Kitten trapped in Bayonne Bridge rescued

first_imgBAYONNE – A 5-week-old kitten trapped between two concrete barricades on the Bayonne Bridge was rescued by a Port Authority police officer on September 5, according to the NY Daily News.Officer Ninzio DelPriore was patrolling the Bayonne Bridge when he was flagged down by a construction worker who heard distressed meows but could not see where the sounds were coming from.The kitten, who was later named Bridgette, was given to the Perth Amboy Animal Shelter. The kitten is reportedly in good health and is expected to be put up for adoption in the next few weeks, once she reaches five pounds. ×last_img read more

Frogmore hops into Equitable partnership

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SEE THE FIXTURES: Joy Sports Invitational 2016 draw

first_imgThe draw for the 10th edition of the annual JOY Sports Invitational tournament was held at the premises of the Multimedia Group on Friday.The games will be played on April 30 at the El Wak Stadium, but the 14 teams slugging were at the live draw to finalize the match-ups.The event was streamed live on Multi TV and Joy FM.The most credible and reliable corporate games in Ghana has seen increasing participation in the last nine years.The gamesSoccerVolleyballBasketballTable tennisUnisex relay100m dash (men)50m dash (women) Meanwhile, the focus will be on the Team Multimedia who have already declared a sporting war on all contenders for this season’s title.The teamsBest Western HotelCargillEmigohFatom ConstructionGHACEMGTPMcDan SHippingMultimedia GroupNugget EngineeringRegency View EstatesSapholdaSDC FinanceNestle Ghana Ltd|UnirobTHE FIXTURES –last_img read more

What channel is Barcelona vs. Napoli on today? TV schedule, live stream to watch Champions League

first_imgChampions League schedule 2020The coronavirus shut down live sports on the same day (March 11) that Paris Saint-Germain beat Dortmund and Atlético Madrid topped Liverpool to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. That left four Round of 16 games left on the schedule.UEFA recently determined all four remaining Champions League Round of 16 matches could play out at their originally scheduled locations before the tournament heads to Lisbon, Portugal, where all single-leg quarterfinal and semifinal matches will take place. The Champions League Final will be played in Lisbon, as well.All Champions League matches are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. Below is the complete Champions League schedule from what’s left of the Round of 16 through the Final at the end of the month.Friday, Aug. 7: Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamJuventus vs. Lyon (1st leg: 0-1)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessManchester City vs. Real Madrid (1st leg: 2-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVSaturday, Aug. 8: Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBayern vs. Chelsea (1st leg: 3-0)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessBarcelona vs. Napoli (1st leg: 1-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVWednesday, Aug. 12: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta vs. Paris3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessThursday., Aug. 13: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamLeipzig vs. Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessFriday, Aug. 14: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamNapoli/Barcelona vs. Chelsea/Bayern3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSaturday, Aug. 15: QuarterfinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamReal Madrid/Man. City vs. Lyon/Juventus3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessTuesday, Aug. 18: SemifinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta/Paris vs. Leipzig/Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessWednesday, Aug. 19: SemifinalsMatchTimeTV channelLive streamNapoli/Barcelona/Chelsea/Bayern vs. Real Madrid/Man. City/Lyon/Juventus3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSunday, Aug. 23: FinalMatchTimeTV channelLive streamTBD vs. TBD3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTV MORE: Watch select Champions League games on fuboTVAs for the game itself, Napoli, who could be shorthanded defensicely, have to be nervous about their chances even though a single-goal advantage Saturday would put them through to the quarterfinals. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is rested and seemingly motivated, and his side has won 35 straight home matches in Champions League competition.Below is all you need to know to watch Saturday’s second leg of Barcelona vs. Napoli in the Champions League Round of 16, plus a complete TV schedule for the rest of the tournament.What channel is Barcelona vs. Napoli on?Match: Barcelona vs. Napoli, Champions League Round of 16 second legTV channel: CBS Sports Network | DAZN (Canada)Start time: 3 p.m. ETFirst leg: Napoli 1-1 BarcelonaCBS was supposed to take over the exclusive English language rights for Champions League matches in 2021, but it did so ahead of schedule after Turner Sports prematurely ended its deal in June. So CBS is now the home for Champions League action in the United States, but it will not show any of the 11 remaining matches on its over-air cable network.All Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network’s online streaming service. A select few, including Saturday’s Barcelona vs. Napoli Round of 16 second leg, will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network. For those games games, CBS Sports Network has a channel finder feature for users across the country.MORE: Watch CBS Sports Network on fuboTVCBS Sports Network is available on most cable provider systems. It’s also available from satellite providers DirecTV (channel 221) and Dish Network (channel 158).Univision is still the home of Spanish language Champions League broadcasts in the U.S.In Canada, Barca vs. Napoli is available via DAZN, which isn’t a linear TV channel but a live streaming service on web browsers and streaming devices.Champions League live stream for Barcelona vs. NapoliBarcelona vs. Napoli live stream: CBS All Access | fuboTV | DAZN (Canada)CBS is trying to push CBS All Access, it’s live streaming service, so the network is making all 11 of its 2019-20 Champions League tournament matches available on that platform.CBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August. Users can cancel subscriptions at any time.Below are the devices on which CBS All Access can be streamed:AndroidiPhoneiPadApple TVGoogle ChromecastAmazon FireTVLGPlayStation 4Xbox OneRokuSamsungVisioXfinityBecause Saturday’s Barcelona vs. Napoli match is being played at the same time as Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea, another Round of 16 second leg, CBS is also showing the Barca-Napoli game on TV channel CBS Sports Network. Which leads to more live stream viewing options.As for live TV streaming services, CBS Sports Network is available on fuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu, and all three come with free trials for new subscribers. Below are links to each.fuboTVYouTube TVHuluIn Canada, Barcelona vs. Napoli can be live streamed on DAZN, which has rights to every Champions League game, and offers a 30-day free trial. The second leg of Barcelona vs. Napoli in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 is finally here after a delay of almost six months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the United States, the match will be shown with different TV channel and live stream viewing options than those that existed when the two sides played the first leg back in February.When Barcelona and Napoli played to a 1-1 draw at Stadio San Paolo so many months ago, Turner Sports was the exclusive English language provider of Champions League action in the U.S. Now CBS has the rights, and the network is making Saturday’s match at Camp Nou available on both CBS Sports Network and CBS All Access.last_img read more

