared suddenly in this wheat field in Germany, triggering the curiosity of locals and tourists alike— Reuters (@Reuters) July 31, 2020last_img read more

Persaud lone new face in Guyana Jaguars squad

first_img– Franchise League, great preparation for Jaguars title defence, says acting GCB President PROMISING West Demerara all-rounder Akshaya Persaud is the lone new face included in the Guyana Jaguars 13-man squad to face the Jamaica Scorpions when the 2017/2018 Professional Cricket League bowls off on Thursday.Guyana will open their title defence at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.Persaud was rewarded for his outstanding performance in the just concluded Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Franchise League three-day tournament during which he scored the most runs in the League (523).While Guyana will be aiming for a fourth straight title, acting president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Fizul Bacchus is of the opinion that the just concluded Franchise League three-day tournament was the ideal preparation for the reigning champions ahead of the title defence.“Definitely I feel our preparation is spot on. It has been ideal preparation, and I am confident we can defend the title,” Bacchus said during an exclusive interview yesterday.The Jaguars has dominated the regional four-day championship for the past three years, a reflection of the strength of Guyana’s cricket programme, which, according to Bacchus, allowed for self-expression of players.Bacchus, who is also the President of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) added “The key element of Guyana’s success in recent seasons is due to the implementation of the Franchise League. The quality of the game has seen massive improvement under this professional franchise set-up”.The League, which replaced the traditional Inter-county competition, and comprises eight Franchise teams countrywide, gives the national selectors a wider scope in selecting senior squads, where more players are given the opportunity to represent Guyana at the senior level.The remainder of the squad reads: Leon Johnson (Captain), Veerasammy Permaul (Vice-captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rajendra Chandrika, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Bashkar Yadram, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd and Anthony Bramble.Meanwhile, according to a release from the GCB, Vishaul Singh, Keon Joseph and Shivnarine Chanderpaul will join the squad.Singh and Joseph are currently with the West Indies ‘A’ team in Jamaica while Chanderpaul is unavailable for the first round due to personal commitments.last_img read more

UNDER PRESSURE: Syracuse unravels in 2nd half of Big East championship at hands of fast, physical Louisville defense

first_img Related Stories Cohen: Ups, downs of final week still leave Syracuse unpredictable Published on March 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img NEW YORK — It took seven minutes for Syracuse to unravel. Everything the Orange built in the first half, the emotions flowing through Madison Square Garden pushing it to a Big East tournament championship, and its command of the game, disappeared.Syracuse collapsed under Louisville’s pressure.Down by 13 at halftime, the No. 4 Cardinals (29-5, 14-4 Big East) switched to a full-court press in the second half, forcing the No. 19 Orange (26-9, 11-7) to commit 13 turnovers. Louisville stole the momentum, and fueled by its stifling defense, went on a 27-3 run after halftime to launch itself to a dominant 78-61 win over Syracuse to win the Big East tournament. In front of a crowd of 20,057 at Madison Square Garden, the Orange lost control in its final chance to officially wave goodbye to the Big East.“You have to give Louisville tremendous credit because they are, in my mind, one of the best pressing teams in the country and have been,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I thought that they were the best team in the league from the beginning of the year, and they proved that today.And they did in a flash.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange was in total control of the game for the entire first half. James Southerland’s 3-pointer from the top of the key put Syracuse up 6-0 and broke the record for most 3s in the Big East tournament with 17.The Orange continued to build its lead. A hard drive into the lane by Michael Carter-Williams with 4:11 left in the first half put Syracuse up 26-18.And when Carter-Williams drove into the middle then kicked out to Fair in the final minute of the half, Fair swished the shot to give the Orange a 35-20 lead. After a layup from guard Peyton Siva, Louisville went into the locker room down 13.“When you’re up by 15, in general, the pressure’s going to be on you to keep the lead,” Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said. “Sometimes that’s the hardest thing to do, to keep the lead, especially with a pressing team.”Southerland hit a 3 from the left corner just more than four minutes into the second half. He met Carter-Williams at half court and they bumped hips.It was the final moment the Orange could celebrate. Shortly after, Southerland had to head to the bench with four fouls, where he’d remain for more than five minutes.The Cardinals started hitting their shots. After shooting 25.9 percent in the first half, they shot 53.3 percent in the second. Syracuse’s defense paid attention to Gorgui Dieng in the high post, leaving Motrezl Harrell with room to work at the basket. He scored 14 points in the second half off dunks and nifty post moves.That, combined with the Cardinals hitting shots from the outside, including two 3-pointers from Russ Smith, let Louisville set up its pressure defense.“You can only press on a make,” Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said. “That was the key, offense to good defense.”Triche said the hardest part is just inbounding the ball against the press, but with 10:14 left in the game, Siva, who finished with four steals, stole the ball from the guard. Siva broke up the court, and drew a foul from Triche. Siva hit both free throws to bring the Cardinals to within one.Just more than a minute later, Carter-Williams dribbled the ball at the point. Siva got underneath him and poked the ball away. Carter-Williams dove to try and save possession, but Siva stole the ball and again broke up the court. Triche once again fouled him at the basket and Siva hit both free throws. Louisville took a 50-48 lead.From there, it only got worse for Syracuse.Louisville’s quick, pesky defense made the final 16 minutes of the game miserable for the Orange. In Syracuse’s fourth game in four days, it wilted against the fast, physical Cardinals. In all, Louisville scored 25 points off turnovers in the second half.“It’s everything. It’s a little bit of everything,” Carter-Williams said of the Cardinals’ defense. “Also, I think it’s a little bit of us, we played three tough games. We’re tired, it’s the second half. There’s no excuse, we’ve still got to get through it.”Emotions continued to boil over when Carter-Williams was called for a flagrant foul for elbowing Louisville forward Luke Hancock in the face. Hancock hit both free throws.Louisville’s lead continued to grow and Syracuse continued to collapse. The game slipped away. It had once been in the Orange’s grip. It was once headed for a perfect ending to Syracuse 34-year run in the Big East.Then it was gone. From what would’ve been a remarkable ending to cap a remarkable run in the Big East tournament, a game to forget and regret emerged.Said Triche: “It’s like a bad dream.” Commentslast_img read more

