Aidan O’Brien’s Egyptian Warrior showed a willing attitude to get the better of the pacesetting Supreme Doc and land the www.clonmelraces.ie Novice Hurdle at Clonmel. Robbie Power was happy to sit off the pace in the four-runner event, but had to get more urgent on the 11/8 favourite on the home turn, as he still had ground to make up on the leader. Getting upsides just after the second-last flight, Egyptian Warrior stayed on best up the final straight to record a three-length success. Press Association Frank Berry, winning owner JP McManus’ racing manager, said: “It was workmanlike but he did it well. He’s tough and jumped great. He seemed to handle conditions well and we’ll find another one for him now.” Power completed a double when Presenting Beara landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Captain Christy Rated Novice Chase. Power was happy to let the 7/2 chance bowl along in front, and they had seen off all rivals bar Bose Ikard by the second last. Sneaking an extra couple of lengths advantage approaching the last, Presenting Beara had enough in hand up the run-in to hold Bose Ikard half a length at bay. Trainer Colm Murphy said: “I’m delighted with that. The conditions of the race suited him off his mark and he seems to be improving. “He gets that three miles well and relishes every yard. He’s in the Munster National and we’ll have a look at that. “His problem was he was over-jumping but he’s getting more economical and more experienced. He’s only young and will hopefully improve again.”
Associated Press March 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team.All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.___Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with a church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to school kids age 18 and under on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.Isaac says he’s partnering with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church for that initiative. Isaac also announced that he’ll be helping families obtain boxes of non-perishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal and cereal and instant rice. The Latest: Blues say relative of employee has COVID-19 “There’s a great concern to those kids going hungry at this time. We don’t want that to happen,” Isaac said.The breakfasts and lunches will be grab-and-go style, in line with social distancing mandates. Isaac says a nurse will be on-site for the pickups as well. Isaac also says there’s a similar plan in place to assist those who are living in extended-stay hotels.“We cannot just sit on our hands while this is going on,” Isaac said.Isaac was honored by the Magic last year for his commitment to community involvement. The Magic have pledged $2 million to help arena workers displaced by the sports and entertainment shutdown, and Magic players Mo Bamba and Nikola Vucevic are among those who have offered financial help to that cause as well.___
LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Leeds United moved one step closer to ending a 16-year wait for a Premier League return after a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the second-tier Championship put them within a point of automatic promotion to the top flight.Leeds, who missed out on promotion last year after finishing third and losing in the playoffs, are top with 87 points — five points ahead of West Bromwich Albion and six in front of third-placed Brentford with two more rounds of fixtures left.A first half own goal from Michael Sollbauer as he tried to block Patrick Bamford’s cut-back ensured Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side took home all three points in a cagey Yorkshire derby.“It was a product of the collective effort,” Bielsa told a post-match news conference. “We had to run a lot to keep the result. I value a lot the courage and effort all the players gave to keep the difference in the result.”If West Brom fail to win at Huddersfield Town on Friday and Brentford do not beat Stoke City away on Saturday, Leeds would be champions by the time they visit Derby County on Sunday.Leeds striker Bamford said promotion would be a big moment for the city but warned that Leeds were “not over the line yet” and that winning the title was the priority.“The way we looked at it is that before this game it was six points to be champions, not just to go up,” he told Sky Sports. “Going up is obviously the main aim but if you’re going up as champions it makes it so much better.”
Alex Iwobi has admitted that he wants Tottenham Hotspur to lose to Liverpool in the Champions League final on June 1.The Nigeria international knows all about the rivalry between Arsenal and their North London neighbors Spurs and he’s backing Jurgen Klopp’s side to win the game at the Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid.Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates are preparing to face Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku next week and they will be granted a place in next season’s Champions League if they win the trophy. ”We’re not trying to focus on Tottenham to be fair, I actually hope they lose,” Iwobi told Sky Sports.“No, we’re not trying to look at them, they’ve done well to be fair, I have to give it to them.”But we want to focus on ourselves and bring back the trophy for us.”Iwobi would become the first Nigerian player since Dickson Etuhu in May 2010 to feature in a Europa League final if he plays against Chelsea.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
