DOUBLE TOUCH, GHOUL & WHAT’SONTHEAGENDA ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF

first_imgDOUBLE TOUCH, GHOUL & WHAT’SONTHEAGENDA ALL PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFBAFFERT’S COMEBACK AX MAN LOOMS QUESTION MARK AS HE’S ALSO ENTERED TO RUN SATURDAYARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2020)–In what shapes up as an outstanding betting race, sharp turf sprinters Double Touch, Ghoul and What’sontheagenda rate huge chances in Sunday’s $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes, which has attracted a field of seven older horses and will be contested at 5 ½ furlongs over the Santa Anita turf.  The biggest question mark(s) in the race would appear to be Bob Baffert’s comebacking Ax Man, who hasn’t run since March 30, would be trying turf for the first time, and, is also entered to run in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes.DOUBLE TOUCHOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA fast finishing second, beaten three quarters of a length in the Grade II, 5 ½ furlong turf Joe Hernandez Stakes on Jan. 1, this 6-year-old English-bred gelding will be ridden back by Victor Espinoza in what will be his fourth start off of a $40,000 claim by Sadler on Sept. 1.  A close fourth three starts back going five furlongs on grass in the Grade III Eddie D Stakes Sept. 27, Double Touch is on top of his game and would be flattered by a fast early pace on Sunday.GHOULOwner:  Gary Barber & Wachtel StableTrainer:  Peter MillerA 5-year-old gelding, Ghoul won five out of his first eight starts in his native Brazil, but was winless in five North American starts with top trainer Mark Casse and was sold privately following a fifth place allowance finish at Woodbine on Nov. 24.  In his first start for Miller on Dec. 29, Ghoul rallied from off the pace to win a 5 ½ furlong turf allowance over a Santa Anita turf listed as “good” by a half length and like Double Touch, would benefit from a fast pace with leading man Joel Rosario riding him back in the Clockers’ Corner.WHATSONTHEAGENDAOwner:  Beerman Family Trust, Greg Hall & Sajay Racing, LLCTrainer:  Doug O’NeillSecond, beaten a half length by Ghoul as the 5-2 favorite here on Dec. 29, this 6-year-old Dialed In gelding should once again press the early pace with Tiago Pereira engaged.  Ridden last time by Flavien Prat, Pereira hasn’t ridden him since January of 2019.  Winless with four seconds in nine tries at 5 ½ furlongs on turf, it’ll be up to Pereira to ration his speed and hold off the late closers on Sunday.AX MANOwner:  Patti & Hal EarnhardtTrainer:  Bob BaffertWhere will he run?  That’s the question at entry time on Thursday, as this 5-year-old gelded homebred son of Misremembered, out of the Flying Chevron mare Shameful, has also been entered to run in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes here at six furlongs on the main track.  Idle since March 30, when fifth as the 6-5 favorite in the Grade II San Carlos Stakes, Ax Man would be trying turf for the first time if he runs on Sunday.  Favored in eight out of his nine career starts, he’s got four wins and two thirds to his credit and will no doubt command serious attention in the wagering should he suit up for the Clockers’ Corner.THE $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 8  Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTOiseau de Guerre–Rafael Bejarano–122Ghoul–Joel Rosario–122Lil Milo–Ruben Fuentes–122Ax Man–Drayden Van Dyke–122What’sontheagenda–Tiago Pereira–120Double Touch–Victor Espinoza–122Bay Muzik–Abel Cedillo–122First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Batang Gilas trounces HK, meets Japan for WC slot

