first_img The winner was added to the Investec Derby field at a cost of £8,000 this week, and Kris Weld, son of the winning trainer, said: “He did it very well. It came up quite quickly after he won nicely at Leopardstown a couple of weeks ago, but it was the obvious race to come for and it’s lovely to win it again. “He travelled very well and looked the way a winner a long way from home “There’s no immediate plans for him, but he’s had two quick runs so he’ll have a break and we’ll freshen him up. “He was entered in the Derby during the week but we’ll take it one step at a time with him and he’s a lovely horse for the future. “He’s a big powerful horse and you’d like to think there’s more improvement in him as he fills into his frame. “Better ground shouldn’t be a problem.” Dazzling (5-1) was an all-the-way winner of the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Salsabil Stakes Winner of a maiden from her three starts last season, the Aidan O’Brien-trained daughter of Galileo found plenty for pressure to beat Cristal Fashion by a length and three-quarters, with the winner’s stablemate Terrific just a nose further back in third. Fascinating Rock produced a stylish effort to take the P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Navan. O’Brien said: “I’m delighted. She’s a lovely staying filly and she’ll get further. “She looks an Oaks filly and she’ll have a run between now and then somewhere. “She should get a mile and a half I would imagine. “That was her first run and she should come on from it. “I was delighted with the third filly (Terrific) also.” Palace made it a double for the O’Brien team with a taking performance in the 20 Family Ticket For May 18th Family Day Fillies Maiden, coming forward markedly from her debut fourth at Leopardstown at the beginning of this month. The 4-6 favourite led over a furlong out and stayed on to keep Gorteo at bay by four and three-quarter lengths. O’Brien, who also bred the winner, said: “She’s a nice filly and I’m delighted with her. “We’ll have to see whether she runs again now before the Irish Guineas. “She’s coming forward lovely. She’s very smart and we always thought she was. “The Fastnet Rocks want really good ground. It’s Australian breeding and they want fast ground. They have big engines. “She was our best filly last year but she met with a setback and didn’t get to run.” The renowned Derby trial saw an interesting field assembled, with Stirabout taking them along before All Set To Go edged to the front at the three-furlong marker. Andrew Oliver’s charge still held a narrow advantage a quarter of a mile from home, but the Dermot Weld-trained Fascinating Rock (5-2) was moving very powerfully in the hands of Pat Smullen and put matters to bed once assuming control in the final furlong, holding the running-on 7-4 favourite Answered by two and a half lengths. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Published on January 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm The one Atlantic Coast Conference team Syracuse can’t seem to beat, Pittsburgh, meets SU on the Carrier Dome floor Saturday at noon for each team’s third conference bout of the season. The Orange (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) on Wednesday night picked up its first ACC win of the year, a 70-55 victory against Miami. The Panthers (12-3, 1-1) also played Wednesday, when they upset No. 11 Virginia 88-76 in overtime at home. Four days earlier, Pitt nearly beat then-No. 24 Notre Dame, falling 78-77.Though Syracuse came away with a double-digit victory against Miami on Wednesday, our beat writers pick SU to fall to Pitt for what would be the sixth straight time. They explain their selections below.Connor Grossman (8-7)Pittsburgh 79, Syracuse 68RelapseThe defensive honeymoon Syracuse enjoyed against Miami will be short lived. Pittsburgh boasts the two most potent scorers in the ACC, including Jamel Artis, who leads the ACC with a 45.8 shooting percentage behind the arc this season. SU skirted past the Hurricanes despite allowing 11 3-pointers, but the Orange won’t be as fortunate on Saturday. Pitt’s multi-faceted offense tilts the game in favor of the Carrier Dome visitors.Matt Schneidman (9-6)Pittsburgh 70, Syracuse 64Artis-tryAdvertisementThis is placeholder textArtis is one of those guys who seems like he’ll never leave college, just to stay around and haunt Jim Boeheim’s dreams. The Pitt forward is the perfect fit to stand at the foul line and orchestrate a dissection of the zone, a la Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin. The Panthers just plastered almost 90 points – granted, in overtime – on a Virginia team allowing around 49 per game. It’ll be a lot tougher for Syracuse’s defense to hold another ACC opponent to under 60 points, especially being Pitt, and don’t expect it to happen Saturday.Paul Schwedelson (10-5)Pittsburgh 72, Syracuse 61Just a band-aidThe Orange’s 70-55 win over Miami was an effective band-aid. But for a team with problems that were still exposed (See: 11 3-pointers allowed) on Wednesday, a band-aid is all it was. In its last game, Pittsburgh scored 88 points against No. 11 Virginia, which boasts the third best adjusted defensive efficiency in the country, per The Panthers also have Artis and Michael Young, the top two scorers in the conference. SU’s win against the Hurricanes was nice, but its defensive problems didn’t just disappear. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img WATCH US LIVE Sreehari Menon Written By Golden State Warriors will face San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 2. The game begins at 8:00 AM IST and will be played at Chase Centre, San Francisco, California. Golden State Warriors will look to bounce back from their defeat against Phoenix Suns. San Antonio Spurs will also look to return back to winning ways after their defeat to LA Clippers on Friday.Golden State Warriors would count on Draymond Green to carry the mantle forward and add another win to the table. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson out injured, a lot lies on the shoulders of Green and D’Angelo Russell if GSW have to win. San Antonio Spurs would hope that their defeat on Friday was a minor blip and would look to pile on the misery on the Californian outfit.Also Read: NBA: Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Clippers Player Ratings And ResultGSW vs SAS Dream11 Squads:Golden State Warriors Ky Bowman, Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Stephen Curry, Jacob Evans, Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Kevon Looney, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, D’Angelo Russell, Alen Smailagic, Omari Spellman, Klay ThompsonSan Antonio SpursLaMarcus Aldridge, Marco Belinelli, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Trey Lyles, Chimezie Metu, Patty Mills, Elie Okobo, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Lonnie Walker IV, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Derrick White.Also Read: NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player RatingsGSW vs SAS Dream11: Injury UpdatesStephen Curry will be out for a foreseeable future after breaking his hand in the game vs Suns. Klay Thompson is ruled out for the entire season. Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans and Alen Smailagic are also ruled out. For Spurs, Dejounte Murray is the only absentee.Also Read: NBA: Joel Embiid And Karl Anthony-Towns Feud Dates Back To 2016GSW vs SAS Dream11 PredictionPoint Guard- D Russell, D WhiteShooting Guard- J Poole, D DeRozanSmall Forward- R Gay, O SpellmanPower Forward- E PaschallCentre- M ChrissNote – The GSW vs SAS Dream11 predictions are our own and do not guarantee positive results in your games.Also Read: NBA 2019: Boston Celtics Vs Mliwaukee Bucks Player Ratings, Result First Published: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST GSW Vs SAS Dream11 Predictions, Squad Details, Top Picks & More GSW vs SAS Dream11: Golden State Warriors face San Antonio Spurs on 2nd November. Get all the match details for the upcoming NBA 2019/20 regular-season game.last_img read more

first_imgDreamHack brought on Colorado-based brewery New Belgium Brewing as the main sponsor of the DreamHack Open – the company’s longest-running esports event.Returning to Austin for a third successive year, the competition saw eight teams compete on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in an effort to claim the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool.Marcus Lindmark, CEO at DreamHack said the following in a statement: “New Belgium Brewing is a great craft brewery and we are proud to partner with them for DreamHack Austin 2018. As esports continues to grow we see new industries activating to reach the esports audience, we at DreamHack are excited to be part of that growth.”The announcement suggests that this sponsorship was solely for DreamHack Austin – an event that is part of the DreamHack Open circuit, which began in 2012. DreamHack Open is sponsored by CORSAIR, ASTRO Gaming, Monster Energy, GG.BET, H4X Clothing, and now Voodoo Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing.Asher Attick, Brand Activation Manager at New Belgium Company commented: “When we at New Belgium asked Voodoo Ranger what he wanted for his birthday, he was adamant that he be a part of DreamHack Austin. So naturally, we obliged.”DreamHack Austin 2018 took place from June 1st-3rd and saw Turkish organisation Space Soldiers claim first place, despite stiff competition from the likes of OpTic Gaming, Heroic, and Rogue.Esports Insider says: DreamHack Open is exclusively a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive event, and with it being one of the more exciting titles in esports, this was a good event for the New Belgium Brewing to test the waters with.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