More Coverage 2nd half boost, hot shooting and more takeaways from Syracuse’s win over GeorgetownTyus Battle’s game-winner lifts Syracuse to win over former conference foe GeorgetownJalen Carey’s impact helps Syracuse in comeback against Georgetown Facebook Twitter Google+ AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Syracuse (7-2) defeated Georgetown, (7-2), 72-71, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. After trailing at halftime, the Orange stormed back to beat a former Big East rival. Tyus Battle scored a game-high 26 points while Elijah Hughes and Oshae Brissett added 15 and 12 points, respectively. Jalen Carey also helped the Orange when Frank Howard fouled out. Battle connected on a jumper with 2.5 seconds left in the game to give SU the victory.Here’s what our beat writers thought of Saturday’s game. Published on December 8, 2018 at 9:28 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Digna Strautmane reached her right arm out to close down Louisville point guard Dana Evans, then turned her head to Kiara Lewis. In the split-second Strautmane took to gesture toward Lewis to switch — Lewis was on the 6-foot-2 Bionca Dunham — Evans stepped back and drilled her fifth 3-pointer of the game, one that extended the Cardinals lead to 26, its largest of the afternoon. After an Amaya Finklea-Guity and-one, Evans sliced through SU’s full-court press and brought the ball into the frontcourt. This time, Gabrielle Cooper shoved a hand in her face, but it didn’t matter. Evans passed to Jazmine Jones on the right wing, Cooper slid left and Jones dished right back to Evans. Again, Evans’ quick trigger was lethal. The ACC player of the year sunk her second long ball in as many possessions, burying the Orange even further.“We came out and we were trying to get our defense set,” Hillsman said. “And every time we were in the zone, we would get off (Evans) and she would shoot the three.”Evans’ 23 points and six 3-pointers led the Cardinals in No. 8-seed Syracuse’s (16-16, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) 71-46 blowout loss to No. 1-seed Louisville (28-3, 16-2) in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum. The defeat confirms the Orange will not reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. SU posted one of its worst offensive performances of the year, shooting 27% (17-for-63) from the field. But it was Evans and the Cardinals’ aggressive, efficient play that proved how big the gap between the two teams is, something that wasn’t apparent in their two regular season meetings. Syracuse’s 59-51 victory over then-No. 5 Louisville at the Carrier Dome on Feb. 9 gave Hillsman and SU hope it could win the ACC tournament. After the Orange’s loss to Boston College in the final game of the regular season, Hillsman said, “We’ve beaten the top teams in this conference, so we gotta go down there and play that way.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince Syracuse beat Louisville, the Cardinals haven’t lost a game. While Syracuse entered the conference tournament on a three-game skid, Louisville rode a six-game winning streak into Greensboro. Hillsman and the Orange knew it had to win the ACC tournament to reach the NCAA tournament while the Cardinals are a projected two-seed. Unprompted, Louisville head coach Jeff Walz mentioned Sabrina Ionescu and Oregon — the nation’s best player and team to beat — in his postgame press conference. He noted that the Cardinals are 2-0 against the reigning Wooden Award winner. In Hillsman’s, there was talk about the WNIT. In SU’s previous win over the Cardinals, Evans played as poorly as she had all season. Louisville’s leading scorer shot 4-for-17 with five turnovers as Louisville dropped just its third game of the season. The conference’s top team hasn’t lost a game since. On Friday, Cardinals head coach Jeff Walz credited Elizabeth Balogun, who didn’t play in the loss to Syracuse, for his team’s improvement against the 2-3 zone.“(Balogun’s) got the ability to make four or five 3s in a row so it spreads the floor for us,” Walz said. “Now we’re able to spread things out, so when we do get a chance to drive and attack the gap we’re getting nice looks.”Balogun had just five points on 2-for-9 shooting on Friday, but her presence alone forced Hillsman to adjust the way the Orange set up defensively. SU had four 3-point shooters to keep track of at all times, so it couldn’t afford to focus on just Evans. When the Orange pressured Evans and Jones on the perimeter, Louisville fed inside to forwards Dunham and Kylee Shook. When SU turned its focus to bigs, Louisville’s perimeter players found space to fire from behind the arc. The Cardinals shot 12-for-23 from 3-point range, equalling its highest tally of the season.After a sluggish first quarter by both teams, Louisville ramped up the tempo on both ends of the court. The Cardinals’ pace in the second quarter was the difference, Evans said. Whenever Louisville got a defensive rebound or a steal, it pushed the ball up the court to keep SU from setting up its 2-3 zone.On the Orange’s second possession of the quarter, Lewis attempted to find Emily Engstler in the high post, but her looping pass was poked away by Yacine Diop. Evans reacted quickest and snagged the ball before it went out of bounds, then smoked Lewis in a race to the basket. Her collision with Cooper in mid-air wasn’t enough to keep the ball out of the hoop. And-one.“We dictated a lot of what we wanted (Syracuse) to do,” Walz said. “Instead of just reacting to what they were doing, I thought defensively we were there on the catch.Louisville’s high tempo and aggression throughout the second quarter and beyond blew the Orange away. Its 21-point lead at halftime was too much for Syracuse to overcome in the second half, no matter the adjustments it made. The Cardinals were simply too smart, too savvy and flat-out better than the Orange. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2020 at 6:37 pm Contact David: email@example.com
The Junior Female Black Sticks lost their third game on the trot in the ongoing FIH hockey junior women’s world cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. Ghana played a much more improved game on Tuesday but failed to defend and score, leaving hockey sleeping giants the USA to beat them 6-0.This brings to a total of 25 goals scored against Ghana in the three group games so far.The results place the Ghanaian Junior Black Sticks at the bottom of the four-team group with no point as defending champions, Holland and USA picked the group’s ticket for the quarter-final stage of the July 27 to August 4 tournament.Ghana conceded three goals in each half but they could have ended the match at least 4-1 but lost concentration in the last three minutes while blowing away a golden opportunity to score their first ever World Cup goal on their maiden appearance.Hard working Ernestina Coffie missed the upright narrowly with 10 minutes of playing time left which could have changed the game in favour of the Junior Black Sticks.The team begins their placement match on Thursday against either Canada or South Africa depending on the outcome of the final Pool B matches Tuesday. Ghana has conceded a total of 25 goals in three matches including 10-0 against The Netherlands and nine against Korea Republic.