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The 42-point bamboozling gave the Filipinos the momentum they need when they battle the Japanese at 6 p.m. Friday not only for a place in the Final Four but for a spot in the World Under-17 championship slated in Argentina in May.Japan topped Group D and will also come into its match with the Filipinos flaunting sharp form after clipping defending champion South Korea, 76-73, also Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJapan evades AustraliaThe victory by the Japanese enabled them to stay away from Australia in the quarterfinals. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Photo from Fiba.comThis is one shot of confidence Batang Gilas Pilipinas can certainly use.The Filipinos readied themselves for a critical clash with Japan in the Fiba Asia U-16 quarterfinals after closing out their group assignments with a 103-61 shellacking of Hong Kong at Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu gymnasium in China on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Aussies, who drew the Koreans, tore the Filipinos to shreds, 82-52, on Wednesday to remain the favorites here.The game against Hong Kong was the Philippines’ best showing here yet, as the Filipinos shot 41 percent from the field after going 11-for-35 from beyond the arc.King Balaga and RC Calimag scored 12 points each and led five others in twin digits with the beanpole Kai Sotto shooting 11 and grabbing 12 rebounds in 10 minutes, a ploy which coach Mike Oliver used to keep the 7-foot-1 wonder fresh for the Japanese.It was also Japan which ousted the Philippines in 2015, and getting payback is an added motivation for this batch of Gilas members.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Castro virtual Jr Am champion MOST READlast_img read more

He’s back: Neymar rejoins PSG on China tour

first_imgLATEST STORIES Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (C) walks on the pitch with teammates after winning the French L1 title at the end of the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Rennes at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on May 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEDozens of screaming fans welcomed Brazil star Neymar on Thursday as he flew in to China to rejoin Paris Saint-Germain after his disappointing World Cup.The world’s most expensive player, wearing a canary-yellow hoodie, posed for pictures with airport staff before his noisy welcome in the arrivals hall.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil However, Thursday’s enthusiastic welcome indicated that his popularity in China remains very much intact.RELATED VIDEO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Footage on Neymar’s Twitter account showed him signing Barcelona, Brazil and PSG shirts before being guided through the crowd by minders and security staff.Neymar’s arrival, ahead of Saturday’s French Super Cup game against Monaco in Shenzhen, comes more than five months after his last appearance for PSG following a foot injury in late February.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The flamboyant forward then endured a turbulent World Cup as Brazil were stunned by Belgium in the quarter-finals and he was widely lampooned for his play-acting.“I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football played,” the 26-year-old told AFP last month in an interview, describing his World Cup disappointment. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UEFA increases Nasri’s doping ban to 18 months In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Video: Check out Shaun Maloney’s stunning Scotland winner

first_imgShaun Maloney became Scotland’s latest hero on Friday night when he popped up with this classy finish to boost Scotland Euro 2016 hopes.A closely-fought, and often heated clash with Republic of Ireland looked destined to end goalless, until the Wigan man found the bottom corner with a brilliant curling effort late in the second-half, handing the hosts a 1-0 win at Celtic Park.The precious victory gives Gordon Strachan’s side a great chance of booking one of the top three Group D qualifying spots – with third landing them a play-off place – having moved level with the Irish and World Champions Germany on seven points, three points adrift of leaders Poland.From 7pm, talkSPORT is live from Celtic Park with commentary of Scotland v England at 8pm.last_img

‘Fans are in danger of driving Barkley away from Everton’, claims Beecroft

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Merseyside correspondent Graham Beecroft claims Everton fans are in danger of driving Ross Barkley away from the club.The 21-year-old, who has been at Goodison Park for his entire career, was booed during the Toffees’ 0-0 Premier League draw with West Brom on Monday night.The England starlet has been linked with a mega-money move to Manchester City next summer, and Beecroft claims Everton’s faithful should be careful what they wish for.“Everton fans are in big danger of driving Ross Barkley away from the football club,” he told Alan Brazil and Brian Moore.Listen again to the full interview above and leave your thoughts on Ross Barkley below…last_img