Debut British triumph for Katherine Russell

first_img Sussex golfer Katherine Russell survived a sudden death play-off to win the British senior championship at her first attempt at Hunstanton, on the Norfolk coast. Katherine, from Royal Ashdown Forest, beat Ireland’s Pat Doran with a par four at the second extra hole – the 18th. The players tied at the end of regulation play after both returned one-under 74 in the final round, which was played in very testing wet and windy weather. They finished on 234, nine over par for the three circuits of a tough course in generally tough conditions. Katherine, 51, was making her debut in the over-50s championship. She is the Sussex senior and women’s champion and also Sussex foursomes title-holder. Her home club, Royal Ashdown Forest, has no bunkers – and Katherine was in quite a few at Hunstanton, including the first hole of the play-off. “I found Hunstanton’s bunkers quite intimidating – but maybe because I am not used to them,” she said with a laugh. “Of course, I never expected to win. Last year the British women’s stroke-play was played at Royal Ashdown Forest and I put myself under such pressure, thinking I just had to do well because I was a local player – and I just played terribly. “So I came to Hunstanton with no expectations, no experience of playing in the event. I was staying with a bunch of girls and we had a good time … I treated it as a fun week, no pressure because nobody considered me a championship contender.” Image © Cal Carson Golf Agency Leading final scores Par 225 (3×75) CSS 79 78 76  Yardage: 6,021 234 Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) 79 81 74, Pat Doran (Donabate) 81 79 74 (Russell bt Doran at second hole of sudden-death play-off). 235 Minna Kaarnalahti (Fin) 78 83 74 236 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 86 75 75, Christine Quinn (Hockley) 79 80 77, Jane Rees (Hendon) 80 79 77 237 Maria De Orueta (Spa) 79 79 79 238 Lindsey Shaw (Chevin) 78 82 78, Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) 79 78 81 239 Rocio Ruiz de Velasco (Spa) 76 80 83 240 Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) 77 84 79 242 Carol Wild (Notts) 83 80 79, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 89 74 79, Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court Ladies) 75 86 81 243 Fiona De Vries (St Regulus) 86 78 79, Marion Kaufman (Ger) 82 81 80, Isabelle Dumont (Bel) 82 81 80, Pat West (Spalding) 80 82 81, Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 82 79 82 244 Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 80 86 78, Marie Christine De Werra (Swi) 84 81 79, Christina Birke (Swe) 89 76 79, Cornelia Schmidt-Stuetzle (Ger) 83 81 80   Age group winners 50 to 54 years Jane Rees (Hendon) 55 to 59 years Christine Quinn (Hockley) 60 to 64 years Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) 65 years and over Mimmi Guiglielmone (Switzerland) Full scores www.lgu.org 23 Sep 2012 Debut British triumph for Katherine Russell last_img read more

