Aaron Ramsey moves to Juventus. He has played 256 games and scored 36 goals. Ramsey has won three FA Cup and two community shield. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The debate surrounding Arsenal’s midfielder Aaron Ramsey finally comes to a rest as he moves to Juventus for a four-year deal, reportedly paying him £400,000 a week. The whopping deal will make the 28-year-old highest-salaried British footballer ever. The Wales International is expected to arrive in Northen Italy on 1st July and his four-year contract will end on 30th June 2023. The official club statement says that: “Juventus will incur additional costs of € 3.7 million, to be paid within 10th July 2019.” His transfer to Juventus will bring his 11-year stint with Gunners come to a rest, having moved to Cardiff in 2008. Over the past decade, Aaron Ramsey has played 256 premier league games and has scored 36 goals. He also won three FA Cup, and two community shield. He also had two loan spells at Nottingham Forest in 2010, and back at the former club, Cardiff in 2011. highlights Ramsey also wrote on Instagram that he has been absolutely loyal and supportive to Arsenal fans in all these years.”I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans that have been extremely loyal and supportive,” he said.”You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I have encountered during my time at the club. It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you.”He further said that he will continue to give his best on the field to help his side clinch the title.”I will continue to give the team 100 percent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.” Interestingly, he becomes the third Welshman to play for Juventus following club legend John Charles and former European Golden Boot winner Ian Rush.The London club wished Aaron Ramsey saying, “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Aaron Ramsey a happy and successful future. Aaron’s made a fantastic contribution to our club since joining from Cardiff City in 2008. He has always been a consummate professional and will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of Arsenal fans around the world.”
Then Works, held scoreless so far in the second half, hit on a pair of crucial baskets in between a Brayden McLean jumper. That made it 54-49, setting up a parade to the foul line in the final minute.Though C-NS got within three twice and then within two in the final second of the game, the Warriors hit enough free throws to hang on. Jack Pento converted four times at the line and had seven of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as Kyle Caves got all nine of his points in the second half.For the Northstars, Brian Bonin earned 12 points, with Luke Paragon getting 11 points. Grant Sennett finished with 10 points as Kevin Felasco, Jerrod Hills and Brayden McLean had seven points apiece.Back on Friday, Liverpool had taken on Bishop Ludden, and managed just one field goal in the first six minutes as the Gaelic Knights roared out in front and stayed there throughout the first half.Despite this, and despite 25 turnovers, the Warriors hung in there and held a 46-44 lead with less than four minutes left. The Gaelic Knights then rattled off six straight points to lead 50-46 before Romeo Clarke hit a 3-pointer with 1:16 left to cut the margin to one.But all that Liverpool could manage in the final minute was a single free throw. Caves and Works each finished with 11 points, while Jacob Vacco had nine points and Pento got eight points. Monte Johnson (20 points) and Mykell Kaigler (19 points) paced Ludden.As for C-NS, its battle with RFA went back and forth all night. Brian Bonin (11 points) and Jerrod Hills (10 points) both hit double figures in the first half to keep the Northstars close, though it trailed 39-32 at the break.Then the third quarter belonged to C-NS as it outscored the Black Knights 26-8, the surge capped by a Brayden McLean layup that made it 58-47 going to the final period.Somehow, RFA made up that margin and, in the final two minutes, moved out in front, Hunter Frisch putting in the go-ahead basket, and ultimately using free throws to extend its margin.Bonin still had 28 points and eight rebounds, while Sennett had 15 points and 12 rebounds. McLean got 10 points as Damien Call led the Black Knights with 26 points, helped by Andrew Recco (18 points) and Jordan Baldwin (15 points).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A season full of games away from its home base was daunting enough for the Liverpool boys basketball. The prospect of an 0-2 start, and yet another big lead squandered to one of its big rivals in a high-profile setting was far worse to ponder.The Warriors just avoided that fate in Saturday night’s nightcap of the Peppino’s Invitational at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall, hanging on to defeat Cicero-North Syracuse 59-56 just 24 hours after its season opened with a 54-50 loss to Bishop Ludden.C-NS had also dropped its opener, squandering a fourth-quarter lead to Rome Free Academy in an 82-74 defeat, and was just as determined to avoid back-to-back losses as this rivalry renewed itself on the OCC floor Liverpool will use as its home court while its gymnasium is rebuilt. Tags: boys basketballC-NSliverpool The Warriors never trailed after the game’s first two minutes. Jacob Works led them early, pouring in 15 of his 19 points in the first half as Liverpool steadily built a 33-19 margin.Still down 36-23 at the break, C-NS began to battle back in the third quarter, and fans on both sides pondered the notion that the basketball Northstars would do what its football counterparts did to Liverpool a month earlier in the Section III Class AA semifinals – namely, make a large comeback and gain an unlikely victory.The tension only grew in the fourth quarter as both teams went more than three minutes without a point, the score stuck at 50-44. Even though its field-goal drought continued, the Northstars used free throws to cut the margin in half, to 50-47, with nearly two minutes to play.