Car thief slams into RPV doctor

first_imgThe driver in the Camry abandoned it at Rhone Drive and jumped into the pickup truck, which fled north on Hawthorne, Baillif said. The deputy pulled the truck over at Country Lane and arrested the driver, Lindeman, but the passenger, Santanselmo, ran into a brushy canyon near Hawthorne Boulevard and Peppertree and Country lanes. Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the area and a helicopter circled above. A heat-sensing device aboard the chopper zeroed in on Santanselmo, who was hiding at the bottom of the ravine. When he failed to surrender, deputies sent a dog in after him. The dog bit him and he was arrested. Lindeman appeared Thursday before Judge William Beverly in Torrance court. He pleaded guilty and was held on $625,000 bail. Santanselmo, who is in custody, did not appear for the arraignment. He possibly will be in court today. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com Staff writer Denise Nix contributed to this article.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two men were charged Thursday with running down a Rancho Palos Verdes cardiologist with his own car, a vehicle they had just stolen from outside his home. The cardiologist, who was unconscious for a time, remains hospitalized with head injuries and facial fractures, prosecutors said. The suspects, Charles Lindeman, 36, of San Pedro and Daniel Santanselmo, 21, of Rancho Palos Verdes face attempted murder, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon charges. The crime occurred about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 32600 block of Nantasket Drive. The 39-year-old physician told sheriff’s deputies his keys were taken in an earlier burglary at his apartment and the thieves had returned to take his Toyota Camry, Lomita sheriff’s Sgt. Stan Baillif said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe doctor ran from his apartment when he heard his car alarm sound. He saw a man behind the wheel of the vehicle trying to start it. When he yelled at the man, the carjacker started the engine and accelerated toward him. The car struck the doctor, who was lifted onto the hood. The thief sped up and swerved violently to throw him off, prosecutors said. The victim watched his car being driven away, followed by a dark-colored pickup truck. Ten minutes later, as paramedics attended to the doctor, a deputy spotted the car and truck on Hawthorne Boulevard. last_img read more

Iraq war progress torture for Democrats

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSo now we will have an inquiry into whether the CIA has violated the law by destroying tapes it was under no obligation to make in the first place; concerning an interrogation technique that at the very worst (according to most reliable reports) involved making three notorious terrorists think, for a few seconds, that they were drowning. I have severe doubts as to whether waterboarding constitutes torture. But I am certain that the unceasing attention it receives and the eagerness of many Democrats to indict the Bush administration have done more damage to America’s image than anything the CIA has done. I say this for two reasons: When Democrats talk of coverup and torture, we know they’re referring to waterboarding, but the world doesn’t know that. People in the Middle East and elsewhere naturally assume that torture is torture – the kind that al-Qaida was grimly practicing in Muqdadiya and elsewhere. And the more dark insinuations that issue from Capitol Hill and The New York Times, etc., the more certain the rest of the world is that we are doing similar things. I was recently invited, for example, by the Oxford Union in England to debate (for the affirmative) the proposition “Resolved: This House Would Torture to Save Lives.” I declined but counter-offered on David Frum’s advice to debate “Resolved: This House Believes Terrorists Deserve the Full Protection of the Geneva Conventions.” I await their reply. The unending controversy about waterboarding has completely obscured the reality of what is going on at Guantanamo, where inmates are gaining weight on the culturally sensitive diet, having surgeries to repair old injuries, reading their Korans and praying on the U.S.-supplied prayer mats, and conferring with their lawyers while troops of journalists, politicians and human rights activists parade by. All of this comes against the backdrop of Iraq, where at long last the violence has been contained, al-Qaida is in retreat and refugees are returning home. If present trends continue, Iraq will not be the failure and disaster for the United States our enemies were hoping for. Could it be that the Democrats too are disappointed, and are seeking in the CIA story another way to undermine the progress? It didn’t get a lot of attention, but in mid-December, U.S. forces in Iraq discovered an al-Qaida torture center north of Baghdad. Muqdadiya is about 60 miles north of the capital. American soldiers found a blood-spattered room where chains still hung on the gory walls. A metal bed frame was still connected to an electric shock generator. The Americans also found bloody knives and swords. Outside, the bodies of 26 people were buried in common graves. That al-Qaida has made rape, torture and murder its calling card in Iraq is not news. Michael Yon (michaelyon-online.com), among others, has reported the atrocities committed by al-Qaida in Iraq, and even the major media have at last come to acknowledge that Sunni leaders – disgusted by the atrocities they have witnessed – have teamed up with the Americans to defeat al-Qaida. It was Iraqi locals who pointed the U.S. patrol to the torture house in Muqdadiya. Last May, according to The Smoking Gun Web site, U.S. troops unearthed an even more grisly site, an al-Qaida torture chamber in Baghdad itself. When they entered, the soldiers found an Iraqi man suspended from the ceiling by chains. The room contained torture implements including hammers, whips, meat cleavers and wire cutters as well as a crude torture manual, displaying various methods of inflicting unbearable pain. These included using a blowtorch on the skin, gouging out eyes, using an electric drill to cut through a hand, and many more. It’s useful to be reminded of what real torture looks like when the Democrats in Washington are working themselves into a characteristic froth about the CIA and the destroyed interrogation tapes. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., declared that for “the past six years, the Bush administration has run roughshod over our ideals and the rule of law.” It reminded him of nothing so much as the “18-and-a-half-minute gap on the tapes of Richard Nixon.” Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., smells “obstruction of justice.” Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. (e-mail: mcharen@cox.net).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to prison

