first_imgMANDATORY PAYOUT KEYS MASSIVE SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL OF $5,352,827 AS $4.5 MILLION IN ‘NEW’ MONEY IS WAGERED; TOTAL OF 80 WINNING TICKETS EACH WORTH $53,312.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–Although early prognostications forecast today’s Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool would reach approximately $3 million, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent minimum wager, with a mandatory payout in place, generated a massive total pool on Saturday of $5,352,827.With a carryover from Friday of $815,939 serving as a catalyst, $4,536,888 in “new” Rainbow Six money cascaded in, creating a pari-mutuel bonanza for the holders of 80 winning tickets, which were each worth $53,312.60.With a nine-race card in store for Sunday, the Rainbow Six will be comprised of races four through nine.  Approximate post time for race four tomorrow is at 2:35 p.m. PT.The Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes, which has attracted a field of 10 older fillies and mares at six furlongs, has been carded as race eight.  The Bob Baffert-trained Dream Tree is the 3-1 morning line favorite and she’ll be ridden by Mike Smith.First post time is at 1 p.m., admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Fellaini rejects Spurs move & Jose reunion as he insists he’s happy in China

first_imgLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic5But it appears now Mourinho will have to look elsewhere if he is to secure a midfielder who provides the physical strength and Premier League experience of the Belgian international.Another top transfer target for Mourinho and Spurs in January is Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi.You can follow all the latest transfer news from Spurs on The Sun’s live blog.5Credit: Getty – Contributor5Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions League MAROUANE FELLAINI has shut down rumours he could be moving back to the Premier League to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.The former Manchester United man left England to join Chinese side Shandong Luneng in January after being deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.5 Fellaini has scored 12 goals in 32 appearances so far for Chinese side Shandong LunengCredit: Getty – Contributor5 Fellaini and Jose had a special bond at UnitedCredit: AFP or licensorsAnd it was reported just a few days ago that Mourinho had made contact with Fellaini, sparking rumours of a potential transfer for the Belgian.But, while speaking to Eleven Sports, the 32-year-old was quick to shut down any rumours.He said: “Jose is special for me. We text each other, we call each other from time to time.”He’s taken over at Spurs and he’s doing well. I wish him all the best, but I am good where I am now.”Fellaini spent three years under Jose at United and was often used as a more direct plan B if things were not going well.He played 47 times as the Red Devils won the League Cup and Europa League in Mourinho’s first season.That included the assist for Paul Pogba’s opener in the final versus Ajax.last_img read more


first_imgTOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)LLORIS,WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD, WIMMER, DAVIES,DIER, ALLI,SON, ERIKSEN, CHADLI,KANEARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD,CAMPBELL, OZIL,WALCOTT,COQUELIN, RAMSEY,MONREAL,MERTESACKER, GABRIEL, BELLERIN,OSPINABoth Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur lost on Wednesday night meaning that they go into this North London derby in third and second place respectively.Spurs could have gone top against West Ham United on Wednesday but the 1-0 loss at the Boleyn Ground leaves them three points behind leaders Leicester City.But Arsenal were also disappointing, losing 2-1 at home to struggling Swansea City and, after the defeat at Manchester United, have now lost back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since November 2014.The Gunners have now gone four games without a win in all competitions and are now third and six points behind leaders Leicester.But this game has a history of draws; of the previous 23 Premier League meetings at White Hart Lane 10 have been stalemates, with Spurs winning eight and losing five. Indeed, Spurs have won four of the last six, all with a 2-1 scoreline.The teams have met twice already this season. In September, in the Capital One Cup the Gunners beat Spurs 2-1 with Mathieu Flamini netting twice. But when they played each other at the Emirates Stadium Harry Kane scored the opener for the visitors before Kieran Gibbs scored what proved to be the equaliser.Kane has scored Spurs’ last three league goals against Arsenal; he also netted both goals in the 2-1 win over the Gunners in this game last season.Spurs miss Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen. Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost goalkeeper Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny for the derby and are still without Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who could all be missing for most, if not, the rest of the season.last_img read more