I was slightly confused recently when I made a quick visit to the Baltimore Orioles team website.It’s not that anything was different or confusing about the site itself; in fact, being a part of the MLB.com network, it looked eerily similar to every other team website I’d ever visited. A rotating photo with select headlines graces the upper left corner, while the next game’s probable starters take up the right side of the page. Stats, scores, standings — all were located in the same place.So why was I confused, you ask?Well, it’s really quite simple. You see, I was under the impression that only images of respectable players, coaches, team personnel, etc. graced the pages of a team’s website. Isn’t it the business of each team to present their fans with a positive image of the club, an image that makes people want to be associated with a ball club?Guess I was wrong, because the second the page downloaded for me I was staring at a picture of one Rafael Palmeiro.You’d think that a team would want to distance themselves as much as possible from a player associated so infamously with the steroid controversy in baseball. Perhaps take him off the masthead of the team’s website. Evidently not.The Orioles already sent Palmeiro on a “rehab assignment” to help him recover from his knee and ankle problems. Of course this occurred suspiciously soon after the Aug. 30 contest where Palmeiro took his at-bats wearing earplugs because the boos and jeers were so deafening.Let’s be honest, Palmeiro probably would be playing right now with those injuries if he hadn’t insulted the entire U.S. Congressional panel he testified against.But we’ll see how the Orioles feel about continuing to make him one of the faces of the team after his latest incident. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Palmeiro, while facing a three-member baseball arbitration panel, told the panel a teammate gave him a substance that might be responsible for his positive test.Nice work Raffy; blame your teammates like a 10-year-old kid.Palmeiro decides that he obviously couldn’t be to blame for his positive drug test. No, it must have been one of Palmeiro’s teammates that gave him the substance responsible for his own test. Yeah, that’s it … maybe.”Maybe”? What’s this “maybe” he’s talking about? Either someone gave it to Palmeiro or they didn’t. It’s Raffy’s job to know what substances he’s putting into his body, especially in this day and age. Unless Palmeiro was tied down and injected with the substance by force, quite an unlikely scenario, it’s his own damn fault.But the bigger problem here for Palmeiro, and the Orioles organization, is how this will affect the team. Any player in any professional, semi-professional or college team understands there are just some things you don’t do. You don’t discuss private team issues with the public, you don’t chastise your teammates and you absolutely don’t blame your teammates for something you did wrong.Palmeiro has, in essence, broken all three of these rules. It’s already been established there is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MLB — just look at the list of culprits. But you don’t rat out a teammate if you know they are using the substance, especially not on a national stage. At the same time, by naming names you’re calling out those members of your team and setting them up for continued suspicion when it may not be necessary.The Associated Press already verified one current player, Colorado’s Jorge Piedra, was contacted by the committee because he worked out with Palmeiro a few times. Several other former and active players are still to be questioned by the committee because of Palmeiro’s statement.Palmeiro screwed up. He screwed up when he took, voluntarily or involuntarily, the substances, he screwed up when he wagged his finger at Congress and he’s really screwed up now by implicating his teammates and friends in what is his problem alone.Team sports require a level of trust. Players must trust each other on the field to get their job done, and they must trust each other even more in the sanctuary of the clubhouse. Palmeiro has broken that trust his teammates gave him, which, in this writer’s mind, is worse than any substance he ever took.
