Aaron Abrosimoff scored three times to spark the Nelson U18 Selects to a 5-3 victory over Oso Negro on opening night of the Men’s Open Soccer League at the Lakeside Pitch.”I believe we made the statement we were looking to make,” said Selects coach Chris Parenteau.”However, that was just one good game. Next week we play the Hume InnKeepers, Oso Negro’s rival, and they will be very difficult.”Parenteau, back coaching since taking eight years off from the sidelines, was optimistic opening the season against the Men’s Open Indoor Champs challenging his players to make a statement in our opening Men’s League game.”Our first game is against the Indoor Champions,” he said. “Let’s catch them by surprise and show the rest of the league that we mean business this year.” However, the start did not go well as Oso Negro twice held one goal leads. “I thought that conceding the first goal would completely deflate our team,” said Parenteau, “and that we might lose the confidence that we had started the game with.”But Abrosimoff scored a natual hat-trick to give the Selects a 3-2 advantage at halftime.The U18’s started the second half the same way they started the first, pressing high and attacking hard. Central attacking midfielder, Jonah Thiele, scored an immaculate volley from a beautiful cross by right back, Jack McKimm, to make the game 4-2. Oso Negro responded by winning a free kick on the edge of the U18’s penalty box, from where Whitecaps Kootenay Academy Head Coach and Nelson Youth Soccer Technical Director made no mistake, slotting his shot into the top left corner, bringing the game back to a one-goal game. However, the U18’s team captain and defensive central midfielder secured the U18’s victory by skillfully lobbing the ball over the approaching Oso Negro’s goal keeper to a final score of 5-3.The U18 Nelson Selects play their next game against the Hume InnKeepers on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Lakeside Fields. Hume opened the season with a 3-1 win over Old Dogs.In the other game Tuesday the Old Dogs meet Oso Negro.
COLORADO-BRED GET HAPPY MISTER RATES, WINS GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES HANDILY UNDER BAZE AS TRAINER TSAGALAKIS GETS FIRST STAKES WIN WITH HORSE OWNED BY MOTHER-IN-LAW
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2015)–Colorado-bred Get Happy Mister, idle since Aug. 16 at Arapahoe Park, rated kindly and roared up the rail to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by a length under Tyler Baze. Conditioned by Mark Tsagalakis and owned by his mother-in-law, Annette Bishop, Get Happy Mister covered 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:13.11 while providing Tsagalakis with his first-ever stakes win.“This is my first stakes win,” said Tsagalakis, 52, who by his accounting has been training “probably close to 25 years. I’ve won some races, but never a stakes. Right now, there weren’t a lot of choices…It was time to rock and roll. The race came up, he was ready to go and we were eligible for it. It was like ‘Let’s give it a try.’ We had him out on the turf the other day, he seemed to like it and he did.“The plan is (for the horse) to go back home to Colorado and then come back here in the fall and run here again. We’ll play it by ear, but that was the original plan and we’ll just enjoy it for now…”A winner of five consecutive races at Arapahoe prior to going to the sidelines, Get Happy Mister got his sixth in-a-row at odds of 12-1 in a field of seven older horses. A 5-year-old gelding by the Giant’s Causeway stallion First Samurai, he paid $27.20, $10.00 and $4.60. The San Simeon was his 11th win from 14 overall starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he improved his earnings to $384,928.“It looks like he can do anything, he loves to run,” said Baze, who had never been aboard Get Happy Mister before. “When (pacesetters) Pure Tactics and Sweet Swap hooked up in front of me and opened up five, I knew they were flying. I just took my time…He’s so big and strong and he has a huge stride. He’s just a really classy horse.”Colorado-based owner Annette Bishop was understandably elated, as Get Happy Mister also became the all-time leading Colorado-bred Thoroughbred.“I bought him at a 2-year-old sale in Arapahoe,” she said. “He’s been a joy. I don’t know his limits and after today, I have no idea. I’m just amazed that he did as well as he did today. He’s been training out of his skin. It’s all due to Mark, he takes his time. He takes his pulse every two hours.”The 5-2 second choice in the wagering, Holy Lute, who was ridden by Mike Smith, was on terms with the winner a furlong out, but proved second best, finishing a length in front of favored Home Run Kitten. Holy Lute paid $4.00 and $3.20.Off at 2-1 under Gary Stevens, Home Run Kitten was last turning for home and outfinished longshot Outside Nashville to run third by a neck. Trained by David Hofmans, Home Run Kitten paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.16, 43.84 and 1:07.04.Santa Anita’s 39-day Spring Meet gets underway on Friday, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. IN WINNING, GET HAPPY MISTER ALSO BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING COLORADO-BRED MONEY EARNER