Powell targets more runs

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC):Even after three fine hundreds in five innings in the ongoing Regional Super50, in-form left-hander Kieran Powell has still lamented his lack of “big scores”.The 26-year-old has been on an amazing run of form, hitting 105, 135 and 106 en route to a tournament-leading 429 runs for Leeward Islands Hurricanes but said he would not be totally satisfied until he began to notch more scores in excess of 150.”I need to get big scores. I got [three] centuries and two of them are just 105 and 106 so we’ve had talks in the team meetings where when you get in you need to kick on and obviously I got out with 14 overs left so I think I missed the chance to get 150-plus,” Powell said following Hurricanes’ 105-run victory over English County Kent here on Saturday night.”Nevertheless, the team managed to get to a respectable total and then the bowlers went and did the job so I’m happy with the overall team performance.”Powell’s 106 was the basis of the hosts’ 275 for nine at Coolidge Cricket Ground, and it helped them register their fourth win in five outings.The hundred emphasised the stylish batsman’s rich vein of form that has seen him also get 52 in a losing effort against reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and 31 against Kent in the Hurricanes’ opener two weeks ago.Powell, who is returning to regional cricket this season in earnest following a two-year break from the game, said he was still high motivated despite his abundance of runs so early in the tournament.”Personally, I wake up every day thinking I haven’t scored a run for the tournament yet so that’s why I go out and bat each game with a big appetite to try … and get some big runs on the board because I can’t rest on my laurels and think ‘I’ve got this amount of runs’ and be complacent at any point in time,” said Powell, who has played 21 Tests and 28 One-Day Internationals.Hurricanes top Group A here with 19 points, six clear of Red Force who lie second, with Kent lying third on nine points.last_img read more

More doping tests for tennis stars

first_img HIGH PROFILE DOPING CASES Andre Agassi Andre Agassi made the shocking revelation in his post-retirement autobiography that he failed a test in 1997 after taking crystal meth and then lied to tennis authorities to escape punishment. He told the ATP in a letter he had taken the drug accidentally.  Martina Hingis Martina Hingis returned to tennis two years after retiring in 2003 only for her comeback to be abruptly ended in 2007 by a positive test for a metabolite of cocaine at Wimbledon. She was suspended from tennis for two years but made another comeback in 2013. Marin Cilic The Croatian was given a nine-month ban in 2013 after the ITF discovered traces of nikethamide, a banned stimulant in a sample he gave at a tournament in Germany. Cilic claimed the failed test was a result of taking over-the-counter glucose tablets, and had his ban reduced to four months after taking his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He won the US Open the following year. Viktor Troicki Viktor Troicki refused to take a blood test at a tournament in Monte Carlo in 2013. He argued that he was afraid of needles and that he was feelign ill at the time. He received an 18 months ban which was later reduced to 12 month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Richard Gasquet Richard Gasquet tested positive for cocaine in 2009 and was banned for 12 months by the ITF. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing by CAS after arguing that he ingested the substance afer kissing a woman in a nightclub.  Greg Rusedski Greg Rusedski was one of several players to test positive for the steroid nandrolone in 2003. He was cleared of wrongdoing after a tribunal determined that he, along with the other players, had taken the drug inadvertently in contaminated pills handed out by ATP trainers. Wayne Odesnik In 2010, Wayne Odesnik pleaded guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia and was suspended for two years. The ban was later reduced to one year after the ITF said he had fully cooperated with its investigations. He was later banned for 15 years after again testing positive for a number of banned substances. LONDON (AP): The International Tennis Federation says more doping tests will be carried out on professional players this year. In a joint initiative between the ITF, ATP, Grand Slam Board and WTA, the number of tests this year will increase to 8,000, from 4,899 in 2016. More samples will be placed into long-term storage. ITF President David Haggerty says “we welcome this strengthening of the sport’s anti-doping efforts.” Haggerty says: “Protecting the integrity of tennis is an ongoing priority of the governing bodies of tennis to ensure that tennis is and remains a clean sport, and these enhancements will make a positive contribution to achieving that priority.”last_img read more

