KEYWORDS Arima Kinen, Japan Racing Association, Kitasan Black, Hisashi Shimizu “He has a lot of fans so there will be disappointment but he will be put out to stud at a stallion station while he is still full of life. That’s his next important job.”Kitasan Black, by Black Tide out of Sugar Heart, won the 2015 Kikka-sho, and in 2016 won the spring Tenno-sho and the Japan Cup.In April, the 5-year-old won the Osaka-hai, the newest G1 race on the JRA calendar, and then became just the fourth horse to defend the spring Tenno-sho title, while breaking Deep Impact’s 11-year-old record time. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Kitasan Black (far left) is seen winning the Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse in November 2016. | KYODO Kitasan Black, a five-time Grade One race winner, will retire after the Arima Kinen in December, the stallion’s trainer Hisashi Shimizu said on Friday.“(Kitasan Black’s) owner (Saburo Kitajima) decided that he would retire this year after running the autumn Tenno-sho, the Japan Cup and the Arima Kinen,” Shimizu said in a Japan Racing Association statement. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
TIRANA, Albania (AP):Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy yesterday when they met their football idols.Aurel Lala, seven, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing building in Thumane, one of the hardest hit towns in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed 51 people and injured more than 3,000. Aurel lost his sister and grandmother, while Alesio lost his father and sister.The boys were taken to the hospital and then visited by Prime Minister Edi Rama, who learnt of their dream.Rama took them to Rome to meet Juventus players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon yesterday. Both boys received a signed jersey and took a photo with the players. They hugged and exchanged high-fives with the players. Juventus play today in Rome with Lazio for Serie A championship.“It is not only for them. It is for all the suffering people in the country,” Rama said.The earthquake on November 26 damaged more than 11,000 buildings and left an estimated 12,000 people homeless. Many have found shelter in hotels, public buildings, tents, with relatives or in neighbouring Kosovo.The European Commission had already sent US$16.6 million to Albania and has pledged further commitment, including organising an international donors’ conference.Rama was optimistic, after returning from a NATO summit in London this week, about positive reaction to his plans for an international donors’ conference for earthquake relief.Tirana has pledged to complete reconstruction of the quake-hit areas by 2020.
Basketball BY KEVIN TEME Hornbills franchise club is set to make a comeback to the PNG Premier Men’s Basketball League competition. Hornbills last took part in 2018 season however due to funding constraints, the Southern Highlands franchise was unable to participate in the 2019 season. Chairman of selectors Simon Dixie said it was good to have Hornbills back in the league because it will encourage the youths from around the country that participates in the annual National Souths Basketball League tournament to move up another notch in their career. “I think the PMBL has set a standard where most national players are selected from that competition. We hope to push many of our players to get into that elite competition and rub shoulders with the best players in the country. They can learn as much as they can while participating,” Dixie said. The former PNG international said a squad of 25 players was picked during the National Souths Basketball League tournament in Lae. Training is expected to start this month while the interim team management works on securing a sponsor to be part of the PMBL this season. NSBL patron Johnny Yawari, who is also the deputy chairman of the PMBL, said it would be good to see the Hornbills participate in PMBL this year. Yawari had also pledged his support for the Hornbills during the NSBL tournament in Lae last year. The PMBL has plans to expand with the aim of encouraging these centres to pull their resources together and come up with a team and have a home and away series. “Just like the Digicel Cup or the National Soccer League, I think basketball should be heading in that direction. I believe it can only eventuate if we have teams coming from Lae, Goroka and Mt Hagen to start with,” Dixie said. He added that that once they secure a good sponsor, the Hornbills will be based in Mt Hagen and can fly into Port Moresby to face off with other Port Moresby-based teams or travel to Goroka or Lae if these centers have a team or two in the PMBL this year. Meanwhile, Dixie has named its 25-man train-on squad which is believed to include several high-profile players. Most of these players were selected from the NSBL tournament in Lae. They are Soma Irale, Ipson Ruku, John Wina, Jaykay Malu, Nelson Dominic (Giru Epari/Kuare Souths); Moses Ande, Lucas Abba, Steven Jacob, Richard Mako (Mixmates Hagen); Terence Warker, Jessie Pine, Colin Pine, Nimrod Wereh, Max Adane (Kaputa Souths); Edwin Samson, Bernard Sau (Kutubu Lakers); Jerome Jemikoalau, Madela Jemikoalau (Kainantu); Jerome Kunda (Kambri Souths); Manu Aaron, Joshua Oscar, Danny Ken (Original Souths); Gabriel Mathew (Usano Sura Souths); Tommy Mare (Menjals-Mendi); Arnold Makis and Jonathan Steven (Giru Sanamo Souths). Dixie will head the team as head coach while current PNG Women’s star player Betty Angula is being appointed as the head trainer. The team manager, assistant coach and team doctor are yet to be appointed.