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Bendtner spent nine years at Arsenal 3 RANKED Bendtner was sentenced to 50 days in jail 3 Bendtner, 30, broke a taxi driver’s jaw in September following a night out in Copenhagen and was subsequently arrested.The court was shown a video from inside the cab, which led to his conviction.Three days after the incident, Bendtner issued the following apology: “I was involved in an extremely unfortunate episode. I could not imagine it would develop as it did, and of course I’m extremely sad that the outcome became as unfortunate as it did.“To Rosenborg fans and audiences, I regret that this has happened. I’m sorry with all my heart that we are standing here today. “To my dear team-mates, I regret that this will steal focus in an important time. I thank you for your understanding.“I have never been a fighter but I protect those I love on and off the pitch.”It has been reported that Bendtner was out partying with girlfriend Philine Roepstorff at Lusso nightclub before the assault occurred.A spokesman for the taxi company, DanTaxi, said: “It’s the name (Bendtner) that the driver has reported.“The episode has taken place with the taxi company’s employees. “We are deeply shaken. This applies to everyone in the business. We have been informed internally, and of course this is something that has left us shaken.“Copenhagen police confirmed to the newspaper that they received a report of violence against a taxi driver at 2.41am on Sunday.”The Dane scored 45 goals for Arsenal in a nine-career between 2005 and 2014.During his turbulent time with the Gunners, he was loaned out to Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus, before eventually leaving for Wolfsburg on a free transfer.A brief, unsuccessful spell at Nottingham Forest followed in 2016 and he signed for Rosenborg in 2017. Latest Football News Bendtner leaves the Copenhagen City court with his lawyer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED ADVICE no dice Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in prison for assaulting a taxi driver.The Denmark international, who now plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg, has appealed the sentence. MONEY 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

CO DONEGAL PRIEST DUE IN COURT ON INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGES

first_imgA CO Donegal priest is due to appear in court in the North charged with indecently assaulting a girl more than 20 years ago.Father Eugene Boland, 65, from Moville, faces four charges relating to alleged assaults on the girl in Derry between June 1990 and June 1992.The priest is on a leave of absence from his position as PP in Killyclogher in Co Tyrone. Fr Boland is a native of Moville and was ordained in St Pius X Church there in 1973. A preliminary enquiry into the case at Derry Magistrates Court is due to go ahead.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyCO DONEGAL PRIEST DUE IN COURT ON INDECENT ASSAULT CHARGES was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:father eugene bolandlast_img read more

STUDENTS CERTAINLY NOT ‘DRAGON’ THEIR HEELS IN RAPHOE!

first_imgThere are many myths and tales in the history of Raphoe, but today a new tale was added when a Dragon was spotted making its way through the historical town.But this was no ordinary dragon; this was a Deele College Dragon! Students from the local secondary school have been working for the past number of weeks in the school’s art department under the guidance of Art teacher Patrice Gallagher and today they unveiled the fruits of their labour.A 10 foot red dragon was launched from the school and made its way to the local primary schools, where the pupils took time out from their studies to enjoy the resplendent colours of this magnificent creature.The dragon was ably accompanied by Drummers and Pipers from the Royal and Prior Raphoe and Raphoe central for who added a wonderful musical element to the parade.This is a cross community project, which is all part of ETB week, which is designed to celebrate the changeover from Donegal VEC to the Donegal Training and Education Board (ETB) Over fifty students from Deele College were involved, where they showed their wonderful creative talents and the dragon was enjoyed by hundreds of Primary school children in the area.So if you’re driving through the famous town today, your mind is not playing tricks on you, there actually is a dragon passing by! STUDENTS CERTAINLY NOT ‘DRAGON’ THEIR HEELS IN RAPHOE! was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deele collegeETBRaphoelast_img read more