Pele was one of many who missed the first half of Brazil’s World Cup match against Mexico yesterday after being caught in traffic as fans rushed to get home before kickoff.“For the first time I had to listen to the first half of a Brazil game inside a car, we were stuck in traffic,” the Brazilian soccer great told Globo TV.Widely regarded as the greatest ever player, Pele at least missed no goals with the tournament favourites being held to a 0-0 draw in Fortaleza.Much of Brazil ground to a halt for the match, the hosts’ second of the tournament, with the second largest city Sao Paulo suffering near record traffic jams as scores of residents rushed back home to watch.Sao Paulo transportation authorities said that at its peak, 302 km of roads and highways were backed up in the city. The all time high was 344 km on May 23.
Green Bay fired coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday in a move that surprised many, even Aaron Rodgers.While speaking to the media on Monday, the Packers quarterback discussed the decision and admitted he didn’t see it coming. “I was as shocked as many of you were, I’m sure,” Rodgers said.It’s no secret tensions have been high between Rodgers and McCarthy as the team has struggled to a 4-7-1 record this season. But Rodgers said the entire team shares responsibility for the dismissal following a disappointing home loss to the lowly Cardinals and hopes the reports of a fractured relationship weren’t the motive for McCarthy’s firing. Related News “I hope that’s not the reason,” Rodgers said. “I think him and I, like any relationship, we have our amazing times, we have our times when we butt heads. “As much as what was made, conjecture about him and I’s relationship, it was always built on mutual respect and communication. That’s why this is a different day for myself and the guys in the locker room. We accomplished a lot together. We had some incredible moments.”Rodgers revealed he has not spoken to McCarthy since he was let go but said he intends to reach out to him this week.In the meantime, interim coach Joe Philbin will have his first game at the helm when the Packers host the Falcons in Week 14 action. Packers interim coach Joe Philbin: ‘We have to get these guys to play better’ Mike McCarthy fired: Three highs and lows from his 12-year Packers run
Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut, in the two particular person matches, and Pablo Carreño and Feliciano López, in the doubles, sealed a good debut for the Spanish crew in the ATP Cup with a resounding 3-0 victory in opposition to Georgia. On Monday, Francisco Roig’s crew will face Uruguay. How does the new ATP Cup work? The match that bids with the Davis Cup for being the Tennis World CupAt the finish of the day, Pablo Carreño and Feliciano López contributed the third level. They received in the doubles, 6-Three and 6-4, Aleksandre Bakshi and George Tsivadze.Spain opened its participation in the new ATP crew competitors with a full in opposition to Georgia squad to sleep at the head of Group B.The Spanish crew will relaxation this Sunday and resume the match on Monday, with the crossing in opposition to the Uruguay crew, which misplaced to Japan 0-3.Rafa by no means fails The world primary, Rafa Nadal, gave Spain this Saturday, after beating Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-3, 6-4), the closing victory for Spain in its confrontation in opposition to Georgia (2-0) in the ATP Cup, the ATP world match with 18 nations held in Australia and marking the starting of the 2020 season. Picture: EFE Though one thing chilly got here to the observe of the Queensland Tennis Middle in Brisbane, yielding its preliminary serve, the Balearic knew methods to reply quickly. With a ‘contrabreak’ he repaired the scenario, materializing his second break ball, and, though he might break once more the service of the quantity 26 of the ATP in the sixth recreation, he lastly achieved it in the eighth earlier than confirming the break and victory in the set in the subsequent.Rather more snug, Nadal was gaining confidence in his first assembly of the 12 months and didn’t miss the first alternative offered to him, breaking his rival in the fifth recreation. It was the first of three video games received consecutively, which had been interrupted by one other ‘break’ of Basilashvili.In truth, the Georgian got here to tie the contest (5-5), and Manacor needed to resort to a different ‘counterbreak’ to finish the contest in his subsequent service in an hour and 50 minutes.Baptist crushed his rival Beforehand, Roberto Bautista gave Spain the first level when overwhelming Aleksandre Metreveli (6-0, 6-0). The Castellón, quantity 9 in the world and second head of the Spanish crew, had no mercy on the quantity 679 of the ATP rating, which succumbed after an hour and 11 minutes and couldn’t win any video games on the Australian website.Thus, Bautista took benefit of three of the six breaking balls he had in the first set to endorse a ‘rosco’ to the Georgian, who wasted at the starting of the second spherical his solely ‘break’ ball to yield three breaks once more and say goodbye with defeat.“I felt a hundred % on the observe. I like to organize the preseason effectively, I’ve carried out it at residence,” mentioned Bautista after the assembly. “We all know methods to play the video games effectively, we have now a very full crew and we’re very ready,” he added about Spain’s choices in the match. The Spanish crew crushes Georgia in its premiere at the ATP CupOn Monday, these of Francisco Roig will measure the mixed Uruguay