The Shire London signs up for Women in Golf Charter

first_img The Shire London has become the latest signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.This week, the seventh instalment in the Rose Ladies Series will be held at The Shire and the club has pledged to build on the momentum gained from being chosen to host the tournament to drive more females towards participation and also to pursue careers within the industry.In keeping with the founding principles of the charter, The Shire has vowed to make tangible efforts in developing a welcoming and inspiring environment for women and girls at the club.“Our golf club is a place we want members and visitors to feel welcome, regardless of age or gender,” said Cae-Menai-Davis, Director of The Shire London (pictured above right).“The Charter represents everything we, as a club, stand for. In signing the Charter, we understand the importance it has for the future of the game and we intend to do our bit in changing the perception of golf moving forward.”“We look forward to welcoming some of the UK’s best and most promising up-and-coming female golfers to The Shire London this week for the Rose Ladies Series, which we hope will encourage more women and girls to take up the sport and visit our club.“We are committed to launching a new programme in the coming months with our new Junior Coach, Harry Casey, whereby women of all abilities will be able to learn new or develop existing skills and techniques. The programme will be an enjoyable and social experience to encourage those involved to bring even more women into the game.”Introduced by The R&A in May 2018 with the backing of England Golf, the Women in Golf Charter aims to foster a more inclusive culture within the game of golf and to ensure that women across the world are afforded equal opportunities to maximise their potential, both on the course and within the golf industry.Kevin Barker, Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said: “We know there is a real growth opportunity for golf if it can attract more women, girls and families into the sport and so it is important for clubs and facilities to offer activities that encourage them to enjoy playing golf and the many health and social benefits it can provide.”“We are pleased that The Shire London has adopted the Women in Golf Charter as part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity and providing more opportunities for women and girls to play golf.”Details on how your club or county can become signatories to the Women in Golf Charter can be found here 29 Jul 2020 The Shire London signs up for Women in Golf Charter Tags: Women in Golf Charterlast_img read more

Leafs hope Tuesday start of long, and successful, playoff run

first_imgWow, was that ever close.The Nelson Leafs waited until the final day of the regular season to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division title.Now the Leafs get fourth-place Spokane Braves in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs beginning Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs match-up very well against the American-based Braves, winning seven of eight games played this season.However, three games went to overtime with Nelson capturing a pair in extra time.Nelson has out scored the Braves 31-18 in the season series, including a 6-2 trashing of Spokane in the final meeting between the two clubs January 31 in the Lilac City.Game one of the best-of-seven series goes Tuesday with Game two set for Wednesday.Puck drop is 7 p.m. both nights.The series then shifts to the Lilac City for games three and four, set for Friday and Saturday.If necessary, the remaining games set for March 3 in Nelson, March 4 in Spokane and March 5 in Nelson.Leafs without KIJHL scoring champ to start seriesNelson will be missing its top scorer Jamie Vlanich to begin the series said Leaf coach Frank Maida. Maida has the Trail native listed as day-to-day, but told The Nelson Daily Vlanich will definitely miss the opener of the series with an undisclosed injury.The loss of the team’s leading scorer puts a serious void in the offensive punch the Leafs can deliver.Vlanich, finishing the season as the KIJHL scoring champ with 35 goals and 62 assists for 97 points, missed the final two games of the regular season, including the thrilling 2-1 overtime decision Saturday in Fruitvale.Nelson rides Adam Maida as series starter in goalAnother key player in the Leafs drive to win the KIJHL title is also out of the lineup for the Murdoch playoff opener.Starting netminder Brad Rebagliati is on the shelf with a lower body injury.The Cranbrook native also missed the final two games of the season for Nelson.Starting in goal is Nelson’s Adam Maida, who was stellar during the division clincher Saturday.Backing up Maida is Kootenay Ice goalie Jason Mailhoit.Leafs can’t look past pesky BravesDespite dominating the season series against Spokane, Leafs coach Frank Maida is somewhat concerned with the opposition to start the Murdoch Division playoffs.“Spokane is a team that keeps hanging around so it’s important for us to come out ready to play Tuesday,” Maida said.“They’re a team that really turned things around after Christmas so we’ve got to have a strong start against them.”Spokane, led by Justin Bonanno and Kurtis Reading, is 9-4 since January 17.The run allowed the Braves to overtake the Grand Forks Border Bruins for the final playoff spot and come within a single point of third spot.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY JUNE 7, 2015

