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Skater badly injured in Olympic ceremony rehearsal accident

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A female skater was severely injured after falling to the ice from about 16 feet during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne, police said Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Russian woman’s life is in dange is reluctant to return to the Premier League this summer.The Mirror says Bale is being pushed towards the exit at Real Madrid by boss Zinedine Zidane.But the star is determined not to be forced out without his mega contract worth over £600,000-a-wer, police in the canton of Vaud said. An investigation into Tuesday’s incident is being led by police in the city of aking to Bleacher Report in a Q&A, James named manager Frank Lampard alongside three of his current Blues team-mates in an all-time Chelsea dream team.Cesar Azpilicueta earned the nod over James himself at right-back while World Cup winner N’GoloLausanne.

Police said the woman was being hoisted by a cable attached to the ceiling of the main hockey stadium in Lausanne. The skater suddenly lost balance and fell.

The inquiry must try to establish “the reasons, the circumstances and possible responsibilities in this accident,” police said.

The International Olympic Committee said in a statement a female pecan understand Arsenal’s interest in defender Tierney.“Once you’re a top quality player like he [Tierney] is, like what Callum [McGregor] is, what James [Forrest] is, you are always going to get bids. You are always going to get speculation and yourforming artist was evacuated for treatment at a hospital in Lausanne, without detailing the incident.

“The IOC and Lausanne 2020 wish the performer a fast and full recovery,” the Olympic body said.

The two-week games open Thursday with a ceremony at the new arena, which will also host games at the men’s hockey world championships in May.

Will resurgent Tiger Woods beat Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors?

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It was not at all unfair for Tiger Woods to stay in the moment as the rest of golf cast eyes dreamily forward. on Sunday took his major haul to 15. Suddenly, from the recent position where the discussion felt irrelevant, Jack Nicklaus’s record tally of 18 is back within view. “I don’t know if Jack is worried or not,” said Woods. “I really haven’t thought about that yet. I’m sure that I’ll probably think of it going down the road. Maybe, maybe not. But right now it’s a little soon. I’m just enjoying 15.”

It did not take long for Nicklaus to respond. Worried? You bet he is. “I thought for a long time that he was going to win again,” Nicklaus said of Woods. “The next two majors are at Bethpage, where he has won, and at Pebble Beach, where he has won. So he has got me shaking in my boots.”

As the scale of Woods’s victory, arguably his finest in an illustrious but regularly disrupted career, reverberated around the globe golf had been afforded fresh profile. The 43-year-old is now within one of Sam Snead’s 82 PGA Tour wins, a record that has stood since the mid-60s. It is the major quest, though, that sets pulses racing.

“It’s nice to get to 15; 18 isn’t a thought,” said Joe LaCava, Woods’s caddie. “Now 15’s here, let’s get to 16. Is the record in play? Sure. The guy’s 43 years old, a guy like him could win when they’re 50. Sixteen is the next mission.”

Woods credited LaCava with a key role in his one-shot Masters victory. The pair had a discussion after a dropped shot at the 5th hole on Sunday, during which the caddie urged Woods to “not carry the weighmitted interest in Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard.After an outstanding loan with Vitesse Arnhem last season, Odegaard is considering his future with Real this summer.A move to Ajax has been mooted for the Norway international, however Bayer at of the world on your shoulders”. LaCava added: “I didn’t put in all the hard work. I didn’t have all the surgeries. I wasn’t down in Florida grinding. So for me, it’s easy. I just show up, try to do a halfway decent job and he has to do all the tough work.”

As Nicklaus acknowledged, the year’s upcoming majors present Woods with an opportunity. Next month’s US PGA Championship will see Woods return to Bethpage, where he won the US Open in 2002. The latter tournament, in June, is at the Pebble Beach links where Woods marched to a 15-stroke victory 19 years ago. He has also prevailed in Tour events hosted at the Californian venue. July’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush had already seen scrambling for tickets even before Woods displayed uncharacteristic euphoria in Georgia.

“Eighteen is, I think, a lot closer than people think,” said Brooks Koepka, one of the men Woods held off to claim his fifth Masters. “I would say that’s probably what all fans, what we’re thinking. He’s definitely back and 18’s not far.”

If Nicklaus would rather retain his place in the record books, he does a fine job of endorsing why Woods might steal it. Even before a ball was struck at Augusta last Thursday the 79-year-old had volunteered Woods as a likely Masters winner on account of evidence gleaned from a recent game of golf; a certain Donald Trump.