USC Thornton attends Asia-Pacific Summit

first_imgFrom April 2-5, the USC Thornton School of Music, as well as representatives from leading music institutions, met in Sydney, Australia for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit.Music to my ears · The USC Thornton School of Music attended the first ever Asia-Pacific Music Summit, held from April 2-5 in Sydney, Australia. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanThe two institutions representing the United States were the Thornton School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The goal of the summit was to create closer ties between musical institutions in the Pacific Region, as well as advance the area as a driving force of music education and culture.“I could not be more pleased to be able to spend quality time with these Pacific Rim music leaders,” said Robert Cutietta, dean of the Thornton School. “Our discussions about the future of classical music, and music in general, have been very stimulating.”The Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney and Beijing Central Conservatory of Music hosted the summit. Over the course of four days, leaders discussed course programs, student exchanges, industry collaborations, funding models and performance platforms.The inaugural conference served as the first time that deans and presidents gathered from the schools participating in the conference in the Pacific Rim region.Sydney Conservatorium of Music Dean Karl Kramer described the conference as a “unique” opportunity to utilize the distinctive traits of multiple premier music institutions.“While we all assume the Western music tradition of teaching, each institution is mutually exclusive in terms of how it operates,” Kramer said. “We are 12 unique case studies, each with different expertise to share. The summit is a starting point to forming stronger human connections between the institutions to encourage greater and more regular dialogue across the region.”A result of the conference was the establishing of the Pacific Alliance of Music Schools by representatives in attendance. The newly formed PAMS consists of pre-eminent music institutions from Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. During the summit, the participants also solidified their commitment to an annual convention hosted by a member of PAMS.“This inaugural conference is an outstanding beginning to an important alliance of the finest music schools on the Pacific Rim,” said David H. Stull, president of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. “Global interchange is the future of music and education. I am tremendously enthusiastic about the potential of this initiative.”last_img read more

Dodgers add three minor-leaguers to 40-man roster

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers added three minor-leaguers to their 40-man roster Wednesday afternoon, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 draft.Outfielder D.J. Peters, right-hander Mitchell White and infielder Zach McKinstry were added to the 40-man roster for the first time in their careers. The Dodgers now have no openings on their 40-man roster.A fourth-round pick out of Western Nevada Community College in 2016, Peters is considered one of the top power prospects in the Dodgers’ system. He was the California League MVP in 2017 and has hit 92 home runs with a .501 slugging percentage in four minor-league seasons, including 23 last year when he split the year between Double-A and Triple-A. Peters hit .249 with an .811 OPS in 57 games at Triple-A.White was the Dodgers’ second-round draft pick out of Santa Clara in 2016. His development has been hindered by an assortment of injuries. He reached Triple-A for the first time last season but went 3-6 with a 6.50 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 16 games (13 starts) for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season McKinstry was the Dodgers’ 33rd-round pick out of Central Michigan in that 2016 draft. Playing multiple positions (primarily second base and shortstop), McKinstry hit .300 with an .882 OPS and 19 home runs while advancing from Double-A to Triple-A last season.The annual Rule 5 draft will be conducted Dec. 12 during the Winter Meetings in San Diego.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington rec rap: Dec. 31- Jan. 7, 2013