When Polina Kozyreva is in the midst of a match, she tends to look concerned. Eyebrows narrowed and her mouth positioned in a slight frown is nothing out of the ordinary for the freshman. But against No. 15 Notre Dame, Kozyreva flashed a rare smile. Ahead in the third set 5-4, 40-40, Kozyreva hit two lobs before crushing a shot to Julia Lilien’s backhand. The ball clipped the line, giving Syracuse (7-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) a 4-3 victory over the Fighting Irish (8-5, 1-2), and Kozyreva a 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 win. And with her teammates cheering her on, Kozyreva — who won her first singles match since a left ankle injury three weeks ago — felt comfortable for the first time in quite some time.“It was like my family was here,” said Kozyreva. “It felt warm and cozy.”“Warm and cozy” is not how most would describe a three-set upset victory. But inside Drumlins Country Club, with its fireplace lit in the lobby, it was warm. Even so, the lobby and courts were the furthest thing from quiet – or as some might describe “cozy”. Once Syracuse started up a chant of “Let’s go Orange,” Notre Dame tried to drown them out with a “Let’s go Irish” chant of their own.“I didn’t feel that much pressure on my match,” Kozyreva said. “I just felt I need to have fun tonight. I don’t need to win this match necessarily I just need to enjoy myself on the court.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKozyreva felt she had something to prove to her teammates, or her “sisters” as she called them. Kozyreva said she acted “depressed” when she couldn’t play, so Friday presented a refreshing opportunity to step up for her team. Just like veterans Guzal Yusupova and Sonya Treshcheva did against St. John’s and Boston College, respectively.With head coach Younes Limam and assistant Jennifer Meredith patrolling the sidelines of the freshman’s matches, Kozyreva proved herself. Limam wasn’t sure if Kozyreva could pull out the win, and Kozyreva even admitted she got tight during the important points. As Lilien mounted a third-set comeback – winning three-straight games to push the score to 5-4 – Kim Hansen put a hand Zeynep Erman’s shoulder, furrowing her eyebrows with concern.Kozyreva had never been in a position like this one before. Beside reminding his young player to breathe, Limam watched with crossed arms from Court 2 with his team.But a little boost of self confidence from Meredith helped turn the momentum of Kozyreva’s match.“I’m really bad when it comes to the important points, because I’m nervous, but (Meredith) was there,” said Kozyreva. “She said, ‘You’re stronger than her’ like 10 times. And I go, “Yeah I’m stronger than her 10 times you’re right.’”Strength wasn’t a problem for Kozyreva, whose booming forehands forced Lilien to run sideline to sideline, up to the net and back. More often than not, after all that running, Kozyreva would clip the sideline with an untouched shot. That’s exactly what happened in the 33rd and final game of the match.Senior Miranda Ramirez and Erman, a freshman, also sprinkled their respective courts with a variety of shots throughout their matches. After jumping out to a quick three-game lead, Ramirez led for the rest of the set, eventually defeating Zoe Spence 6-4, 6-3. Erman secured a victory for her team to even the score at 3-3. After starting the first set down 4-2, Erman stared at the tarp by her court for 10 seconds to regroup. She then won the next five games, and eventually the match 7-6, 6-3. After Erman won the final game against Maeve Koscielski, both she and Limam pumped their fists, with Erman cocking back her head and yelling in triumph.With her teammates rooting her on after every point Kozyreva had supporters on either side of her. Student assistant coach Dina Hegab poked her head out of a Drumlin’s lobby window to watch Kozyreva’s match on Court 1.After winning on an untouched ball that just nabbed the baseline, Kozyreva skipped off the court, smiling the whole way. Before even shaking the hand of the umpire, Kozyreva was swarmed by her teammates. After hugs from the team, Syracuse surrounded Kozyreva in a team huddle. Limam said Kozyreva spent hours every day working with trainers to recover from her injury as quickly as possible. And her teammates took notice of the time and effort Kozyreva endured to get back on court.“She wants to be in every practice,” Erman said of Kozyreva. “She has pain. We all know she still has a little pain but she’s like trying her best.”For Kozyreva, today was about enjoying herself. Throughout her return from injury, Kozyreva’s teammates told her to take her time and not rush herself back. And today, Kozyreva pulled through when her “sisters” needed her.“I liked when everyone lined up on my court decided to support me,” Kozyreva said. “Oh, guys, I love you so much.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 28, 2020 at 8:22 pm Contact Thomas: email@example.com | @ThomasShults5
GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Jessica BridgeFollowing its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March).Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ (6/4 Ladbrokes).Updating its Oscars 2018 market, Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes Entertainment said: “The Best Picture market at the Oscars is an incredibly tight two-horse race, but after its Bafta win, we’re inclined to think Three Billboards will land the big one on 4 March”.Ladbrokes Entertainment is certain that Gary Oldman will win his long-overdue Oscars, for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the ‘Darkest Hour’, pricing the London thespian at a very short 20/1.Ladbrokes further anticipates a big night for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as Frances McDormand is the clear 1/10 favourite to take home the Best Actress award, ahead of Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan at 8/1.Ladbrokes Entertainment Oscars 2018Best PictureThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri EvensThe Shape of Water 6/4Lady Bird 12/1Get Out 16/1Dunkirk 33/1Call Me By Your Name 50/1The Post 50/1Darkest Hour 100/1Phantom Thread 100/1Best ActorGary Oldman 1/20Daniel Kaluuya 14/1Timothee Chalamet 16/1Daniel Day-Lewis 25/1Denzel Washington 50/1Best ActressFrances McDormand 1/10Saoirse Ronan 8/1Sally Hawkins 14/1Margot Robbie 25/1Meryl Streep 40/1Best DirectorGuillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water 1/7Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk 4/1Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird 8/1Jordan Peele – Get Out 33/1Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread 50/1 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020
Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Following a successful trial at a major tennis tournament, Sportradar has extended its partnership with FanDuel to bring live streaming to New Jersey’s leading sports betting app.Through this extension, the app will now include a portfolio of live sporting events, including tennis from around the world and European soccer via Sportradar’s Live Channel Online. Live streaming is an established part of the betting experience around the world, but this is a first for US consumers, who subsequently gain the chance to watch live action from their mobile devices.“We are really excited to bring live streaming to the US market with FanDuel,” said Neale Deeley, Vice President of US Sales and Gaming at Sportradar. “We have been long standing partners of both FanDuel and parent company PaddyPower Betfair across a wide range of betting and fantasy services. We’re proud to be an ongoing part of their US expansion plans.”Niall Connell, General Manager at FanDuel Sportsbook, added: “The ability to live stream professional sports inside our sports betting product will provide our customers with a first class betting experience.“By making Sportradar’s Live Channel Online available alongside our betting markets, FanDuel Sportsbook continues to be the premiere sports destination in the ever growing sports betting industry.”Sportradar’s Live Channel will be included directly into the the operator’s sportsbook interface, incorporating live events with betting lines and data, but with the added functionality where sports fans can actually place a live wager on the event they are viewing.The live streams will initially be limited to bettors in New Jersey, where FanDuel and PointsBet (the two live skins for the Meadowlands Racetrack) took a combined $13.32 million in revenues for March 2019, but FanDuel hopes to introduce the service in other states as and when they legislate for mobile wagering. David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Related Articles
Floyd Mayweather was getting his hair cut in Brixton, South London when a Jamaican lady said out loud that she didn’t know who he was.Being the highest paid athlete in all sports, Money May was surprised and ended up in a little beef with the lady! Random stranger: I don’t know you, so what’s the big deal?Floyd Mayweather: You got television?Mayweather would not accept that this woman simply didn’t know him. RS: I know about Mike Tyson…. I like big fights, I like exciting fights. He’s not big at all!FM: *stunned*Mayweather then [pretended?] not to know who Usain Bolt is.RS: I know Usain BoltFM: Who? RS: The runnerWatch video
The Montreal Canadiens are on the up and up. After falling just short of the postseason last year, they’ve been on a mission so far this season, eager to prove that they’re not only a playoff team, but can actually work and lock down a spot this time around.A top contender in the Atlantic Division this season, Montreal went into Saturday’s game on a roll, winning three straight and posting a 7-2-1 record through their last 10 games. And coming off a dominant 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Friday, the Habs returned to Bell Centre with momentum — and it showed greatly against the last-place New Jersey Devils. He also came up big with a number of strong saves for his team and almost saw his second victory of the season, but ultimately, a late goal from Wayne Simmonds on the power play and a Kyle Palmieri overtime winner sunk him in the end.Kinkaid stop on Hall on the 5 on 3. #Habs pic.twitter.com/R6YZSUDRI5— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) November 17, 2019While he does need to do better when it comes to pulling together a full 60 minutes, he bailed the Habs out on numerous occasions, especially when the defense was weak at times throughout the night.The backup is now 1-1-2 with a 4.24 GAA and .887 save percentage while winning four of eight possible points. Overall, Kinkaid and the defense corps will have to improve as to not overload Carey Price, while giving Montreal two stable goaltending options and helping the team stay in playoff position. Despite a slow start that saw Montreal outshot 20-9 in the opening frame, the Canadiens still had a decent showing and almost pulled off a late victory until a last-minute goal was waved off. Ultimately, they fell 4-3 in overtime