first_imgChelsea have not given up hope of N’Golo Kanté playing a part in the Europa League final, despite the midfielder missing training on Monday to have treatment on a knee injury.Kanté was due to travel to Baku the squad on Monday afternoon and his fitness will be closely monitored before a decision is made as to whether he plays against Arsenal on Wednesday, with Ross Barkley standing by to step in.Kanté, who had only just recovered from a hamstring complaint that ruled him out of Chelsea’s previous two matches, twisted a knee while making a challenge in a training session on Saturday.Although initial impressions of his prospects had been far from positive, the injury appeared to have settled by the time the player reported back on Sunday afternoon to be assessed by the medical department.He drove himself into the Cobham complex again on Monday and was apparently moving freely enough, though he sat out the team’s final session before their departure for Azerbaijan and remains a doubt for the final.Chelsea’s options for the game have already been limited after Antonio Rüdiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out with long-term injuries over the run-in. Source: Guardian Footballlast_img read more

first_imgThe stage is set for the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League season as the draw for the group stages has been made in Monaco, France on Thursday, August 29, 2019.Liverpool will be hoping to retain their title after beating Tottenham Hotspurs in the final previous edition of the UCL.The UCL’s record winners, Real Madrid will hope to extend their figures of wins after having a disappointing 2018-2019 season of the tournament.The winners of the competition in 2012, Chelsea season have made a return to the tournament after finishing third in the English Premier League and also seeing off London rivals, Arsenal in the Europa League finals.This season’s edition will see 32 clubs from sixteen countries across Europe battle it out for the ultimate trophy.Big names have been drawn against each other for the group stages of Europe’s elite club competition.Real Madrid will face PSG whereas Champions League finalists, Tottenham Hotspurs, has been paired with Bayern Munich, and Napoli will play the defending champions, Liverpool.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus have been grouped with Atletico Madrid of Spain, the club they knocked out in the Round of 16 last season.The first round of matches will be played from 17th and 18th September.The finals of this seasons Champions League will be played at the Ataturk Olympic in Istanbul on May 30, 2019.Here is the full list of who plays who in the group stages of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League.GROUP AParis Saint- Germain – FranceReal Madrid – SpainClub Brugge – BelgiumGalatasaray – TurkeyGROUP BBayern Munich – GermanyTottenham Hotspurs – EnglandOlympiacos – GreeceCrvena Zvezda – SlovakiaGROUP CManchester City – EnglandShakhtar Donetsk – UkraineDinamo Zagreb – CroatiaAtalanta – ItalyGROUP DJuventus – ItalyAtletico Madrid – SpainBayern Leverkusen – GermanyLokomotiv Moskva – RussiaGROUP ELiverpool – EnglandNapoli – ItalySalzburg – AustriaGenk – BelgiumGROUP FBarcelona – SpainBorussia Dortmund – GermanyInter Milan – ItalySlavia Praha – Czech RepublicGROUP GZenit St. Petersburg – RussiaBenfica – PortugalLyon – FranceRB Leipzig – GermanyGROUP HChelsea – EnglandAjax – NetherlandsValencia – SpainLOSC Lille – Francelast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Road work begins Tuesday for a stretch of Indian Reserve Rd.The Alpena County Road Commission has contracted out work to J&N Construction, LLC to resurface 1.61 miles of the road, between Precour and Werth Rd. Construction crews will resurface the pavement, improve drainage, place hot-mix asphalt, and reshape the shoulder of the road. There will be lane closures and flag control.Funding comes from the Federal Surface Transportation and matching funds by the Alpena County Road Commissions. The project has a price tag of $625,000.The project is expected to be completed in six weeks.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Biggby Coffee gears up for opening dayNext Communities Reject Sinking Fund Millage to Improve Hillman Community Schoolslast_img read more

first_imgIn this, the Warriors Era, brief as it has been at four seasons and counting, they have been everything the NBA could hope for in a marquee team.They’ve been entertaining, changing the game with their up-tempo style and 3-point shooting firepower.They’ve been lovable, led by Steph Curry, the first NBA superstar you could describe as “cuddly.”They’ve been great, posting win totals of 67-73-67 en route to three consecutive NBA Finals, of which they won two … and they would have won all of them if they hadn’t blown a 3-1 lead in 2016 after Draymond Green got himself suspended for Game 5. They’ve been big box office with the three highest Finals TV ratings in the last 13 years for an Oakland-Cleveland ugly-duckling matchup against LeBron James and his supporting cast.The Warriors are building San Francisco glamor into their future with their self-funded $1 billion arena in the city, which will open in 2019.They made themselves