first_imgTrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won William Spawr2133214%$97,390 Bob Baffert2352522%$227,970 Jeff Bonde1431221%$147,470 (Current Through Saturday, June 6) Richard Baltas47175436%$834,170 Mario Gutierrez4173817%$334,498 Ricky Agarie1741324%$123,720 Doug O’Neill8616161019%$723,788 Tiago Pereira55109518%$400,880 ‘PHAROAH’ & TRIPLE CROWN HOT TOPICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA            Saturday’s Triple Crown and American Pharoah were the number three most searched topics on Google yesterday WORLDWIDE. The hashtag #American Pharoah was used 46,800 times immediately following the race, which resulted in it becoming a nationally trending topic by the end of the day. ART SHERMAN TO RECEIVE TOC INDUSTRY AWARDTrainer Art Sherman has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) to receive the 2014 Ed Friendly Industry Service Award. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions and service in the California Thoroughbred racing industry.Last year at 77 Sherman became the oldest trainer to saddle a Kentucky Derby winner with favored California Chrome. Two weeks later, they won the Preakness Stakes en route to California Chrome being named 2014 champion Three-Year-Old and Horse of the Year.For more than 60 years, Sherman has been an integral part of California racing, from stable hand to exercise rider to jockey to trainer. He also served on the TOC Board of Directors from 2002 to 2006.California racing greatly benefited from the excitement surrounding CaliforniaChrome’s three-year-old campaign, and even amidst controversy Sherman remained a wonderful ambassador for this sport.“We are very pleased to honor Art with this award,” said TOC Chairman Mike Pegram. “His integrity, humility and dedication to hard work have been inspirational and a source of pride for all of us.”Sherman will be recognized at TOC’s Southern California annual meeting at Del Mar on Saturday, Aug. 15.TOC is the official organization serving new, veteran and future Thoroughbred owners in the state. It represents, advances, and protects owners’ interests and rights in legislative, administrative and business matters. www.toconline.com.FINISH LINES: Retired Hall of Fame great Eddie Delahoussaye, who won the 1988 Belmont with Risen Star and the Kentucky Derby back-to-back in 1982 and 1983 on Gato Del Sol and Sunny’s Halo, will be Doug McIntyre‘s guest Monday morning at 6:15 a.m. on KABC Radio, 790 AM . . . How big is the Triple Crown? It went mainstream on Friday when Mark Levin, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author, mentioned it and American Pharoah‘s pursuit of same on his three-hour show that can be heard in the Los Angeles area on 870 AM, The Patriot. “I’m rooting for American Pharoah,” said Levin, adding that “Secretariat was my favorite horse.” . . . On the CBS Sports website Saturday morning, it was the top headline: “Belmont: Pharoah runs for TC, 6:50 ET post.” . . .Add Triple Crown–The Belmont Stakes was displayed prominently at MLB stadiums nationwide and the Angels’ Mike Trout was shown on ESPN’s SportsCenter signaling TOUCHDOWN in the Angels’ Yankee Stadium clubhouse as “Pharoah” steamed to victory…American Stakes winner Bal a Bali, prepping for next Saturday’s Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf, worked four furlongs on the main track Sunday in a bullet 46.60 for Richard Mandella. Flavien Prat has the mount . . . Jerry Hollendorfer reports Cast In Silver, a half-sister to Belmont Stakes and Met Mile winner Palace Malice, is scheduled to run in next Saturday’s Grade III Adoration Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles . . . Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, ticketed for the $500,000 Dwyer at Belmont on July 4, worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in 1:13 for Keith Desormeaux. Felipe Valdez8971388%$335,430 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Michael Machowsky2054225%$133,420 Rafael Bejarano12629271923%$1,281,982 Eddie Truman1571247%$260,050 Flavien Prat10620201119%$1,192,450 Dan Hendricks1432121%$118,520 Martin Garcia2463325%$156,710 Joseph Talamo1071892017%$728,748 Santiago Gonzalez7361568%$308,376 Bruce Headley1131127%$78,970 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Alex Solis3063420%$234,754 NBC’S OVERNIGHT BELMONT RATINGS STRONGAccording to a press release