Sandro’s move from QPR to Antalyaspor has been completed.West London Sport revealed that Sandro was likely to leave on a free transfer, that he had received an offer from Osmanlispor, that Antalyaspor had also made an approach, and subsequently revealed that he had agreed a move to the Turkish club and that he had passed a medical. AdChoices广告The Brazilian midfielder has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract.Rangers did not ask for a fee as they were desperate for him to find a club rather than continue paying his huge wages for the remaining months of his contract, which was due to expire in the summerSandro has had fitness issues since his £6m move from Tottenham in 2014 and started only 29 league matches for the R’s. See also:QPR’s Cousins suffers thigh injury Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles British Banks Won’t Tell You About This System x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x 20 Heartbreaking Selfies Taken Right Before Tragedy. # 10 is Insane x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x These Twins Were Named ‘Most Beautiful in the World,’ Wait Till You See Them Now x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Fox Sports Go Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Other Share Hunter Mosher gets up on the 10-foot jumpshot for Montague. Photo/Tim Reilly Bestseller Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. 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Photo/Kris RakeBut in the end the Vikings withstood a thrilling Montague fourth-quarter rally and grabbed a 71-67 victory to clinch at last a share of the West Michigan Conference championship.Whitehall, which had 14 3-pointers in the game, now has a two-game lead over Montague in the conference standings with two league games remaining.“It was different guys getting hot,” said Whitehall head coach Nate Aardema, whose team improved to 13-2 on the season and 12-0 in conference play. “Sometimes all the emotion and energy can hurt you, but sometimes it helps you shoot, because you stop worrying about all the nonsense and just play.”Whitehall’s Lucas Schumm and Drew Young scored 27 and 22 points, respectively, to lead the Vikings. The two seniors combined for 10 3-pointers, and continued their career-long streak of never losing to Montague.“Drew kept us in the game,” Schumm said about his teammate. “That really helped us and it helped my confidence, because I knew if my shots weren’t falling I could lean on Drew. For me, once the first one went in, it was time to go.“We still haven’t lost to them and I’m pretty thankful for that, because they made it pretty tight the last two games. It just feels good. To get a share of the title against them is nice.”The Wildcats had a standout performance of their own from 6-foot-2 big man Josh Weesies, who finished with 26 points and seven rebounds.Merritt Hamann finds room in the lane for Montague. Photo/Tim Reilly“Josh Weesies was phenomenal,” Aardema said. “We couldn’t stop him. We had our center on him, but Brandon (Rake) was a little bit hobbled. He hurt his ankle pretty bad against North Muskegon, so he was kind of gutting it out, but I don’t know if it mattered. We could have put three guys on Weesies. He was just bowling his way to the basket and finding ways to score.”Weesies and Montague put the pressure on Whitehall early, forcing three quick turnovers and jumping out to a 12-2 lead.But the Vikings kept it close by getting into the lane, drawing fouls and finding their way to the free-throw line, where they converted five of six shots in the first quarter.Montague led 16-12 at the first break.The Wildcats again tried to bury the Vikings, taking a 22-14 lead a minute into the second quarter. But Young hit two 3-pointers and had two big steals to swing the momentum back in Whitehall’s favor.Then Schumm got hot.The standout point guard hit three unanswered triples on consecutive possessions to give the Vikings a lead they wouldn’t give up for the remainder of the contest.Whitehall guar Lucas Schumm goes up against Hunter Mosher on the break. Photo/Kris RakeWhitehall carried a 39-31 lead into the halftime break and a 63-52 advantage into the fourth quarter. Casey Huizenga powered the Vikings in the third quarter with three triples.Schumm hit two free-throws to begin the final quarter, which gave the Vikings their largest lead of the night at 13 points. Then Montague came roaring back, cutting Whitehall’s lead to 67-66 with 1:31 to play.Hunter Mosher paced the Wildcat rally with seven points in the fourth quarter, while Abram Erickson and Merritt Hamann scored four points apiece down the stretch.But Young hit a layup, then added two clutch free throws with five seconds left, to ice the victory for Whitehall.Erickson and Kenyan Johnston finished with 17 and 11 points, respectively, for Montague, which fell to 12-3 overall and 10-2 in the league.Whitehall will travel to Hart on Friday, where a victory would secure the outright conference championship.