financial giants with Forbes valuing the franchise at $3.1 billion, just behind the Lakers’ $3.3 billion, and ticket prices in the new arena set to jump 33 percent – along with a $35,000 “membership fee” for the honor of paying for the premium seats, which is refundable and serves as a mammoth interest-free loan.They’ve also been insufferable despite the presence of all-world good guys Curry, Kevin Durant and Coach Steve Kerr with owner Joe Lacob periodically trumpeting their greatness – or, actually, his greatness – as if reminding everyone who’s Numero Uno.Happily for the NBA, the Warriors now have a real test of their greatness, tied 1-1 with Houston going into Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday, after having finished seven games behind the Rockets during the regular season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Unhappily, the matchup being in the conference finals leaves the real Finals looking like an anti-climax, raising the question of whether the league shouldn’t finally seed the playoffs regardless of conference.Departure from tradition that it would be, it would solve the age-old problem of anti-climactic East-West imbalance … which once tilted Eastward but not lately … while ensuring that any team deserving of a Finals berth has the chance to prove it.The over/under for this year’s Finals looks like five games, even if they’re weeks away and we won’t know which of the remaining four teams will be there. Whether it’s the young Celtics without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward or the Cavaliers with little more than LeBron, winning more than one game against the Warriors or Rockets looks like an upset.If the trick for the Warriors is reaching the Finals, not winning them, it comes after a long season with Kerr braced for trouble after three long postseasons.After beating second-place San Antonio by margins of 11-6-6 in the West, the Warriors saw Houston blow past them – and pulled up in the stretch, going 44-14 before the All-Star break, 14-10 after it. Kerr had to use 27 starting lineups, compared to 24 combined the previous three seasons, even with personnel changes like KD’s 2016 arrival. Curry left with a knee injury in early March and wasn’t back until the second round of the playoffs.Even with Kerr intent on biding his time, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Ron Kroichick cites a dispirited one-sided loss to Indiana in April when the boyish coach bristled at their “pathetic” performance, noting it’s hard to win “if you don’t put forth any effort at all.”And now, the Rockets.The Warriors won Game 1 in Houston as Durant scored 37 points and the press ganged up on the Rockets for playing so much isolation.The Rockets won Game 2 by 22 as the press ganged up on Curry, who suddenly wasn’t getting good looks, going 2 for 13 from 3-point range in the first two games.Kerr, asked what percentage of Steph’s problem is his knee, joked, “13.7 percent” – perhaps just to show that things weren’t so dire he’d lost his sense of humor.Unfortunately for the Warriors, their wondrous pre-KD ball movement, which saw Draymond average 9.5 assists during the 2015-16 season, has devolved to throwing Durant the ball and making the occasional cut.Durant isn’t really a 7-footer as Houston Coach Mike D’Antoni keeps calling him. He was 6-9 in stocking feet at the 2007 pre-draft camp but with his length, high release and huge advantage over P.J. Tucker or whoever from D’Antoni’s small-ball lineup is assigned to defend him, KD looks like a 3-point shooting Wilt Chamberlain.It remains to be seen if the Warriors are as great with KD as they were before him. On one hand, he’s a No. 1 option who can always get a shot and get to the line in the clutch. On the other, their ball movement, which surpassed that of the Spurs as the best the game has ever seen, isn’t the same.For better or worse, they’re now dependent on KD. Green all but made it official, trademarking a new name for their starters – “the Hampton 5” – who met on Long Island recruiting Durant in 2016 (Curry, Green, KD, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson).That’s not quite the Basketball of Tomorrow the Warriors have been emblematic of … as proclaimed by Lacob in a 2016 New York Times profile (“We’re light-years ahead of probably every other team in structure, in planning, in how we’re going to go about things”) … after six seasons as owner.Typically, Lacob again soared, metaphorically, ahead of his team this season, allowing himself to look past their fortunate present with KD, Steph, et al., to an uncertain future.“We’ll build around the core until we decide maybe we shouldn’t,” Lacob told Bay Area New Group’s Mark Medina, “but right now it feels pretty good.”Full-of-themselves Chicago officials talked that way in the Bulls’ 1990s heyday, signaling their players were replaceable – hastening the departure of key pieces like Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and perhaps even Michael Jordan. Never underestimate the tendency of people hearing their futures discussed over their heads to take it poorly.Great as both West finalists are, only one can sit atop the pyramid. If it’s not the Warriors, the press will really start in on them. Then we’ll see who Lacob is ahead of and by how many light-years.last_img read more