“I don’t ever pull against anybody,” Nicklaus said. “Nobody wants their record to be broken. But I certainly wouldn’t want Tiger to be hurt and not to be able to do it. Of course he is now pretty healthy and playing well. I wish him well, I always wish the guys well and I want them to play their best and don’t want anybody to play poorly.

“Everybody has been asking me about Tiger. Can Tiger win again? Will he win another major? I kept saying, I think so, I think he will. The reason I said that was it all depended on Tiger’s health. If Tiger is healthy, then Tiger didn’t need to worry about his driver. He never drove the ball straight anyway. He always got the ball, from somewhere, up around the green. Tiger is such a great putter, has such a great short game. He has such distance control with his irons, unbelievable distance control, best I’ve seen from anybody in the game. If you get a guy that can do that – even if Tiger wasn’t healthy – he could bunt the ball off the tee somewhere. And with his iron game and his short game, he was going to win again. He topped it off this week by driving the ball. It was a special week for him.”

Monday morning delivered confirmation that Woods has risen to No 6 in the world rankings. “The No 1 player in the world is ranked sixth,” claimed Paes of success at Euro 2020 – because of the punishing fixture schedule.England strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford are enduring long injury lay-offs, with both facing a battle to prove their fitness ahead of this summer’s tournament.Tottenham ‘ul Azinger, a former US Ryder Cup captain turned television analyst. Though there are still 17 months to go before the European team visits Whistling Straits, Woods has leapt to the summit of the US Ryder Cup rankings. At the end of this year,dmits they need to add to the squad after the appointment of new coach Rino Gattuso.He stated: “Rino is relying on the old guard, which seems natural for their experience, especially with these tactics.”From tomorrow we’ll think about the market.”B in what marks his own first step towards Ryder Cup captaincy, Woods will lead his country in the Presidents Cup. “I’m hoping to make my own team,” said Woods on Sunday, in proving he has playing aspirations for Royal Melbourne.

Long before then Woods is expected to make a tournament return at Quail Hollow at the start of May.

Should that transpire, a routine PGA Tour event will have been handed the kind of boost money cannot buy. The same applies to the wider golf scene.

The Raptors had every advantage against the Warriors. It didn’t matter

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The Raptors could not have asked for a better shot at taking a commanding lead. During Game 2, the Warriors had to deal with various combinations of the following obstacles: no Kevin Durant; DeMarcus Cousins battling back from acould be on the move from Everton in January.The Liverpool Echo says with the January transfer window fast approaching, and with both youngsters coming to the end of their current contracts with the club in 2020, a potential to go out on loan for fir torn quad; Stephen Curry struggling with the flu; Andre Iguodala hobbled; Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney leaving the game with injuries; a raucous home crowd; a 12-point second-quarter deficit; Drake; shooters unable to buy a basket in the final five minutes.

. Golden State won Game 2, 109-104, to tie up the series at one game apiece as the team head to the West Coast. It would be unkind to say the Raptors blew it, but rarely are finals match-ups so weighted in one side’s favor. Only a vintage performance from the Splash Brothers, and added a further nine assists, could spur the Warriors to victory. Golden State ripped off an 18-0 run to open the third-quarter, putting them into a lead they retained for the rest of the game.

Talk of the Warriors’ lack of shooting depth – a source of discussion all season – grew after . Without Durant they were missing that third shooter, detractors claimed. It was hokum: having Curry on the court is like having three shooters. Having Klay is like having an extra two. No play better sums up the breadth of Curry’s range and the pressure that it puts on a defense than this:

There were 34 seconds remaining in the third-quarter with a dwindling shot clock. Draymond Green hit Curry in stride, the shooter some 30-feet from the basket. For most, it would be just a hair out of range. Not Curry. Norman Powell rushed out to defend, and with just a hint of daylight, Curry rose, drilling a three. And, just like that, the lead was 10. Some shots are worth more than mere points: they drain the energy out of the opposition.

No one has the ability to demoralize an opponent in the way Curry does. He is the Warriors’ offensive fulcrum, and helps democratize the offense. Other superstars crave the ball in their hands. Get out of the way and let me do work. And that’s fine because it works – just look at Kawhi Leonard for Toronto. But Curry’s selflessness gives the Warriors extra zest.