issued by NBC, the network’s race-portion ratings, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., PT, registered a 12.3/27 metered market rating–the third best overnight for a Belmont Stakes on record. (People Meter history dates to 1988).NBC has now posted back-to-back 12+ overnight ratings for the Belmont Stakes, marking the first time in People Meter history that successive Belmont’s have topped a 12 overnight.Furthermore, yesterday’s Belmont Stakes posted the highest metered market rating for a Saturday afternoon sporting event since NBC’s telecast of the Ravens-Patriots AFC Divisional Playoff on Jan. 10, 2015 (20.9). Martin Pedroza81512146%$313,014 Kent Desormeaux5158610%$266,334center_img Mike Puype48710715%$443,990 Gary Stevens1953326%$501,450 BAFFERT, ESPINOZA GUSH WITH GENEROSITY FOLLOWING TRIPLE CROWN WINIn what must rank as one of racing’s most significant acts of generosity, Bob and Jill Baffert, along with Victor Espinoza, have announced they will be donating generous sums following their Triple Crown triumph to several charities.Baffert and wife will be donating $50,000 each to the following charities: The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), the California Retirement Aftercare Account (CARMA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and Old Friends Farm in Kentucky.Espinoza, who has actively supported City of Hope for several years, will donate his entire Belmont Stakes purse earnings, $80,000, to the nationally renowned cancer research and treatment facility in nearby Duarte. Jerry Hollendorfer54614711%$479,604 ESPINOZA TO STAY EXTRA WEEK IN BIG APPLE DUE TO MEDIA COMMITTMENTSDue mainly to “A-List” national media commitments, Espinoza will not resume riding at Santa Anita until next Sunday, according to Beach.“He threw out the ceremonial first pitch today at Yankee Stadium and Monday he’ll be on NBC’s Today Show with Matt Lauer and tomorrow night on the Jimmy Fallon show,” said Beach.Espinoza will venture south to ride Cat Burglar for Baffert in the Grade I Stephen Foster next Saturday at Churchill Downs before coming back to Southern California.Churchill Downs will put American Pharoah on parade Saturday so fans can see America’s newest star, American Pharoah, a horse that was born to run like Pavarotti was born to sing.American Pharoah and his connections will also be honored in a ceremony at Churchill next Saturday that will likely include “Pharoah” being paraded between races. Racing’s newest Triple Crown winner will join stablemates Bayern, Cat Burglar and Hoppertunity at Churchill and will return to Santa Anita shortly after the Stephen Foster. Peter Miller621416423%$576,530 Peter Eurton3033610%$227,036 Gonzalo Nicolas8166137%$223,758 Fernando Perez1001716917%$667,440 Vann Belvoir3946510%$153,000 Mike Smith3278322%$604,310 Robertino Diodoro2462325%$214,030 John Sadler51591010%$291,188 Kristin Mulhall1835017%$106,500 Victor Espinoza3166619%$489,320 Edwin Maldonado708131211%$361,676 Drayden Van Dyke86129914%$524,942 PHAROAH REIGNS SUPREME AFTER BELMONT WINESPINOZA ON TODAY SHOW AND FALLON MONDAYBAFFERT, ESPINOZA TO ‘GIVE BACK’ IN BIG ‘BELMONT WAY’AMERICAN PHAROAH ‘ON FIRE’ VIA SOCIAL MEDIANBC’S OVERNIGHT BELMONT RATINGS TREMENDOUSART SHERMAN WINNER OF TOC’S SERVICE AWARD Richard Mandella3397427%$674,060 AMERICAN PHAROAH SWEEPS TRIPLE CROWNThree-fifty-two p.m. Pacific Time, June 6, 2015: madness on the mezzanine atSanta Anita and bedlam at Belmont Park.American Pharoah was on his way to racing history.The bay colt long on talent and short of tail was in a familiar spot: on the lead, this time in the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes, daunting final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, which hadn’t been mastered since 1978 when Affirmed solved racing’s most puzzling riddle.In just under two minutes and 27 seconds–2:26.65 to be exact–American Pharoah would go on to win by 5 ½ lengths under an unwaveringly confident ride by his regular pilot, Victor Espinoza.