“The target on our back just keeps getting bigger,” said Aardema, whose team tied Shelby for the conference title last year. “The kids were mad at me last year because I put ‘co-champions’ on the t-shirts. 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StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Khalid Ali, IBIA: Tackling sports betting corruption December 18, 2019 Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming January 22, 2020 Related Articles Watch: Joe Lee on the importance of collaboration December 13, 2019 Like and share to get a chance to win tickets to Betting on Sports If you’re involved in the sports and betting industries there’s only one place to be this September 15-16 and that’s the Grange Tower Bridge in London.The inaugural Betting on Sports Conference will be in session with six events over the two days, and now the generous lot at SBC are offering would be attendees the chance to win a ticket free of charge.All interested parties need do is go to Linkedin and LIKE and SHARE this post and your name will be entered into a raffle. The Twitter savvy amongst you can double your chances of winning one of the three tickets up for grabs by sharing on the Twittersphere with the #bettingonsports and not forgetting to tag @SBCGAMINGNEWS.If you’re one of the organised confirmed attendees then we’re not forgetting you either; should your name be drawn out of the internet hat then you’ll be given a refund in full.The Betting on Sports conference (#bettingonsports) is bringing together the best of the worlds of sports and betting; it’s the largest sports betting conference this year and Team SBC is anticipating in excess of 600 delegates over the two days.SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron said: “This is a chance for people to be able to attend the largest sports betting conference of the year for everyone’s favourite price; free.“It looks set to be a fantastic event and will follow on from the success of our three consecutive Betting on Football Conferences. We hope to see you there!”The conference will culminate in the BiG Sports Dinner where the likes of Ricky Hatton and Ray Parlour will be in attendance. With over 50 speakers discussing topics including the new sportsbook brands’ ambitions, esports, DFS, political betting and many more, you’d be a fool to miss out. Tickets are usually £499.99. You can see the full agenda here.Get sharing ASAP. The winners will be announced on Thursday September 1st.
ABC/Jay Goldman(LOS ANGELES) — News of Katy Perry joining American Idol and confirmation that Scandal will be ending after next season weren’t the only revelations ABC had Tuesday. The network also announced a spate of new shows including another Shondaland series, spinoffs from two of its high-profile reality competition shows, live specials and a reboot of a classic family sitcom.The Bachelor Winter Games will see past Bachelor and Bachelorette cast members move into a luxury winter resort and compete in various winter-themed sports challenges, and Dancing with the Stars Junior will pair celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers. The Bachelor Winter Games will premiere next February with DTWS Junior arriving in the spring of 2018.The new Shonda Rhimes drama is a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy and will focus on firefighters in a Seattle firehouse. No word on when it will air.The network is getting into the live musical game, with a hybrid live-animated TV version of the Disney’s The Little Mermaid. No cast announcements yet, but the network promises high-profile celebrity artists. The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! will air Tuesday, October 3.Another live project comes from late night host Jimmy Kimmel and actor Justin Theroux that will re-enact scripts from classic sitcoms of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, featuring contemporary actors and comedians. “This is a way for a new generation of viewers to discover these classics and a new generation of actors to play characters they love, live in front of a studio audience,” Kimmel said in a statement.And speaking of classic sitcoms of the ’80s and ’90, one is coming back. Iconic comedy series Roseanne will return for an eight-episode reboot featuring the original cast – including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