Meanwhile, once Green or Iguodala or any other initiator of the offense gets the ball in his hands, the Warriors slip into pass-happy Warriorsgasms. You know the kind: Curry and Thompson darting here then there. The ball whipping around the court at a break-neck pace. It sows confusion. The Warriors leverage that confusion into easy baskets.Newcastle United.The Irons lost 3-2, after conceding the first three goals of the game.He said, “It’s a bad result and it is a performance that isn’t West Ham like.”We need a reality check and need to know we need to start getting points on the board Defenses jump up, then sag off, then play catch up. At that pace, with that level of intellect, the Warriors almost always find a good shot. The Warriors shot 38% from three-point range in Game 2, the Raptors 28%. Golden State made two more threes. It was the difference.

None of this is rocket science. Curry is the best shooter who has ever lived, whether you go by the numbers or the eye test. Thompson is in the top-five. Reasonable minds can disagree on where he falls in the pecking order, but he’s closer to the second spot than he is the fifth.

Now the Warriors return home for two games. Hold serve, and they will be one win away from a third-straight championship, their fourth in five years. “It was a great win. We got to go home and protect our home floor.” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “We’ll see about all the injuries, but I’m very proud of our team and in particular all the guys off the bench.”

Health looks to be the only thing that can hold Golden State back. How severe is Thompson’s hamstring injury? Even if he plays – – will he be able to scoot around screens with the same kind of vigor we are accustomed to? What about Durant’s calf? And what about Looney’s chest?

Looney has into a fully-fledged starter through the course of the season. On a team slammed up against the salary cap, that added depth has been invaluable. The Warriorsester City are casting a wide net to find a long-term replacement for Fernandinho.City boss Pep Guardiola is driving the search.Rodri of Atletico Madrid, Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon and Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente make up the list of three potential mi can win at the highest level without Durant, they have proven that. But they can’t pull any of the other pieces out of this carefully constructed symphony. Their season teeters on a game-health Jenga: pull Thompson or Looney or Iguodala out of the line-up for an extended period of time and the whole thing could collapse. Golden State can withstand losing Durant because Curry, Thompson and Green are just that special. But to win the title they cannot afford to lose any more pieces.

USA’s Kayla Harrison wins second straight Olympic judo gold

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This time was nothing like 2012. But nothing would ever be like 2012. For on that July day in London when Kayla Harrison went from unknown to American judo sensation, everything exploded inside her: the sexual abuse from of a previous coach, the years of fighting to prove herself strong and the realization that she was the first US woman to win a judo gold. She ran. She jumped. She screamed. She cried. Rare has been the Olympian who celebrated the way Kayla Harrison celebrated when she got her first gold medal.

On Wednesday she still ran and jumped and screamed. Just not as much. Instead, she stood on the medal stand and sang the Star Spangled Banner. The women beside her must have heard. Half the arena might have heard. But she has long shed any sense of shame. The anthem was playing, she wanted to sing, what elloway has hit out at criticism of Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Holloway thinks that any criticism of the United boss has ‘unbelievably harsh’.He told the TheSackRace: “I’m a bit sick and fed up of it to be honest. He’s earned his slse would you expect from a friend of Ronda Rousey, who might soon join her in the UFC?

“I’m a woman of many talents and singing is one of them,” she said. “You should have seen me dancing.”

Harrison is the kind of story every parent of every girl should want to tell their daughters. Like Rousey the UFC star who won a bronze in the 2008 Beijing Games, she is a survivor, a fighter and a woman who refuses to believe gender defines anyone in a combat sport. Before London she repeatedly told the story of how a former coach, Daniel Doyle, sexually abused her and how she finally reported the abuse and moved away to Boston where the famed judo father and son team of James and Jimmy Pedro built her into an Olympian. After London she became an essential voice on sexualalks with Carlo Ancelotti to become their new manager.The Italian was sacked by Napoli just an hour after he helped the club advance to the Champions League knockout stages.Ancelotti was with the Serie A club for 19 months.Sky Sports says Arsenal are abuse, starting a foundation for victims that she called “Fearless”.

Her fights on Wednesday in the 78kg division were indeed fearless. Her Olympicond half of the Club World Cup final against Flamengo.Before victory was secured in extra-time, the midfielder appeared to suffer an ankle injury in a tackle and was on visible distress on the turf.A stretcher was brought on and it looked as if Oxlacs was fearless. Her closest fight was the gold medal match when she forced France’s Audrey Tcheuméo to tap out with only three seconds left. She ran off the mat and leaped into Jimmy Pedro’s arms. She tried to jump into the stands. She draped herself in an American flag and she threw back her head and screamed.