NLEX rallies to beat Blackwater in first game without Ravena

first_imgView comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial NLEX vs Blackwater. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMinus its two best locals, NLEX rose to the occasion with a gutsy win over Blackwater, 93-89, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors, who played without star guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas (ACL), outscored the Elite, 16-3, in the final five minutes and 23 seconds to post only their second win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “We got the lucky breaks in the endgame. It’s a good thing we were able to set aside all the distractions before this game,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “We actually felt really bad as a team with the situation of Kiefer. Everybody knows he’s a key player to the team and his suspension has a profound effect on everyone.”“But our focus is now moving forward or moving on without Kiefer for the meantime and just keeping ourselves in the race. This win kinda puts a little hope in our quest for at least a chance at the quarterfinals,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNLEX held Blackwater, who remained winless at 0-7, to without a field goal during its frenetic run.Arnett Moultrie redeemed himself with 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists while Alex Mallari and Juami Tiongson, who dished out 10 of the Road Warriors’ 35 assists, added 10 points each. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ David Villa: Not right to compare Messi and Ronaldo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Mallari shone on both ends down the stretch and his steal and three-point play finish sealed the game with 9.7 seconds left.Henry Walker struggled mightily in his return for the Elite. He started the game 0-of-6 from the field and finished with only 12 points on 2-of-15 shooting with 15 rebounds and five steals.Blackwater blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and missed their last 10 shots from the field.Ravena, who got an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for prohibited substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List, came and supported his teammates at courtside.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Thank God for the Senate Pro Temp’s Level Head

first_imgLong before the dangerously divisive proposal to constitutionalize religious intolerance in Liberia reached the Liberian Senate, the President Pro Tempore, Senator Arma Zolu Jallah, has let it be known that he will vigorously oppose it.He told our Senate Correspondent Burgess Carter that he (Senator Jallah) is definitely against “using the law of the land to marginalize one religion against another.”Well, that is exactly what those divisive, shortsighted and peace threatening Christians attending the Gbarnga Constitutional Conference attempted to do last week, when they voted for Liberia to become a “Christian state.”We must, too, at the very onset of this Editorial, caution  the Muslim youths, especially those who have been staging demonstrations and making threatening public statements, that they, too, seem to be jumping to the same extremism of which they accuse the Christians who attended the Gbarnga  Conference.Surely, these Muslim youths should know that the vast majority of Liberian Christians would not support what the handful of Christians gathered in Gbarnga last week have done—most certainly not the Daily Observer, Liberia’s oldest surviving newspaper founded by a Christian family.  Remember that at the very beginning of this newspaper in 1981, we invited Muslims to do a weekly column alongside a Christian one.  Since we returned to the market in 2005 the Chairman of the Muslim Council himself, Sheik Kafumba Konneh, has been writing the Islamic column. These Muslim youths have mostly been educated at   Christian Schools, and have many Christian friends whom they know are not religious bigots but people who are not only tolerant but also respectful of other people’s faiths.  So these Muslim youths should remember all of this—the  genuine camaraderie (friendship, companionship, solidarity) they have through the years enjoyed—and are still enjoying—among their Christian schoolmates and teachers. But here are some Muslim youths threatening violence and even “secession”—which means war.   None of these Muslim youths was yet born when “Biafra” seceded from Nigeria in 1978; but these youths must have read history and know what happened. God Almighty, who created the human being, gave us minds to think—and also to remember.  So far Liberian Muslims have been behaving in an exemplary manner, by only observing all the Islam-perpetrated violence and wickedness occurring in many places around the world.  We have thankfully heard of NO Muslim youth from Liberia traveling to join jihadist groups abroad. The only unfortunate thing we have noticed—and this newspaper has said it—is that most of the Muslim leaders and people have been strikingly silent about these atrocities committed, unfortunately in the name of Islam.  We say “unfortunately” because we, too, believe that Islam is a religion of peace, but all too many adherents of this religion have proven—and acted— otherwise.  Look what happened in Kenya last weekend.All of this, and what we have said earlier in this Editorial, should cause our Muslim brothers and sisters to engage in sobering reflection before making radical statements .  They must remember that speech is silver; silence is gold.  They should never forget the   wonderful experiences they shared with people of all other religions, including non-believers, going to school in Liberia and living among the Christian majority.  How many Muslim s can truthfully say that they grew up among Christian “bigots”—extremists, racists, narrow-minded people?Now here is the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Arma Zolu Jallah, a staunch Roman Catholic who, we are sure, went to school with many Muslims in his native Gbarpolu and elsewhere, now coming out to condemn what these so-called Christians did in Gbarnga last week.  Remember, there are many people who, once they assume power, forget the past and forget even their friends— but not Senator Jallah.  Yes, he is Catholic; and he now has a lot of power.  But thank God, he has a level head and a good heart.  Our Monday Editorial criticized the Christians at the Gbarnga Conference, and called on the Legislature to REJECT the proposal to turn Liberia into a Christian state. We are positive that under the Pro-Temp’s watch, and with other clear thinking and astute Senators, like Senator Varney Sherman, a man of legal eminence from Muslim-dominated Grand Cape Mount, that proposal will never reach the constitutional referendum.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cash-strapped City Hall conducts manpower audit