The Baltimore Orioles have activated Miguel Gonzalez from the disabled list and have designated Josh Stinson for assignment. Gonzalez is starting tonight for the Orioles but I think he would be better suited in the bullpen because of his lack of endurance.Stinson has not pitched much for the Orioles and has been sent down to Triple-A Norfolk already this year. I expect Stinson to clear waivers and go back to the Tides.Here is the tweet from the Orioles about the move.The Orioles have reinstated RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day DL and he will make tonight’s start at TB. RHP Josh Stinson has been DFA.— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 17, 2014Please follow and like us:
So Donald Trump walks up behind a baseball catcher …It could be the start of an off-color joke, but the rest of this story is 100 percent a thing that happened in real life. MORE: Every MLB team’s most pressing free-agent needThe Nationals visited the White House and President Trump on Monday to celebrate their World Series championship. Aside from it involving a local team, the ceremony was nothing out of the ordinary: Everyone was rah-rah, the president heaped praise upon the team, the president got a jersey, and some players said nice things about their host. (Well, that last part’s not really “usual” in our current moment, but what happened next will probably overshadow it in the long run anyway.)At one point, Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki came to the podium, donned a MAGA hat (apparently to the surprise of Trump) and raised his arms like Nixon. That’s when it got weird. Because that’s when Trump tried to return Suzuki’s adoration with an odd reach-around thing. Maybe it was just an awkward hug. Maybe it was something else. But regardless, this is not something anyone expected to see today.Warning: Once you see it, it’s hard to unsee.OOOOOOKKKKKKKKK pic.twitter.com/4I29XhPrQI— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) November 4, 2019OK, so that happened. The moment was made only slightly weirder when all Suzuki said into the mic was, “I love you all. I love you all. Thank you.”There were other pro-Trump moments from the Nationals, too, but none of it is surprising, given the general conservative nature of baseball players. But the lasting memory of this particular visit will be Kurt Suzuki, arms spread like Leo on the Titantic, and Donald Trump attempting perhaps the most awkward bro-hug you’ve ever seen. Twitter (of course) had mixed reactions to the viral moment.Just Donald Trump & Kurt Suzuki cosplaying MAGA Titanic pic.twitter.com/OccHHnvR91— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) November 4, 2019Kurt Suzuki out here king of the world. pic.twitter.com/LgIkTWmm4K— McNeil (@Reflog_18) November 4, 2019Trump’s reaction as Nationals player Kurt Suzuki pulled out a MAGA hat and shocked everyone is priceless. pic.twitter.com/BO3IeP3MHC— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) November 4, 2019Watch as Nationals player Kurt Suzuki stuns everyone and pulls out a MAGA hat at the White House.Trump’s reaction is PRICELESS.This is quite the contrast to Game 5 when Washington, D.C. booed Trump when he entered the stadium… pic.twitter.com/3CHQk1LHV2— Tim Ozinga (@timozinga) November 4, 2019Trump’s reaction to Nats player Kurt Suzuki whipping out a MAGA hat out of nowhere is the best thing you’ll see today. pic.twitter.com/HrkJ2K2GFr— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) November 4, 2019Sean Doolittle when he saw Kurt Suzuki walk to the podium at the White House wearing a #MAGA hat pic.twitter.com/pKJY5ZL6ji— Joshua (@joshlap19) November 4, 2019Trump and Kurt Suzuki is a better love story than the Titanic pic.twitter.com/76xddao3Jf— Jay (@_ustinJ) November 4, 2019I’ll admit it. I definitely did not have Donald Trump fondling a MAGA hat wearing Kurt Suzuki on my bingo card. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/Wyr6igbFIo— Ryan Knight 🗽 (@ProudResister) November 4, 2019Not gonna lie: having spent the past decade cheering on the Nats and the last several months obsessed w/ their playoff journey, it’s pretty heartbreaking to see Kurt Suzuki and company go far beyond polite reception and cozying up to a monster who hates people like me.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 4, 2019Something I did not expect to see today. Or ever.Kurt Suzuki donning a MAGA hat being groped by, the President of the United States. Who’s world is this? pic.twitter.com/jtQVH1oDZe— Ozzie’s Chainz🌟⛓️🌴🌟 (@OzziesChainz) November 4, 2019Kurt Suzuki went full Curt Schilling today.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 4, 2019Trump chest-fondling Kurt Suzuki in a MAGA hat behind a podium with the presidential seal is an amazing artifact that future societies will one day unearth and doubt its authenticity.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 4, 2019Watch the entire ceremony here.