When she finally stopped she said the last four years since London had been “the hardest of my life”. There had been the pressure to repeat, the demands she appear at every judo tournament everywhere and push and struggle to maintain her elite status. There, too, was the aching left knee that turned out to be a ligament issue and required a reconstruction in 2013. Nothing was easy. Everything hurt. Many times she wanted to stop. “I didn’t think she would come back from that,” Pedro said. And yet she did.

“When I showed up today I knew I had worked harder than everybody and no one was going to take that away from me,” she said.

Then came the UFC questions. Harrison gets these almost daily now. Given the way Rousey has gone from a judo bronze to superstardom, the natural assumption is that Harrison will too. Back in March she told the Guardian she had two post-judo career choices She did not say what the other was then, though she has talked in the past about wanting to be a firefighter. She was uncharacteristically vague about a UFC future on Wednesday, saying she wanted to enjoy her second gold medal for a few days before deciding on her next pursuit. Whatever that is, it won’t be judo. “I’m retired,” she said.

She may have to decide if she likes hitting people or being hit. Many non-boxers cannot adjust to this aspect of MMA fighting. She has said in the past that this is something she was still getting used to during her few ventures into the sport.

But all of that is for another day. The UFC can wait.

“I’m sure they were watching today,” she said. “If they weren’t, they were missing out.”

Someone asked about the “Fearless” shirt some family members wore in the stands on Wednesday. She smiled and she said this was a constant reminder for not only herself but the children who who are helped by her foundation. The words is more than just a collection of letters, she said, it’s a mindset, a belief, a beacon.

“I want these boys and girls to feel fearless and to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and a gold medal too,” she said.

“And maybe two gold medals.”

Then she laughed again.

Philadelphia issues official apology to Jackie Robinson, 69 years on

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is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love.

The City Council pashead with plans to sign Brighton defender Ben White.The Eastbourne Herald s on the losing end of the final of the African Cup of Nations against Algeria, the Senegal winger is ready to leave Rennes for England.Sarr is eager to see the move happen and has made this clear to Rennes.Watford will now step up negotiations, says ays Liverpool are eyeing Brighton centre-back Ben White but don’t expect them to make a move next month.The Seagulls have reassured Leeds United that the 22-year-old will finised a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947.

April 15 is the day Robinson broke the color barrier by becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

In Philadelphia, Robinson was refused service by a local hotel and then taunted by manager Ben Chapman, who, along with players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat. Chapman led the bench in abusing Robinson, telling him to “go back to the cotton field.”

42,the head of their youth scouting setup, Steve Morrow.The former Gunners defender, who helped them win the 1993 League Cup, was informed that his services are no longer needed.The Arsenal-AXE-head-youth-scouting-Steve-Morrow-Gunners-ditch-1993-League- the 2013 biopic starring Chadwick Boseman, highlights the hateful reception Robinson received in Philadelphia.

The apology will be presented to Robinson’s widow, Rachel.

Abby Wambach, world’s all-time leading goalscorer, announces retirement

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Abby Wambach, the predatory forward whose 184 goals are the most scored by any man or woman in the history of international soccer, has announced her retirement.

Wambach, 35, has made 252 appearances for the United States women’s national team since debuting against Germany in September 2001.

“After much deliberation and talking with my friends, family, teammates and our coaching staff, I’ve decided to finally bring my soccer career to an end,” Wambach said in a statement. “While we still have more work to do for women’s soccer, after bringing the World Cup back to the United States this summer, I’m feeling extremely optimistic about the future of our sport. It’s been an amazing, wonderful ride and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my life brings.”

Wambach will appear with the team for all four of its scheduled matches in December, with her farewell appearance coming on 16 December against China in New Orleans, the final leg of the US team’s 10-city victory tour to celebrate their .

Wambach appeared in four World Cups over a decorated 15-year international career and won gold medals in both her Olympic appearances at the 2004 and 2012 Games, scoring 23 goals in 35 appearances in those six tournaments. She missed the 2008 Olympics with a broken leg.

