disciplined team ATLANTA, Georgia: BELIEF and strength in unity. Those are the pillars on which Jamaica’s senior men’s national football head coach, Winfried Sch‰fer, has built his team, pushing forward at this CONCACAF Gold Cup with the motto, ‘all for one, one for all’. Those pillars will be tested by the United States of America, the defending champions, in their semi-final showdown at Georgia Dome here this evening, beginning at 6 o’clock (5 o’clock Jamaica time). The match has a distinct German flavour, with Sch‰fer and 1990 World Cup hero, J¸rgen Klinsmann, heading the teams’ coaching staff. “David against Goliath,” was how Sch‰fer described the clash yesterday between the 34th-ranked Americans and 76th ranked Jamaica. “Everybody wants Mexico-US in the final. But we’re not finished; like David, we want to win against Goliath.” He added: “Tomorrow is a fight; we have 11 players, two German coaches, 68,000 people against us. The German style is discipline, fitness, heart and fight.” The team was instructed to change its predominantly yellow outfit to green, but Sch‰fer chose to look at the brighter side. “Green in German means hope. Maybe green is our hope against the States,” he noted. “I’ve confidence in my team and our team spirit. What is important is everybody gives 100 per cent.” The coaches have done much to instill a level of discipline in their team’s mentality and approach, which will be key in strategising for a place in Sunday’s final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. “The semi-final is not the finish. I want to go in the big stadium in Philadelphia on Sunday, not Saturday,” Sch‰fer said about the preceding third-place play-off. The Reggae Boyz, the Carib-bean champions, have never played in the Gold Cup final, while the Stars and Stripes have done so on nine occasions, winning five times. In previous tournaments, the Jamaicans have been in the semis twice, 1993 when they finished joint third and 1998, when the Boyz historically qualified for the first World Cup final. Mexico are the all-time Gold Cup winners, knocking off six titles. They are on course to add a seventh, being involved in the other semi-final matchup at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Jamaica time) against Panama. Mexico’s earned their place with an undeserved penalty in the last minute of extra-time to oust Costa Rica 1-0 on Andres Guardado’s goal in the quarter-finals, while the Panamanians beat Trinidad and Tobago 6-5 in a penalty shootout, after both teams finished 1-1. The United States and Jamaica had contrasting quarter-final results, with the Americans routing a weak Cuba team 6-0 while Jamaica were taken to task in a 1-0 victory over Haiti, as centre forward Giles Barnes scored at the seventh minute. Klinsmann liked the way his team looked: “I think we’re in a very good spot going into the semi-finals in Atlanta. Our goal now is to win the Gold Cup.” He added: “It’ll be a very tough match on Wednesday night in Atlanta.” Clint Dempsey leads the tournament in scoring with six strikes and his team has a 13 wins, one loss and eight draws record against Jamaica in senior team matches, with the Reggae Boyz first and only win coming in a World Cup Qualifier at ‘The Office’ in 2012. Given the way the teams match up, with Jamaica’s overall quality and strong defending, plus the US’ general straightforward attacking style, the Jamaicans have a very good chance to win. Dempsey will be key for the US, who have scored 10 goals while conceding two, along with Michael Bradley, who is good at finding space in midfield, from which he engineers offence with his passing skill. “It’s a very good team, athletic team, physical team so we know it will be a very difficult game,” Bradley predicted. “Our mentality is six games, one at a time, we want to lift the trophy. Right now, we’re four down,” he added. Key Reggae Boyz are out of the Jamaica squad for today’s matchup. Centre half Jermaine Taylor picked up a hamstring injury – that required surgery – in their group stage 1-0 win over El Salvador in Toronto; scoring fullback/midfielder Demar Phillips is also back with his club through injury; and Alvas Powell turned his back on his country by walking out of the team after their Toronto victory. Sch‰fer though, has always focused on the players at hand, noting: “We need all players to win. We’ve 23 players and I trust all my players.” Two of his most trusted, central midfielders Je-Vaughn Watson and striker Darren Mattocks, will add depth to his squad after missing the quarter-final tie through suspension. “I’ve more possibility for changes,” Sch‰fer observed. “Both players know about the States because they play in the MLS.” Watson, with quickness of feet, plus the ability to pass with both feet and defend, has been instrumental for Jamaica in the centre of the park with hardworking captain, Rodolph Austin. Their work has been complemented well by the experienced Joel (Jobi) McAnuff and effective Garath McCleary, in a Jamaica team that has grown much in stature to the one that faced the US at the Gold Cup, in the 2011 quarter-final. “We should not fear them,” said central defender Michael Hector. “Obviously, they’re a good side, they’re in their backyard and they’re doing well. We’ve got respect, but sometimes it goes out the window when it comes to the game. “If we play well I don’t see why we can’t beat them.”