but still got a point out of the contest to improve to 11-5-4 (26 points).SN MAILBAG: Taylor Hall, John Carlson and the 2020 NHL DraftCale Fleury makes statement with first NHL goal, strong gameEvery player has one game that sticks with him in his career, and that may have come Saturday for Fleury. The 20-year-old defenseman was scoreless through his first 14 games of the season, leaving some wondering when he’d get his first NHL goal, let alone point. With each game came a harder effort, and it finally paid off.Against the Devils, Fleury appeared to have more energy in his game. He looked solid, skating with a lot more speed and confidence, and it ultimately led to his first NHL goal 7:43 into the second period. Showing off his hands and getting more involved on the forecheck, he was able to deke his way in tight against MacKenzie Blackwood and fire the puck top shelf to make it 2-1.🚨 CALE FLEURY 1ST NHL GOAL2-1 #HABS pic.twitter.com/jIdrvrmJCH— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) November 17, 2019He also shined in his own end, as his performance didn’t stop at his first goal. Just minutes later on the backcheck he was able to get down and slide across to block a surefire shot with his foot and keep the Canadiens up by one. Through 13:57 of ice time, the defenseman finish with three shots, two hits, two blocks and a plus/minus rating of plus-1.Brendan Gallagher stays hotWith back-to-back 50-point campaigns these last two years, it’s easy to expect big things from Gallagher. Prior to puck drop against New Jersey, he was already impressing with 15 points in 19 games and kept the ball rolling Saturday.The 27-year-old forward struck with under two minutes remaining in the first period to make it 1-0 for his ninth goal of the season, as well as his third straight game with a point.Great work from Jeff Petry, and a perfect re-direct by Brendan Gallagher for his 9th of the year. pic.twitter.com/tH0uOvGm47— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) November 17, 2019Showing speed and grit, as well as a handful of great moves and strong positioning against the Devils, Gallagher demonstrated his skill set and continues to prove that he can be one of the league’s noted goal scorers and top players over time.Brendan Gallagher with the spin-o-rama. #Habs pic.twitter.com/qhDmVCGHsd— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) November 17, 2019He’s now on pace for a career-high 39-goal season, which also would mark his third straight 30-goal campaign.Nick Suzuki keeps it goingThis Suzuki kid is pretty good at hockey. Like Gallagher, he’s also now riding a three-game point streak, but he’s also making the most of his rookie campaign, showing off his speed, hands and hockey IQ. He’s also proving his worth over the recent stretch and showing that he’s getting the hang of this thing.Already proving to be a strong bottom-6 center, the 20-year-old forward is showing a lot of confidence and strength so far this season. With a power-play tally to give the Canadiens a two-goal lead in the second, he also showed that he can be an asset on special teams and that he can get to the right areas and follow the puck.🚨 Nick Suzuki PP3-1 #Habs pic.twitter.com/HnT4h1pqhU— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) November 17, 2019He’s now registered five goals and nine points through 20 games this season, putting him on pace for a 37-point freshman showing. That’s not too shabby for the 2017 first-rounder.All things considered, a strong game for Phillip DanaultDanault headed into Saturday’s game with four points over his previous two games, including three against Washington just a night before. Not only did he also extend his point streak to three games with an assist — a recurring storyline for the Habs against the Devils — but he was one of their strongest players.The 26-year-old was able to get to high-scoring areas and take good care of the puck while generating scoring chances, winning faceoffs and playing a physical game. He finished with an assist and three hits while leading all forwards with 20:28 TOI.His physical, gritty effort was seen through a last-minute goal, where he came speeding into the zone and was tripped up by P.K. Subban while crashing the net. As he fell and sprawled across the crease, he actually scored off his thigh, but it was disallowed as the referees deemed it “kicked” in.Danault is tripped into the net by Subban and is pushed in with the puck with 49 seconds to go, but the goal is called back pic.twitter.com/QG8kXXJEWx— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) November 17, 2019Keith Kinkaid: “We do a lot of hip thrusts in the summer. That wasn’t a kick.”— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) November 17, 2019It did appear that he pushed it in with the thigh — whether he thrusted his hip to score or was pushed further into the net is debatable — but as per Rule 78.5 (i) of the NHL rule book, “a goal is to be waved off when the puck has been deflected, batted or thrown into the net by an attacking player other than with the stick.”Despite the result, Danault played a strong overall game and proved to be a top center again for Montreal. He now has 15 points in 20 games and has earned his place on the top line between Gallagher and Tomas Tatar.An alright showing for Keith KinkaidSure, four goals allowed isn’t great, but given his workload, Kinkaid’s performance wasn’t the worst. The 30-year-old netminder stopped 39 of 43 shots on the night, including 19 of 20 in the first period to keep the game even after one.