The most famous of her 184 international goals came in stoppage time of a 2011 World Cup quarter-final against Brazil with the United States trailing 2-1. Wambach’s 122nd-minute header off a 40-yard cross from Megan Rapinoe sent the match to penalties, where the US prevailed to book a place in the last four.

The Rochester, New York native was named Fifa World Player of the Year in 2012, becoming only the second American to capture the sport’s highest individual honor after Mia Ha fringe player who is expected to play at Celta Vigo and his coach is happy with the season he’s having.”[Malcom] has improved, as mucinho has won his first two games in charge after replacing Mauricio Pm France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrochettino last week.Lo Celso, on loan from Real Betis, told Sky Sports News: “We know that it takes time when you’ve got a new coaching staff, a new head coach.”It takes time for thh playing as training,” he said. “He hasn’t had as many opportunities as others and he’s good enough to be here. He’mm. A three-time All-American at the University of Florida, Wambach helped the Gators to the program’s first NCAA championship in 1998.

“Abby is a player who has transcended our sport and her legacy as one of the world’s greatest players is set forever,” USA coach Jill Ellis said. “What she has done for women’s soccer and women’s sports overall with her amazing talents on the field and her personality off it has been inspiring to watch. I am just extremely happy that she could end her career with that elusive World Cup title and go out on top, right where she deserves to be.”

Wambach will speak publicaly on her retirement on Thursday at the National Press Club Luncheon at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies in Washington DC.

Longtime nemesis Antonio Cromartie says Tom Brady shouldn’t be suspended

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Tom Brady received support from an unlikely quarter on Thursday when New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie came out in defense of the embattled quarterback during an appearance on ESPN.

“Honestly, I don’t think he should be suspended,” Cromartie , ESPN’s two-hour weekday morning debate program, when asked about the fairness of the NFL’s punishment for Brady’s role in Deflategate. “Nobody is safe no matter who you are. Roger [Goodell] is going to do what he wants to do. It don’t matter what the rules say, he’s gonna make his own rules as he goes, and it shouldn’t be like that.

“But at the end of the day, we as players gave him the freedom to do whatever he wants to do. We signed the [current Collective Bargaining Agreement]. So we had our own fault for doing it. We should have been more detailed. We shouldn’t have rushed into things. We should have pushed it to another month and a half and made the owners lose money, and then you go from there.”

Four years ago, when Cromartie made headlines by calling Brady an “asshole” ahead of a playoff game between the Jets and Patriots, it would have been difficult to imagine support coming from a less likely figure.

“Fuck him,” Cromartie . “I hate [him].”

On Thursday, it was Goodell who bore the brunt of Cromartie’s anger. Perhaps, as they say, the enemy of my enemy really is my friend.

“In the rulebook, ths been left out of the club’s preseason tour.The left back will remain in England, while the rest of his teammates head to Asia for their preseason preparations.Per The Telegraph, Rose is set for a move away from Tottenham in the coming weeks.The 29-ere’s no suspension in the rules,” Cromartie said. “There’s only a $25,000 fine, so I don’t see how you can try to lay the hammer down on someone when the rule states for itself there’s no suspension for it. Are we trying to go back to the Spygate and get more from ity.The Arsenal-next-manager-Mikel-Arteta-Man-City-assistant-Pep-Guardiola-EXCLUSIVE”>Daily ExpressArsenal-next-manager-Mikel-Arteta-Man-City-assistant-Pep-Guardiola-EXCLUSIVE”> says Arteta is in the middle of a tug of war between Manchester City andthat? Or are we just leading back to us, saying ‘Well, I have full control of everything. I made the rules as it goes, rather than follow the rules of what’s already been written.’”

Cromartie is not the first Patriots rival to back Brady. Bernard Pollard and Terrell Suggs have also come out in support of the Neify for the Champions League.“Deciding to leave the Milan bench isn’t easy, but it’s a decision I had to make,” Gattuso told La Repubblica.“There wasn’t a precise moment when I came to this decision: it was the sum of these 18 months as coach of w England quarterback.

Top trainer Charlie Hills aims to keep racing dynasty on track at Breeders’ Cup

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Life sure has a cruel way of balancing the books.

The highs have been plenty for trainer Charlie Hills this year. Just the Judge bagged him a top-flight trophy when she won the Grade I EP Taylor stakes at Woodbine earlier this month. He’s done great trade in the group race department back home, sending out a squadron of nice prospects for next year, including Gimcrack and Acomb victors, Muhaarar and Dutch Connection. And his piggy bank is again showing Wall Street profits – a mere victory or so short of breaking through the million-marker for the year in domestic earnings.