Bob FeldJerry AmermanJohn AmermanJose OrtizPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf was Oscar Performance. And we’re joined now by trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Jose Ortiz. Congratulations to you both. Thank you for joining us here.I would just like to ask both of you if you could just take us through the race from your perspective, Brian, can we start with you, and just describe it in your words.BRIAN LYNCH: Having a bit of a rapport with Jose, both coming out of New York, we got to know each other quite well. Jose fits this horse to a T, and last night we got the chance to sit down and have a little talk about after handicapping the race that we figured that the horse coming out of Chicago, Larry Rivelli’s horse, showed speed, and from the outside post, we felt that our goal was technical enough and it was critical we get a good position going into the first turn, and it just went perfect. Jose was where he needed to be. We cornered well. I was just saying to Jose, if he wants to replay, a lot of them got so wide going into the first turn, just got him to switch off going down the backside, and, you know, the pace was on in the kitchen. That horse of Rivelli’s was, you know, 22 the first quarter, I believe. So it was an honest pace. I’d seen Jose take a look under his shoulder there about the three and a half, and I thought, he’s got horse. When he joined him and it started to edge away from him around the turn, and he sort of stole a few lengths at the bottom of the lane there. I thought, well, looked behind, and they were throwing leather at the rest of them. And I thought they’ve got the work cut out to catch him from here. And Jose gave him just a textbook, beautiful ride and got it done. Just absolutely thrilled as I am for my first Breeders’ Cup. I’m thrilled to have done it with Jose.THE MODERATOR: Jose, what can you add to that in terms of being able to sit off the speed of Wellabled today?JOSE ORTIZ: Yeah, we talked about it last night, and he played out just like we planned it. That was the key, I think. The key was going through the first turn, have a clean break, and get up a good position in the first turn, and we did that. And he re-lapped well behind Wellabled. I was a little concerned about that, because he had been on the lead lap two times. But he re-lapped well, and when I past the three-quarter pole, I felt like I had a lot of horse under me, when I let him go in the quarter pole, he did very well.THE MODERATOR: We’re also joined by the owners John and Jerry Amerman. And Jerry bred this horse as well. So I’m going to open it up for questions.Q. I think the Englishman on the podium mentioned Royal Ascot. But from a different perspective, is that something that’s really in the cards for this horse? Also, have you considered dirt at all with him?BRIAN LYNCH: We haven’t really considered dirt. He’s a Kitten’s joy out of a theatrical mare, so his pedigree’s definitely top and bottom grass. So at this stage we’ll talk with John and Jerry about the next step, but he definitely deserves a nice little break after today’s performance. You know, that’s his fourth start as a two-year-old. I think that’s plenty for him. And we look forward to him in the spring.THE MODERATOR: John, congratulations to you. We’d like to get a comment on how it feels to win another Breeders’ Cup Race for you.JOHN AMERMAN: Well, it’s the ultimate thrill in winning a Breeders’ Cup, there’s no question about it. We won with a horse named Adoration back in 2003. That was 13 years ago. I thought it was a very good sign when we were in post 13, and I got to give full credit to, well, the people down in Florida who broke the horse, Barry Berkelhammer, he came up to me and said, You’ve got one special horse, and that was a long time ago. Then we turned him over to this guy, and he’s done well. And he turned it over to Jose who has ridden that horse so beautifully in three straight races.And I really got to give the best congratulations to my wife, Jerry, who bred the horse.BRIAN LYNCH: First and foremost, John.THE MODERATOR: Jerry, we’d love to hear from you. Congratulations on a homebred winning a Breeders’ Cup Race.JERRY AMERMAN: It is very exciting. But I’ve also got to say thank God the horse is faster than I am. I was the last person here.Q. His first start, if he had such a good reputation and shown so much, do you think he just was a horse that needed the experience of having a race?BRIAN LYNCH: Yeah, I mean, I’m probably statistically not a real first-time-out sort of trainer, and he broke — we can’t blame anything on the first jockey that rode him. He broke well, but got shuffled back. Inevitably we thought he ran well that day. Probably thought he could have run a little better than he did, but he did run well. He had a lot of interest in his finish. He wasn’t beaten that bad. So we did expect a little bit more out of him first time, but it was just the victim of circumstances, got in traffic, first-time-out blues.He was damn sure ready the second time.Q. He races without Lasix, is that a principle of the owners? Is this something that you do with all your two-year-olds, or was this a horse that there was no reason for him to run on Lasix?JOHN AMERMAN: You’re talking about medication?Q. Yes.JOHN AMERMAN: Well, I don’t want to get into a deep subject because there are so many different viewpoints. But if the horse is doing well, there is no need for medication when they’re two years old, and that’s the principle we’ve followed. If something goes wrong, obviously it’s a different issue and we might use Lasix. But until then, we stay without it.BRIAN LYNCH: Yeah, he’s a very clear-winded horse. He’s never shown a sign or a trace of pulmonary hemorrhage, and on days like this you appreciate a horse that isn’t on Lasix as hot as it is and the dehydration factor.Q. Mr. Amerman, I just want to follow up on the plans for next year. What will you go through in terms of a calendar or what process will you go through in determining the moves for this horse next year, and from your part, is Royal Ascot in the plans?JOHN AMERMAN: Well, couple things, one, obviously this is a great thrill, and