The Young Guns, coached by Iain Harvey, stayed with Co-op throughout the contest, and with the score tied 6-6 in the final minutes, went ahead for good.Members of the winning Young Guns includes, back row, L-R, Erick Norberg, Luke Mori, Mitch Melanson, Iain Harvey, Kevin Lewis, Simon Sheppard and Andrew Woodward. Front, Louis Loeschnik, Russell Rae, Mitch Popadynetz and Ryan Lewis.The other teams in the running for the Mallard’s honour are:The Scornets, outlasting the Creamers in an upset to claim the Bridge Ladies Rec title; Neon Indians coming out on top of the Finley’s Co-Ed League with a 6-2 win over Marshmellow Conspiracy of Selkirk College and Bia Bora rallying back to defeat Abacus 6-3 in the Jackson’s Hole Masters Men’s Final. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports didn’t need to look far for potential entrants into this week’s winner of Team of the Week as Soccer Quest concluded the season with its Champions Weekend. No less than four winning teams were crowned this past weekend at Soccer Quest Indoor facility. But the judges went with the Young Guns after the squad knocked off defending champion Kootenay Co-op 8-6 in the final of the Finley’s Men’s Open.
MULTIPLE GRADED WINNER RIVER BOYNE LOOMS COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 11-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019)–A perfect six for six on the Santa Anita turf, trainer Jeff Mullins’ River Boyne looms a total standout in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, which has attracted a field of six older horses at one mile on turf.A head winner of the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) here on Dec. 26, this 4-year-old Irish-bred colt made the lead in deep stretch only to be collared late by highly regarded eastern shipper Raging Bull two starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Hollywood Derby Dec. 1–a race in which River Boyne was beaten by a half length.RIVER BOYNEOwner: Red Baron’s Barn, LLC & Rancho TemescalTrainer: Jeff MullinsA gem of consistency for his connections in 11 stateside starts, River Boyne has won seven races under Mullins’ care, three of them graded stakes. With three wins and a second from four tries at a mile on turf, it would appear conditions are to order for River Boyne, who will again be handled by leading man Flavien Prat. With an overall race record stands of 14-7-3-1, River Boyne is by far the leading money earner in the field with $691,718.LE KENOwner: Pozo de Luna, Inc.Trainer: Ron McAnallySecond, beaten a half length in a one mile turf classified allowance Jan. 13, this 6-year-old Argentine-bred will be making his fifth start for Hall of Famer McAnally, who simply does not have the ammunition he did in years past. Le Ken will again be ridden by Tyler Baze, who will be aboard for the fifth time, including the last two in a row.TRUE VALOUROwner: Qatar Racing, LimitedTrainer: Simon CallaghanThird, beaten a half length by Le Ken on Jan. 13, this 5-year-old Irish-bred made his U.S. debut in the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes three starts back at Del Mar, a race in which he was only beaten 3 ½ lengths at odds of 8-1. A Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf four starts back in his native Ireland, True Valor is 6-1-1-2 lifetime at one mile on turf and figures to get a stalking trip on Saturday.THE GRADE III THUNDER ROAD STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 11 Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTRiver Boyne–Flavien Prat–124Ohio–Ruben Fuentes–120Le Ken–Tyler Baze–120Desert Stone–Joel Rosario–120True Valour–Andrea Atzeni–120Blackjackcat–Mike Smith–120Special early first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santtaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.