first_imgWith only four games on Monday’s MLB schedule (one of which is in the afternoon), there isn’t much margin for error in MLB DFS contests. There are still some pretty decent pitching options, but obviously picking the right one on FanDuel and right pair on DraftKings is more important than ever.If you’re playing an all-day tournament, we like Jon Lester (vs. Angels) to break his slump. He’s had some tough matchups lately, but the Angels have struggled struggled against lefties most of the season before a recent uptick, so this is a good opportunity to get Lester at a bargain price. Even better, he’s in good position for a win, as Chicago should be able to batter around Trevor Cahill (@ Cubs). If you’re sticking to the three-game evening slate, Aaron Nola (@ Padres) is in a good spot despite an up-and-down season. San Diego generally struggles against righties and at home, so Nola is worth paying up for. Walker Buehler (@ D-backs) has a decent matchup, as Arizona ranks in the bottom 10 in wRC+ against righties, though he hasn’t been great this year and will be in a hitters park. Robbie Ray (vs. Dodgers) is in the same tough environment and has a much tougher matchup, but he has major strikeout upside. Both Eric Lauer (vs. Phillies) and Corbin Martin (@ Mariners) are boom-or-bust candidates who are better suited for GPPs, but on a night with so few options, you might see them in cash games, too.Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports.Today’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Monday, June 3RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Jon LesterCubsvs. Angels100 (T-12th)N/A$6,700$7,0002Aaron NolaPhillies@ PadresN/A85 (22nd)$9,600$9,6003Walker BuehlerDodgers@ D-backsN/A90 (T-20th)$10,400$8,9004Robbie RayD-backsvs. Dodgers126 (T-3rd)N/A$8,000$9,2005Eric LauerPadresvs. Phillies98 (14th)N/A$7,400$7,3006Corbin MartinAstros@ MarinersN/A108 (10th)$6,500$7,1007Trevor CahillAngels@ CubsN/A110 (7th)$6,000$5,1008Wade LeBlancMarinersvs. Astros137 (1st)N/A$6,200$5,000wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNlast_img read more

first_imgOMAHA — We’re told social distancing helps save lives, but a new report finds isolation and loneliness can hurt the health of people over age 50 — and Iowa has one of the nation’s oldest populations.Doctor Juliann Sebastian, dean of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, says a solitary lifestyle, void of healthy interactions with friends, can mean a higher risk of depression, heart disease and even death.  “Social isolation and loneliness are each separately associated with health problems — with health outcomes,” Sebastian says, “but together there are correlations between social isolation and loneliness and various causes of mortality or death and various causes of morbidity or illness.”Data from the U-S Census Bureau finds almost 15-percent of Iowans are 65 or older, the fifth most in the nation, while nearly three-percent of Iowans are 85 or older, the third most in the country. Loneliness is not a one-size-fits-all type of problem and Sebastian says we all need to keep a closer eye on our family, friends and neighbors.  “Social isolation and loneliness don’t fit in neatly within our typical health care environment. Those are not typically considered clinical issues,” Sebastian says. “In fact, they really are because of their connection with specific physical and behavioral health outcomes.”One goal of the report is so that health professionals of all types, as well as direct care worker, know that we should strive to identify people who have problems with social isolation and loneliness.  “Not every older adult has these issues and not every person, for example, who lives alone is lonely,” Sebastian says. “We do think it’s very important in the clinical environment for health professionals to assess older adults and determine if these are issues of concern to them and then to connect with people and community organizations that can help.”More research is needed, she says, to determine some of the most helpful ways to intervene. Sebastian says it’s “stunning” to become more aware of the associations between social isolation and loneliness and health problems — and even mortality. “We all need to be, I think, on the alert for someone who might be lonely and find ways to help,” Sebastian says. “Whether it’s ourselves helping or making a connection, with again, with a community organization that can help.” The report says for people who are homebound, have no family, or do not belong to community or faith groups, a medical appointment or home health visit may be one of the few social interactions they have.Sebastian serves as dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in Omaha. read more