Hills’ low, however, was one that puts all dizzying career accomplishments into a box marked “trivial”. His older brother in June of this year from pancreatic cancer – an especially tough punishment for a racing dynasty that could teach even the Waltons a thing or two about family values.

“John dying over the summer … it was very hard for all of the family,” said Hills. “He meant a lot to all of us. And it wodar.Liverpool are the club most likely to sign Cantwell this summer, claim The Athletic.Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are all interested in signing the 21-year-old.Cantwell has been one of the Canaries’ most impressive performers iuld be nice to have a bit of good news, really.”

Much-needed good news for the Hills family could come thick and fast this weekend. In Just the Judge and Commemorative, Hills has two solid chances of repeating his Breeders’ Cup success with Chriselliam, who won last year’s Grade I Juvenile Fillies Turf (her last race, sadly, for Chriselliam was put down earlier this year with a severe foot infection – another kidney punch for Hills).

Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Fillies and Mares Turf candidate Just the Judge would appear to hold the greater chance of Hills’ duo. And he reports that his horse, having headed straight from Canada to southern California by way of Memphis, has come out of her win bouncing.

“It’s quite a long journey from Canada, seven hours door-to-door, but she got off the plane fresher than she did at Woodbine,” he said. “She certainly takes her travelling well, which is great to see.” And having settled in well to her sunny surroundings, Just the Judge is poised on the cusp of a bold showing, Hills believes.

“She’s got a nice draw, and as long as she gets away smartly and gets in a good position the first half of the race, I would say that she has a huge chance, really.” he said. “In my mind, I think she’s been improving between each race this year, And I think she’s even better than she was in the first half of last year when she had those two massive runs [a second in the 1000 Guineas followed by a win in the Irish version] quite close together.”

Their greatest obstacle to success appears to be Sir Michael Stoute’s Dank – last year’s Fillies and Mare’s Turf heroine. “She could be a massive danger, but I don’t think any filly has ever won this race two years on the trot. It’s such a hard thing to do. She’s been off the track for a long time, but she does look very well.”

Then there’s the home team’s Stephanie’s Kitten, who pipped Just the Judge for second in the Grade I Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington in August. “We’ve got to turn that form around, obviously.”

Whatever happens on Saturday, however, it would be fair to say that Just the Judge would have to perform feats of unimaginable horror to tarnish the esteem she’s held in by her trainer. She has been the mainstay of Faringdon Place for a significant portion of Hills’ short training career. She was his first classic winner, when she won last year’s . “She’s won group races at two, three and four. She’s just been amazing for my career.” And whilnt Kompany says he knew his Manchester City career was over after his stunning goal against Leicester City.The defender scored a long-range piledriver to clinch a 1-0 victory for City, who eventually won an unprecedented domestic treble.Kompany has de she is entered in Tattersalls December Sales, Hills intimated that her racing days might not yet be numbered.

“There are lots of nice opportunities for her next year, races in Dubai and maybe Japan – those types of races,” he said. “She’s owned in a partnership between Qatar Racing and the Sangster Family…Obviously first, something will have to be sorted out.”

While the gable is poised over Just the Judge’s racing career, Commemorative’s best years are still ahead of him judging by a commanding victory in the Group III Autumn Stakes at Newmarket last time out. That day, he licked ‘em from the front, seeing out the stiff mile comfortably. And Hills sees the stamina he displayed at Newmarket as especially beneficial in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on the Friday.

“We know he’s going to stay a mile really well, which will be an important factor. I think he’s got a great chance of getting into the first three,” said Hills. “It looks a pretty open race. Obviously, the likely favorite [Hootenanny] has yet to provictory on Sunday.Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala goals settled the 2-0 win.“It was a very balanced encounter up until the goal and we had started the second half much better than them, but that Ramsey goal changed everything, above all psychologicalve himself over the trip. Commemorative is improving the right way, and he’s got to have a great chance.”

Another plus is Santa Anita’s firm turf course. Despite his size, (he weighs 524kg – racehorses can weigh as much as 100kg less), Commemorative has an action built for the road. In a spin on the turf earlier this week at Santa Anita, for example, the way he floated over the green carpet had the touch of a Rudolph Nureyev about it. Hills even toyed with the idea of supplementing Commemorative for the Racing Post Trophy, until the heavens opened over Doncaster, bringing Santa Anita and a crack at the Breeders’ Cup into play.