first_imgIn move to downsize, cut cost…commences payment of wages, salariesBy Lakhram BhagiratAmidst continued protest over the late payment of wages and salaries, the Municipality of Georgetown has embarked on a workforce audit, individually assessing the viability of its more than 800 staff members. This move comes after a continued call for downsizing from Chairman of the City’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke.Mayor Patricia Chase GreenCity Hall currently employs over 800 persons, with its wages and salaries bill amounting to over 68 per cent of its revenue.In relation to this, Mayor Patricia Chase Green said the suggestions for the downsizing have been constant, even though the departmental heads are complaining of being short staffed.She noted that at a recent meeting, the City’s staff structure was presented and it showed serious shortfalls in the execution of their mandate. The Mayor explained that the City Constabulary is currently short of more than 100 persons, while the Engineer’s Department is seeking to fill the top positions.“There is a need to look at every individual so an audit is being done on every individual to see if there is a need for that person. Nobody is going to wake up in 2018 and see that the Mayor and City Council, just because they want to downsize, just send home people. So it had to be done properly and I don’t see it being done before the end of the year or even early 2018 but it’s something we have to look at,” she informed.“As the Heads of Department come with the staff structure and the amount of staff allocated to each section, you would see if there is a need for them. The Constabulary Department is saying that they are short 100 persons and will those vacancies be filled? No, because with the present monies we getting, we can’t fill it… it is a chicken and egg situation and we still have a service to provide to the people and security is a major concern…,” Chase Green added.At an Extraordinary Statutory Meeting on November 14, 2017, Chairman of the Finance Committee Oscar Clarke suggested that the municipality consider downsizing the number of staff members, since salaries account for 68 per cent of the Council’s revenue.Clarke disclosed that at the start of 2017, it was agreed that workers will be paid between the 25th and 27th of every month and that workers will be given a multi-year salary increase from 2016-2018. However, the Council was unable to meet its obligation last month due to lack of funds.In addition to high salaries, Clarke told the Councillors that City Hall has about 260 pensioners and that number is rapidly increasing since every year workers are going into retirement.Chase Green explained that in order for them to be able to pay December salaries, the administration was forced to extend its amnesty deadline until December 31, 2017. The option of amnesty was flouted so that the Council could accumulate monies to pay staff members for the months of October, November and December. The amnesty period began on November 15 and was scheduled to end on December 15, 2017.“Salaries would have commenced yesterday (Tuesday) for all staff and we are paying in stages. Up to stage three have been paid today sometime later this afternoon (Tuesday) releases would be done for stages four, five, six, seven and most likely, we will be able to complete payments by the end of this week and the amnesty has been extended and we are getting monies coming in from the amnesty and also our taxes,” she said in relation to the payment of December salaries.However, the late payment of wages and salaries, over the years, has become a norm for the Mayor and City Councillors of the city of Georgetown, creating quite a spectacle as the workers would usually picket the administration. Just in November, the workers were out on Regent Street protesting for the payment of their wages and salaries.last_img read more