“Go, Victor! He did it, he did it!” was overheard above the din on the mezzanine. At Belmont Park, the post-race fanfare surpassed that of Cecil B. deMille’s epic film extravaganza “Cleopatra,” bordering on decadent.Hours after the race, on the streets of staid, old money Arcadia, horns were honking and folks were celebrating the fulfillment of a long-awaited accomplishment, this by a horse, trainer, Bob Baffert, and jockey, Victor Espinoza, who call Santa Anita home.Ron McAnally has seen it all. As Santa Anita’s oldest active trainer at age 82, the Hall ofFamer saw first-hand the last five Triple Crown winners, starting with Citation in 1948 through American Pharoah on Saturday, with Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978) tossed in for good measure.So how does American Pharoah stack up on that storied list?“I saw Citation at Garden State Park in 1948,” said McAnally, who trained many champions, the most celebrated being two-time Horse of the Year John Henry. “I was a groom back then and everyone was talking about Citation. I went to the head of the stretch one day and saw this horse passing the finish line while the others were turning for home. Citation was one of the greatest horses who ever lived.“But I’ve always thought American Pharoah could win the Triple Crown, although after he won the (Kentucky) Derby (by only a length, his shortest margin of victory), I thought they might have a chance to beat him.“But after winning the Preakness on an off track, which he loves, I was more certain. In the Belmont, there wasn’t much competition for him. It will be interesting to see what he can do after this, if he runs in the Haskell or the Travers and then the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”That said, American Pharoah has little left to prove on the race track. A deal for his breeding rights has already been finalized, with his retirement planned at the end of this year, and something unforeseen would have to happen for him not to be named Horse of the Year.The pity is that racing will not see his rhythmic and effortless stride again after 2015.“They couldn’t insure a horse for as much money as American Pharoah is worth now,” McAnally said. “They’d need 10 insurance companies to cover the premium. That’s why we don’t see those champions too long nowadays.“We saw John Henry race until he was nine because he was a gelding, and you see some others, and it’s because they aren’t a stallion.“That’s the reason they retire full horses like American Pharoah. They can’t insure them for that amount of money. But yesterday was great for the game. Racing needs a champion.”Kent Desormeaux was right in the thick of the action in yesterday’s Belmont. Winner of the 2009 Belmont on Summer Bird, the Hall of Fame jockey rode 17-1 shot Keen Ice to a third-place finish, 7 ½ lengths behind American Pharoah.“It was definitely historic, it was definitely an emotional event, and I think you could feelthe energy,” said Desormeaux, bright and bushy-tailed back at Santa Anita on a picture-perfect Sunday morning. “I know I felt the energy around the eighth pole when the crowd knew Pharoah was going to get there.“There was a dramatic roar. When we got to about the eighth pole and we were approaching the wire, the crowd went bananas. On the Richter Scale, it went from a seven to an 11. They went crazy.”Added Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach, who remains on the scene in New York: “When the horses turned for home, the whole grandstand started to shake. It felt like an earthquake. The roar just got louder and louder. I never experienced anything like it.” John Brocklebank1434121%$162,940 Philip D’Amato44146432%$728,350 Elvis Trujillo585479%$269,290 Mark Glatt4147710%$239,924 Carla Gaines1843122%$191,130 Tyler Baze15124202516%$1,362,060last_img read more

No More Flattop Iman Shumpert Has Cut Off His

No More Flattop Iman Shumpert Has Cut Off His

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has been playing well for the New York Knicks, he even earned a starting position on the team as a result of his efforts. However, he wasn’t recognized for his game on the court, he was best known for  his impeccable flattop.Entering this season, Shumpert decided to cut away the very thing that identified him on and off the court, but that’s Shumpert’s point: His personality had grown larger than the team. He had moved away from basketball as his primary focus and needed to gather himself to win an NBA championship.A photo of the 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard has surfaced online with him sitting in a locker room, without his iconic hairstyle.Shumpert has even made a video explaining why he cut his hair/brand, which can be seen in the video player below. read more