first_imgWRC rec rapRec Rap Dec. 31th-Jan. 17thLook for it! The WRC 2013 Winter-Spring program guide may be viewed and programs may be registered for online @ The guide will be available at area schools and businesses in early January. Closings for the Holidays.  Please note, the WRC will be closed Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st. The Fitness Center will be closed at 4:00 pm on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st. SportsOpen Gym Basketball resumes this Sunday, Dec. 30th at the High School gym.Little Hoopers and WRC Youth Basketball begins Sat., Jan. 5th.GoJu-Ryu Karate session 1 runs Jan. 1st-29th. YouthMiddle Schoolers can ‘Glow in the New Year’ at the first dance of 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12th.WRC Kid’s Club resumes Thursday, JAn. 3rd for Kind.-5th grades. Take a Ski Vacation to Winter Park Colorado with the WRC and Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 7th-11th! A $50 deposit is due by Jan. 2nd to reserve your seat on the bus. FitnessBegin the new year feeling your best! Schedule a consultation with Personal Trainers, Cherity Elder and Debbie Murphy at the Fitness Center, 326-3435.The Fitness Center Membership Special runs Jan. 2nd-31st, purchase a one year membership by Jan. 31st to receive great savings. 1 yr. Single- $160, 1 yr. Family- $225, 1 yr. Single Senior- $110, 1 yr. Family Senior- $190. Call the FC for more information.Register for FREE Trial Fitness Classes from Jan. 7th-17th, thru the WRC. Classes include; Zumba Fitness, Zumba Tone, Gentle Yoga, Sunrise Yoga, Hi/Lo Power Mix & Butz & Gutz. //last_img read more


first_img“I was a little nervous about the condition of the track today, and she set some fast early fractions, and they were coming off the pace later in the day, but Flavien did a great job, and we got it done.” FLAVIEN PRAT, PACIFIC HEAT, WINNER: “I prefer a fair track. She wasn’t really comfortable on this sloppy track today but she has so much talent that didn’t even matter. Her talent made all the difference.” JOCKEY QUOTES JOE CIAGLIA, PACIFIC HEAT, WINNER: “She won at Del Mar, she won on the grass, she won the dirt, she won going short, she won going long – so she’s very versatile. She’s got a lot of talent. We might wait two months and go to the Acorn Stakes. Before Del Mar starts and we go back to turf, the Acorn is a definite possibility. It’s a nice progression.” NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad; Mike Burns; and Joe Ciaglia of Upland. TRAINER QUOTES -30-last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES             MIKE PEGRAM, PART OWNER OF PRETTY N COOL, WINNER: “She ran nice and we really like the price (she got) too.”“If you look at her work pattern, she was ready to run today and Bobby is pretty good off the layoff.“She looked pretty good today. With this rain, this one was for the love of the game!” NOTES: The winning owners are Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.center_img MARTIN GARCIA, PRETTY N COOL, WINNER: “She was ready today and I think this is her best distance, six furlongs. She has  a lot of natural speed.“She likes to with time in between races and does well when she gets it. It was a tough race today but she was pretty impressive. She came back strong.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img

Becks quizzes Jose on how to look after Inter Miami stars as legend visits Spurs

first_imgDAVID BECKHAM quizzed Jose Mourinho on how to look after his Inter Miami stars after paying a visit to Tottenham Stadium.Manchester United legend Beckham created his American outfit two years ago and they finally played their first MLS match earlier in 2020.3 David Beckham has sought advice from Spurs boss Jose Mourinho on how to make Inter Miami a top teamCredit: James Drew TurnerHowever, there is a long road ahead for Golden Balls, who aims to be top of the pile across the Atlantic.And before the current coronavirus lockdown, Becks went to link up with former Utd and Chelsea boss Mourinho at Spurs’ new stadium, while also chatting with stars including Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura at their training ground.He told AIA: “As an I owner I want to help my team be the best they possibly can.“To get insight from a manager as experienced and successful as Jose was a real privilege.“There’s a lot of science and new thinking in the game since I was a player but it’s clear that simple things like a solid routine and great sleep are still really important.”3 Beckham was reunited with ex-PSG pal Lucas Moura and also met Son Heung-MinCredit: James Drew TurnerMourinho added: “It was a pleasure to welcome a true football legend like David back to the club earlier this season and to learn about his affinity for Spurs through family ties and training at the club in 2011.“We also spent time discussing the virtues of team preparation and ensuring the players are in peak condition both physically and mentally.”Beckham was also delighted to link up with former Paris Saint-Germain teammate Lucas again.And he hilariously revealed the Brazilian tries to get some shut-eye whenever possible.Becks laughed: “I have never seen anyone sleep as much as this man.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnI 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 club“The moment we got on the bus, the plane, the hotel, the restaurant, everywhere he would sleep!”AIA brings its global ambassador, David Beckham, and partner, Tottenham Hotspur, together to promote healthier, longer, better lives. For more information visit: AIA.com3 Beckham linked up with Harry Winks and Japhet Tanganga at Spurs’ training groundCredit: James Drew TurnerDavid and Romeo Beckham perform football stunts on new Teq Ball tablelast_img read more