you step back and you have conversations with Brian and Bob Feld, our Bloodstock agent, and Jerry, of course. And so we’ll give him some time, and he’ll go back at it in the spring.Someone came up to me, forgive me, I didn’t catch the name, but wonderful, nice man. He said, oh, are you going to come to Ascot in the summer? And I said, well, talk to me after the race (laughter).We’d love to, but that’s a long ways off, and we’ll have a few journeys before that. So I hope it works, but who knows.THE MODERATOR: Bob Feld, care to add anything?BOB FELD: No, just how lucky I am to be associated with the Amermans for so long. I think it’s over 20 years. They’re special people. They donate so much money behind the scenes and it’s great for the game. They claim horses to rehab them and give them to people off the track thoroughbreds. They’ll even retire horses when they could drop them in for a tag. But when the horses have done well for them, they don’t even drop them in for a tag. They’re just great people. I’m glad to be associated. I was involved in buying the dam of this colt. She was a really nice race horse. I really believed in my heart she was going to beat Zenyatta that year we bought her. She ran a great three for us and got hurt. So I definitely think she passed the talent we saw in her as a racehorse. So, so happy for them. I’d like to drop a special note about Mill Ridge Farm, and Healy works with Jerry for breeding the horses, and Healy gets a shout out too.JERRY AMERMAN: That’s one thing I’d like to add. Mill Ridge did a wonderful job of taking care of mom and babies, and I appreciate everything they’ve done. And Healy has been a great source of —JOHN AMERMAN: A good friend.JERRY AMERMAN: A great source of information, and a good friend.
FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Imani Robinson is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Robinson capped an impressive weekend for the Cardinals (13-12, 9-7 SLC) with a pair of wins over McNeese and Stephen F. Austin. In addition to averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds for the week, the Round Rock, Texas, native dished out nine assists and recorded eight steals. The award marks the first of Robinson’s career and is UIW’s first weekly honor since the 2016-17 season.Basketball Player of the Week – Imani Robinson, UIW – Sr. – Guard – Round Rock, TexasAfter pacing the Cardinals to a 72-71 win over McNeese Wednesday, Robinson led UIW to a 60-52 victory at home against the Ladyjacks with a 3-for-3 clip from beyond the arc and 20 points, marking the program’s first win over SFA. The senior posted a season-high four steals in back-to-back games against McNeese and SFA, while averaging 18.5 points for the week. Following the weekend, Robinson has now scored in double figures 16 times this season and has notched 20+ point performances on six occasions. UIW is now 13-12 overall this season, marking the program’s best record since moving to the Division I ranks in the 2013-14 season. The Cardinals’ 9-7 conference record also stands as the program’s best mark since joining the Southland.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Amber Vidal, Lamar; Tykeria Williams, Nicholls, Faith Cook, Sam Houston State; Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
CHELSEA opened up a four-point lead over Tottenham as they continued their pursuit of a top four finish.Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso bagged the goals before a late Antonio Rudiger own goal gave Spurs hope.Jose Mourinho’s men also had a lucky escape after Giovani Lo Celso was not sent off for an apparent stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 3:03 pmThat’s all from me at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea take the London bragging rights with a 2-1 win over Spurs.Here’s SunSport’s player ratings for a bit of post-match reading!Final score: Chelsea 2 Spurs 1Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:47 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 1Frank Lampard on VAR –“It’s not good enough. It was a leg breaker.”Got to agree with the Chelsea boss.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:34 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 1Giroud: “We’ve shown great character today.“Maybe it was a turning point. We lost a bit of confidence.“It was nice to bounce back and win against a rival.“It was a good feeling for me and moment to score.“I’m so happy for the team. It’s been three months without a start and it was special for me.”Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:25 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 1An excellent win for Chelsea. Lampard looks absolutely thrilled as he claps the fans.Giroud got man of the match but Mason Mount was absolutely brilliant. What a win as the Blues go four points clear in the top four race.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:22 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 1FULL-TIME!Lampard has beaten Jose!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:20 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 190.Four minutes added on and Spurs are flying forward!Two minutes left.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:17 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 189.Lamela tries to square the ball and it deflects off Rudiger and past Caballero.Very lucky for Spurs who are back in it with a few minutes left!Grandstand finish!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:16 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 189.GOALLLLL SPURS!