Chargers’ Kiel pleads guilty

first_imgIf he does that before his Aug. 7 sentencing and doesn’t break any laws, the felony conviction will be dismissed and he’ll be placed on probation, said San Diego County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sontag. “We’re mindful of the fact that it looks like he’s just getting a slap on the wrist because he’s an athlete,” Deputy District Attorney James Fontaine said after the settlement conference. “But we’re expecting things from him. Ultimately, what happens is up to Mr. Kiel.” San Diego Chargers safety Terrence Kiel pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony and misdemeanor drug charges for shipping codeine-based cough syrup to Texas, part of a plea bargain that could allow him to avoid jail time. One of six Chargers involved in eight run-ins with police since April, Kiel was ordered to do 100hours of volunteer work, including talking to young people about the dangers of drugs, and undergo counseling for gambling. A decision could come as early as today. Turner and Phillips remained in their respective cities Wednesday night waiting on the Cowboys to make a decision. Earlier Wednesday, Indianapolis assistant coach/quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell became the 10th man to interview for the position vacated by Bill Parcells on Jan. 22. “It will be in short order,” Caldwell said of a potential timetable. “It won’t be long.” England goes crazy over game: The NFL’s first regular-season game outside North America already looks like a big hit. More than 500,000 tickets were requested by about 160,000 fans in the three days following Friday’s official announcement, the NFL said. The ticket request process ends Feb. 18, two months before tickets go on sale for the Oct. 28 game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium, which is expecting to seat between 85,000-90,000 for the game. “Nearly all these requests have come from UK-based fans,” said Alistair Kirkwood, the managing director of NFL UK. “These figures do not take into account the allocation of tickets for Dolphins and Giants fans from the United States, so we anticipate a very quick sellout when tickets go on sale in early March.” Stadium plan for 49ers: The San Francisco 49ers said they will have a comprehensive stadium plan for Santa Clara officials by early April. Larry MacNeil, the 49ers chief financial officer, and Jed York, son of team owners John York and Debbie DeBartolo York, told city leaders the proposal should be ready in the next few weeks. It will include a plan to jointly finance the structure, estimated at $600 million to $800 million. Coaching moves: Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer hired Clancy Barone as tight ends coach and Matt Simon as running backs coach … The Oakland Raiders hired Kelly Skipper as assistant offensive line coach and Mark Jackson as director of football development. Skipper spent the past four years coaching running backs and special teams at Washington State. He previously worked at UCLA, where he was offensive coordinator, and Fresno State. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Kiel was in court, but didn’t speak. He also didn’t comment afterward. “I think it was a fair resolution,” said Kiel’s attorney, Bob Grimes. Kiel still has a Feb. 20 court appearance after being cited for urinating outside a nightclub Dec.18 in downtown San Diego, several hours after the Chargers’ home victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Report: Cowboys’ search down to two: The Dallas Cowboys’ coaching search has been narrowed to two candidates, according to a report in today’s Dallas Morning News. San Francisco offensive coordinator Norv Turner and San Diego defensive coordinator Wade Phillips are the two finalists for the vacant head coaching job, a source close to the search said. last_img read more

Video: Just like Fowler! Liverpool flop scores stunning hat-trick

first_imgWho would have thought it, Liverpool fans?Iago Aspas was pretty terrible at times for the Reds last season following a £7million move to the club from Celta Vigo, even contriving to take one of the worst corner kicks in history against Chelsea.But, somehow, reminiscent of Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, the Spaniard scored an incredible hat-trick inside five minutes.Alright, it was only against Sabadell in the Copa del Rey but they all count, don’t they?You can see his amazing treble above…last_img read more