“It was a bit of an afterthought,” he admitted. “But he’s a very strong two-year-old, he’s huge. My only concern is that, because he’s drawn four, I wonder whether he’s got the tactical speed to get in a good position.”

Irrespective of what happens this year, Hills sees a mile and a quarter well within Commemorative’s compass next year. “We’ll see how he winters, and see where we are in the spring as to where we go,” he said, not discounting races like the 2000 Guineas.

Circumspection though can be forgiven. Given those events since Hills last stood here on world racing’s main stage – when the likes of Willie Carson, one of Chriselliam’s co-owners, brought a New Year’s Eve atmosphere to the winners enclosure – it’s no wonder that his thoughts are often underpinned with reserve, if not a little humility.

“Obviously last year, when we had our winner, it gave us a great thrill. We were all very proud of her,” he said. “Santa Anita, though, it’s one of the greatest tracks in the world, and we’re just very honored to have runners.”

aly coach Roberto Mancini has offered hope to ACL

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starting pitcher lasted seven innings Wednesday against the Twins but surrendered four earned runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking none to take his third loss of the year.

Estrada has reigned his control issues, having not walked a batter in each of his last two starts after walking four or more batters in two of his previous three games. He’ll take a 4.96 ERA into Monday’s game against the A’s, where he’ll look for his fifth win.

More News 08/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff Wesley, who arrived from Bruges for a club record fee, opened his account in English football with a close-range effort from Jota’s incisive pass.El Ghazi sealed victory late on after collecting John McGinn’s pass and sliding a shot underneath Jorda 08/17/2019 • by RotoWire Staff pledged his commitment to NapoliThe striker struck in Napoli’s 2-1 win against Cagliarisays the Trotters are set to lose Luca Connell when the club goes into administration.The 18-year-old midfielder has been tracked by Premier League clubs after breaking into the first-team – and he is among the players who will leave this summer.Tott, which took him on to 107 strikes for the Partenopei – just 16 behind Marek Hamsik.“I want to stay and beat Marek’s record, to remain in this club’s history,” 08/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/16/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

hing staff should Mikel Arteta go to Arsenal.The c

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pitcher turned in a solid performance but did not factor in the decision Friday night against the White Sox.Koehler pitched four scoreless innings before allowing two runs in the fifth and a run-scoring s Maddison, according to the Leicester Mercury.Maddison had been linked with moves to Manchester United, Manchester City, Spurs and Arsenal, while Chilwell was thought to be City’s first choice left-back option for next season.However, Chilwell is notingle to Paul Konerko in the sixth. He was also struck by a line drive on the back of his shoulder in the third, but stayed in the game. He was charged with three runs and six hits over six innings of work. He struck out three and walked one in a 4-3 defeat in extras.Koehler has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his first three starts. He is expected to make his next start Wednesday at home against Tampa Bay. He is 0-1 with a 0.90 ERA through his first 10 innings of work at home.

More News 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 ted.Mayevsky insists the youthful line-up of United was no insult towards Astana’s players.He said in the aftermath: “Absolutely no problem. Understand yourself, Manchester is one of the best teams in the world, and even the young guys who are in it, • by RotoWire Staff 08/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff oys not to go mad in the transfer market.Norwich City, Sheffield United and Aston Villa are all preparing for their top-flight return.Former Everton boss Allardyce told the Mirror: “When you see how that backfired it could be about the balance of w 02/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/24/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

n Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are happy to

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outfielder hit his seventh homer — a solo shot off Brandon Morrow in the eighth — for his only hit. He was 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in Thursday’s 12-6 loss to the Blue Jays.Jones is hitting .301 with three home runs and eight RBI in his last 12 games. He has a .315/.348/.497 line with seven homers and 31 RBI in 197 at-bats.

More News 12/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 ving Arsenal.Gilmour has confirmed he will leave this summer as he comes off contract.The midfielder announced the development on social media:14 years.. from the age of 6 years old to 20 years old. I leave the club I have supported all my life. Than • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff itic is one player who has been linked with an exit before the window closes, despite Valverde’s insistence that he is a player being counted on.”He’s very important for us,” Valverde said.”His work is there. Right now I don’t know if he’ll stay, but 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff undergone minor surgery.Hasenhuttl has undergone a ‘minor procedure’ last week following a leg injury. An official Saints statement read: “First team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has undergone a minor procedure on a leg injury in a local hospital and wi 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

FA Cup fifth-round.The Blues suffered their third

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catcher homered and drove in two rund defender Axel Tuanzebe has warned his young teammates not everyone makes it at Old Trafford.Tuanzebe has progressed into a first team player at United after loan spells at Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship.“Everyone has their own individuals Wednesday against the Tigers. It was Santana’s eighth home run and first in 13 games.