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:13 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 086.An absolutely embarrassing moment for VAR here.They’ve now admitted Lo Celso should have been sent off.Pathetic. Luckily Chelsea have been amazing, but what a farce!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:10 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 082.Alonso hits the bar!Brilliant free-kick from 25-yards which smashes the upright and away.Kovacic then hits a volley wide from the follow-up.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:08 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 079.What a save by Hugo Lloris!Mount squares for Abraham who flicks an effort from five-yards.The Frenchman dives to his right and somehow keeps it out. Sensational.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 2:04 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 075.It’s all got very scrappy. Both teams giving the ball away needlessly.Also, this is the reason Lo Celso wasn’t sent off. Bizarre. Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:41 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 052.Somehow. Somehow! Lo Celso has not been sent off.He clearly stamps on Azpilicueta, but somehow doesn’t go.VAR is bizarre isn’t it?!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:37 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 049.A fantastic goal from Chelsea. Lovely build-up play.Giroud heads on to Mount, who squares to Barkley.He flicks the ball over to Alonso who smashes the ball into the bottom corner.Barkley then goes close shortly after. The Blues are rampant!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:35 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 049.GOALLLLL CHELSEA! ALONSO!Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:33 pmCHELSEA 1 SPURS 046.We’re underway in the second period. Spurs get us going.No changes at the break. Big half coming up in how this season will shape.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:28 pmCHELSEA 1 SPURS 0Mason Mount has been sensational so far today. His high press has got Chelsea going.But the man of the moment is Giroud, and it looked like he enjoyed his goal! Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:59 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 071.Giroud goes off to a deserved standing ovation. Tammy Abraham takes his place.Spurs need to get something going quickly. They’ve had more of the ball, but nothing going forward.Kind of what happens when you don’t have any fit strikers.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:56 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 068.Erik Lamela has a 30-yard free-kick deflected over for a corner.That was Spurs’ first shot of the second-half.That kind of tells you how bad they’ve been.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:51 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 063.Spurs had a shout for a penalty, Ndombele went down under a James challenge.Calls waved away and VAR agrees with Michael Oliver.Not much happening, but Chelsea will be happy with that.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:47 pmCHELSEA 2 SPURS 058.This is a red card, surely? Lo Celso has got away with one there. Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:22 pmCHELSEA 1 SPURS 0The table is looking a lot nicer for the Blues at half-time! Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:17 pmCHELSEA 1 SPURS 0Half-time at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have had a great opening period.Olivier Giroud’s smashing finish separates the sides.Work for Jose to do in the dressing room.Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:15 pmCHELSEA 1 SPURS 0 STAT!Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 39 home games in all competitions when scoring first (W31 D8).Their last such defeat came to Spurs in the Premier League in April 2018 (1-3).Daniel Cutts22 Feb 2020, 1:12 pmCHELSEA 1 SPURS 040.Bit of a lull in the game. Both just taking a breath after a frantic first-half so far.Spurs have finally settled, but not creating much.Chelsea excellent so far.Load more entries…
Marshall starred in his first game back for the Tigers in Saturday’s upset win over the Sydney Roosters, his first game for the club since leaving for Super Rugby club the Auckland Blues at the end of 2013.It was originally understood Marshall’s departure came about following a contract dispute over a potential extension at the club, but the playmaker revealed on Sunday he was left unwanted by the Tigers’ previous administration.”At the time Mick Potter was the coach and the club said to me that I wasn’t going to be in the plans for the future,” Marshall told Triple M NRL.”It’s hard for me to be somewhere where I don’t feel wanted and I just wasn’t feeling that.”Obviously at the time I didn’t want to go to another NRL club because my heart was with the Tigers so that’s why I ended up going to rugby union.”Marshall is one of just four players to have played more than 200 games for the merged club, and is still the most famous player to have turned out for franchise.His latest signature already looks likely to pay off, with regular five-eighth Josh Reynolds expected to be out for up to a month with a hamstring injury.Regardless, Marshall said Potter’s decision had worked in his favour as it had since prolonged his career.”It’s not something I regret because if I didn’t leave I probably would have retired a lot earlier from getting too comfortable there and a bit complacent and just feeling a bit lost the last couple of years there,” he said.”I was able to find a bit of myself again, the reasons why I play footy, enjoying the game.”When something gets taken away from you and it gets given back you appreciate it a bit more.”
It was all done in the second half when the Tigers launched their comeback from a 14-6 deficit at at half time.They wasted no time from the kick off when Noel Joel wrestled his way out of a tackle to score.He converted his own try to put the pressure right back on the Wigmen.The Wigmen replied almost immediately when Kewa Kili ran 50 metres to the try line. Kili ‘ s attempt to convert his own try was futile. Tigers dominated possession in the final 20 minutes allowing them to strike twice in as many minutes through Ishmael Balkana and Justin Olam. As an added bonus, Tigers also picked up 20 000 kina for being the most consistent team this season.The Wigmen have officially finished in fourth place.The grand final between the Agmark Gurias and the Simbu Lions kicks off at 3pm.
Apart from the main location at the old golf course at San Remo, other satellite areas in Hoskins, Kapore and Kulungi have also been cleared by the contractor.Nivani has been contracted to do backfilling at those sites and have cleared all those sites late last year and are continuing this month.More information will be sourced from the Host Organizing Committee and the Provincial Administration on this development next month.
The midfielder nodded home two crosses from Christian Eriksen – both at the back post – to stop the Blues winning for a top-flight record 14th consecutive game.The league leaders went close through Eden Hazard in the first half and Diego Costa in the second, but Spurs have cut Chelsea’s lead at the top to five points and opened up the title race. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino decided to match Chelsea like-for-like with wing-backs, and Kyle Walker and Danny Rose won the battle against Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso, who have been so instrumental to Antonio Conte’s successful system.Hazard should have fired the Blues in front after just five minutes when he beat the offside trap and was played through one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, but he shot wide of the far post.Walker and Rose were menacing on either flank and Pedro was lucky to escape with just a yellow card when he came in late on the Spurs left-back, stirring back up some resentment from the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ last season.Pedro and Costa then exchanged heated words after Costa failed to play the forward into a shooting position, as Chelsea grew frustrated at being unable to threaten the Tottenham’s goal.And Spurs had a deserved breakthrough on the stroke of the interval when Walker played in Eriksen to cross for Alli to nod home for the fourth consecutive game.Chelsea came firing out of the traps in the second half and could have equalised through either Costa, who forced Lloris to tip wide from long range, or Hazard, who missed a close-range header at the far post.But Alli made no mistake and doubled Spurs’ lead on 54 minutes when Eriksen picked out another well-timee run into the box, and he headed beyond Thibaut Courtois into the far corner – his third brace in as many matches. Chelsea looked forlorn and bewildered, as Pedro found space but headed an Alonso cross feebly at Lloris, and Conte threw on Willian, Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi.But Tottenham held on for a memorable, fifth straight win to move third in the Premier League and just two points behind second-place Liverpool.Tottenham: Lloris (7), Dier (7), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (7); Walker (8), Wanyama (7), Dembele (7), Rose (8), Alli (9), Eriksen (8), Kane (7)Subs used: Winks (6), Sissoko (5), Son (5)Chelsea: Courtois (6), Cahill (6), Luiz (7), Azpilicueta (6); Moses (6), Kante (7), Matic (6), Alonso (6); Pedro (7), Costa (6), Hazard (7)Subs used: Willian (5), Fabregas (5), Batshuayi (6)Man of the match: Dele Alli
During the LaLigaTv presentation, channel that will broadcast the Spanish competition in the United Kingdom, Thebes confirmed the schedule of the next Classic. The Classic League between Real Madrid and Barcelona next March 1 will be played at 9:00 p.m. Spanish time (20.00 GMT) at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, confirmed Javier Thebes, president of LaLiga, at an event held this Wednesday in London.