Santana had just his third multi-hit game in Mae Arsenal for Chelsea.Giroud’s current situation is similar to that which saw him leave Arsenal in January 2017, having fallen behind Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then arry Wednesday. He’s batting .200 (14 for 70) with three home runs, four doubles, six RBI, 12 runs and 13 walks in 20 May games.

More News s to stay at Arsenal for 22 years.The Frenchman was in charge of the Gunners from 1996 to 2018, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup’s during that time.”No regret,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “Regret is that maybe I sacrificed a little 03/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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starting pitcher failed to go six innings for the second straight start and for the fourth time in nine starts Monday against the Padres. The right-hander continues to be plagued by high pitch counts.

Miller exceeded 100 pitches for the third time in four May starts and for the fifth time this season. d his job is safe.The Mirror says Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Burnley means £10million-a-year Pellegrini has now presided over a run of six games without a Premier League win – leaving the Hammers just two places above the drop zone.The last time the c

“Throwing 20 pitches every single inning is not what I’m here to do,” Miller said, per .com. “Facing a good hitting offense on a big league club, it’s not going to be easy to just throw it and have then swing at it every single time. Something I have to realize is to get the ball around the zone and hopefully things happen better.”

Outside of the complete-game shutout he threw May 10, Miller is averaging more than 17 pitches per inning in his eight other starts.

“There are some nights where they’re picking it up a little bit better and fouling it off,” manager Mike Matheny said. “They’re still not squaring up a lot of them. I think taking some shots down in the bottom of the zone more often may be part of the way to help him because the foul balls are typically the ones at the top.”

More News 02/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff is a much wanted man this summer.He only has a year left on his deal at Porto, which means they want to cash in on him before then.A Bola suggests that early talks between the Blues and the Portuguese giants have begun.Telles is also wanted by Juvent 01/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff zkid James Maddison, according to reports.The attacking midfielder shone in his debut Premier League season after moving from Norwich City last summer.At 22 years of age, Maddison’s potential has got the top clubs vying for his signature.The Independ 07/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/01/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

Newcastle United have made an offer for PSG defend

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reliever was reinstated from Tuesday. Heer City star Raheem Sterling has admitted that he suffered serious Paul Ince says they should move for Southampton striker Danny Ings.A back injury to Marcus Rashford has United seeking a replacement this month.“United have to consider who’s actually going to be available,” Ince told Paddy Power.“Who in their rilows after joining the club.Sterling was signed in a big money deal from Liverpool in 2015.However, he made a slow start to life at the Etihad club, finding himself going through a ba has posted a 4.50 ERA in five relief outiia box after the FA Cup final to go on an anti-Liverpool rant against press members on Saturday evening.Just days after City boss Pep Guardiola accused the media of wanting Liverpool to win the league title, the fan also demanded better coverage aftengs.

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starting pitcher worked around two hits and two walks in the first inning to allow just oneest of the action on the pitch, here’s a quick roundup.Two matchdays into the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander and just two sides have a 100% record. Sevilla stayed perfect with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Granada on Friday night thanks to a goal from summer run, but he got zero help from his offense in his team’s 4-0 loss to the Reds Wednesday. It was Sanabia’s sixth loss.

Sanabia ended up surrendering four earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out three. He served up two home runsas urged Juventus not to overreact regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s sub strop.Against AC Milan, Ronaldo was hooked on 55 minutes for the eventual matchwinner Paulo Dybala on Sunday and is said to have left the ground before the final whistle.Calderon to to Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Sanabia is 2-6 with a 5.00 ERA after taking losses in each of his last five starts.

Hethe players have total confidence in Adrian.Van Dijk has insisted it will be ‘easy’ for new goalkeeper Adrian to fit into the team following injury to No1 Alisson.The 32-year-old Spaniard, released by West Ham this summer after six seasons, will now ‘ll try to get back in the win column Monday against the Phillies.