SATURDAY, SEPT 12ARSENAL 2STOKE CITY 0GOALS:-ARSENAL: WALCOTT 31; GIROUD 85.Arsenal moved up to third on Saturday with their first home win of the new campaign as Stoke dropped to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The Gunners forced 29 attempts on goal but took more than half-an-hour before Theo Walcott netted to claim his 11th goal in 11 starts. Substitute Olivier Giroud added a second late on.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 MANCHESTER CITY 1GOAL:-CITY: IHEANACHO 90.Manchester City left it late to secure a fifth straight win at fellow high-flyers Crystal Palace. After a frustrating 90 minutes, Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first senior goal with 20 seconds remaining of normal time, after Samir Nasri’s shot was saved. City also kept a fifth straight clean sheet from the start of the season for the first time in their history.EVERTON 3CHELSEA 1GOALS:-EVERTON:NAISMITH 17, 22, 82. CHELSEA: MATIC 36.Steven Naismith scored a perfect hat-trick to hand champions Chelsea their third loss in their opening five league games. Naismith replaced the injured Muhamed Besic early on and headed in Brendan Galloway’s cross before sending a left-footed shot to put the Toffees 2-0 up. Chelsea responded through Nemanja Matic, but Scotsman Naismith added his third with his right foot.MANCHESTER UNITED3 LIVERPOOL 1GOALS:-UNITED: BLIND 49; HERRERA PEN 70; MARTIAL 86. LIVERPOOL: BENTEKE 84.Manchester United’s £36-million teenager, Anthony Martial, marked his debutwith a stunning goal. Christian Benteke’s equally impressive overhead kick had thrown Liverpool a lifeline after Daley Blind’s neat finish and Ander Herrera’s penalty had put Louis van Gaal’s side in control to lift United into second place in the Barclays Premier League table behind Manchester City.NORWICH CITY 3AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1GOALS:-NORWICH: JEROME 35; HOOLAHAN 52; JARVIS 67. BOURNEMOUTH: COOK 81.Wes Hoolahan inspired Norwich to an impressive victory over fellow promoted side Bournemouth. Hoolahan set up Cameron Jerome for the first goal before Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson hit the post. Hoolahan scored from outside the box for the second and then winger Matt Jarvis added a third on his debut before Steve Cook headed home a lateconsolation.WATFORD 1SWANSEA CITY 0GOAL:-WATFORD:IGHALO 59.Odion Ighalo’s second-half goal handed 10-man Watford their first Premier League victory of theseason. The Nigerian forward converted a headed pass from Troy Deeney from eight yards to score the club’s first home goal of the season. Watford were reduced to 10 men when Valon Behrami was sent off after appearing to stamp on Andre Ayew.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0SOUTHAMPTON 0GOALS:-NONE.Southampton’s disappointing start to the season continued at The Hawthorns with a drab, colourless goalless draw on Saturday. The Saints have won just two of their last 11 games in the Barclays Premier League, though West Bromwich Albion have netted just three goals in five games so far this campaign.SUNDAY, SEPT 13SUNDERLAND 0TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1GOAL:-SPURS:MASON 82 .Ryan Mason’s late strike earned Tottenham victory at Sunderland and the club’s first Barclays Premier League win of the season. Spurs finally broke the deadlock when Mason placed his shot past keeper Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe had the best chance prior to the goal when his shot cannoned off the post.LEICESTER CITY 3ASTON VILLA 2GOALS:-LEICESTER: DE LAET 72; VARDY 82; DYER 89. VILLA: GREALISH 39; GIL 63.Leicester City moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League after staging a remarkable comeback to beat Aston Villa. Villa took the lead through Jack Grealish, and Carles Gil swept in a second before Ritchie de Laet volleyed the hosts a lifeline. Jamie Vardy prodded Leicester level before sub Nathan Dyer’s brave late headed winner on his debut.
Marsha Francis, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate vying for the western St Thomas seat, is feeling pretty confident about her chances. According to her, the comrades are already celebrating and as a daughter of the soil, she is confident that she will be victorious. Francis, who was made aware of the low voter turnout, says that she knows for sure that the comrades came out to vote. “Especially in my division! Comrades definitely showed their support. I believe that the constituency is depressed and as a daughter of the soil I have experienced it too. People are unsatisfied with level of representation so it’s time to move on,” she said. Francis told reporters that she sees herself as a hard worker who is ready to rebuild her constituency.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP): It’s a year since Juergen Klopp breezed into English football as the new manager of Liverpool, and the bespectacled, fun-loving German has established himself as the most charismatic coach in the Premier League. He’s proving to be the shrewdest, too. In a summer transfer window of record spending by English top-flight clubs that topped one billion pounds (now US$1.2 billion) for the first time, Liverpool returned a profit – reportedly between £10-£15 million – as Klopp juggled his squad with mostly lower-profile recruits. Fears that Liverpool would be left behind by their big-spending rivals have proved unfounded: The strategy has worked out just fine. Klopp’s team has had the toughest schedule of anyone in the league after seven games but is currently fourth in the standings, two points off first-place Manchester City. The Reds have taken a total of seven points from away games against Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, thrashed champions Leicester 4-1 and are the joint leading scorers with 18 goals. That start to the season compares favourably to that of Manchester United, who visit Anfield on Monday for what traditionally is the biggest game on the English calendar between the two most decorated teams in the country. United had the second-biggest net spend (an estimated $170 million) of any English club in the transfer window under new coach Jose Mourinho, taking a Galactico-style approach to its signings by bringing in Paul Pogba for a world-record fee and superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United are three points behind Liverpool in seventh place, despite having had easier-looking fixtures. Klopp spoke yesterday of the “world-class players” that Mourinho has brought in, but without a sense of jealousy. Quite simply, he’s happy with what he’s got. “It’s not a competition. It’s not that you win the league before the season,” Klopp said at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground. “You have a team without spending money and you have a team with spending a lot of money. Everybody has their own possibilities, their own ideas. “We did what we did because we thought it’s the right thing, for us.” Monday will mark a year since Klopp took charge of his first Liverpool match – a 0-0 draw at Tottenham – and he’s quickly stamped his mark on the team. Liverpool have a defined style of play, the high-energy counterpressing game long favoured by Klopp and carried over from his time in Germany with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. He spoke effusively of the performance of his “wild boys” after Liverpool beat Hull 5-1 in the last match at Anfield, led by the energetic and nimble forward trio of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane. It’s in this regard that Liverpool are way ahead of United, who are still searching for an identity in the early months of Mourinho’s reign. Mourinho has repeatedly said it would take time for the methods of his predecessor, Louis van Gaal, to be completely erased. After winning their first three games, United won only one of their next four. “What I heard is that you think we are in a good moment and they (United) are not in a good moment,” Klopp said in a news conference. “I can’t see the big difference with three points. They have big quality in their team and we have to respect this but, of course, it’s Anfield. We have to show this. I’m hoping for the best atmosphere. It will help.” The home “atmosphere” helped last season, when Liverpool overwhelmed Van Gaal’s United in a 2-0 win at Anfield in the Europa League’s round of 16. “Creating a special atmosphere is important,” Klopp said. “That’s the challenge for us – take the special thing about this game, then (add it to) our usual and normal style.” For his part, Mourinho was terse in his assessment of both Liverpool’s title credentials and Klopp’s influence at Anfield. “You have to ask them; they are a good team,” Mourinho said. When asked about Klopp’s impact, Mourinho replied simply: “I’ve not much to say.” DOING THE RIGHT THING
Leaders UWI FC will try to extend their advantage when they tackle Boys’ Town at UWI Bowl, Mona, in one of today’s rescheduled fixtures in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition. Following their 1-0 win over previous leaders Humble Lion on Sunday, UWI now head the standings with 16 points and will be looking for another win against second-from-bottom Boys’ Town, who are desperate to add to their four points. One of the round’s biggest clashes pits Washington Boulevard neighbours Waterhouse and Maverley-Hughenden, one of this season’s newcomers, against each other. Waterhouse lost their first four matches then won back-to-back games to move to six points before falling to champions MoBay United last Sunday. Maverley-Hughenden have been steadier, with five draws to date, but form counts for little in matchups of these sorts of derbies. MoBay United (13) and Arnett Gardens (13), who have shared the league championship for the past three years, meet in the day’s biggest clash. Both have made a decent start and registered wins on Sunday and will be engaged in a dogfight. Today’s matches – 3 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Maverley-Hughenden at Drewsland Stadium – 7 p.m.: Harbour View vs Humble Lion at Harbour View Stadium – 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Arnett Gardens at Wespow Park – 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Reno at Juici Park, Clarendon – 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Boys’ Town at UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m.: Jamalco FC vs Tivoli Gardens at Wembley Centre of Excellence
Head coach Robert Samuels expects Jamaica Scorpions to rebound from their first game loss to Guyana and defeat the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the second round of the WICB Regional Four-day Championship at Sabina Park, starting today.The match, one of three across the region on the weekend, is set to get under way at 10 a.m.”Coming out of the first game, we had a lot of pluses despite losing to Guyana,” said Samuels, who is in his first stint as head coach.”We prevented them from getting full batting points. We got some fast-bowling points, and we got some batting points, which, for the last couple of years, we did not get a batting point until about the fifth or sixth round.””I also mentioned before the start of the season that I want to put a ‘team’ out on the park, and we did play as a team. We bowled well, we fielded well, and the energy was high.”IMPROVINGBATTINGCurrently fifth in the six-team championship, Jamaica will enter the clash looking to improve on their batting, which yielded totals of 208 and 147 against the Guyanese in their 181-run defeat on the final day.West Indies middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood, with 96 out in the second innings, was the best Scorpion batsmen, while opener John Campbell was next best with 71 in their first time at the bat.Samuels, a former West Indies opener, also said he was also encouraged heading into the encounter by the fact that the Windwards also lost their opener by nine wickets to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval.”I am looking forward to this game as we are now at home,” continued Samuels, who, last season, was assistant coach to now chairman of selectors, Junior Bennett.”The Windward Islands also lost their opening game to Trinidad, and as such, the aim is to rebound.”Jamaica have made one change to the squad of 13 for the showdown, with West Indies ‘A’ fast bowler, Reynard Leveridge replacing injured seamer Jason Dawes.Leveridge returned home prematurely from the West Indies ‘A’ team tour of Sri Lanka after picking up a groin injury.He has subsequently recovered and over the past two weeks, represented the Jamaica Defence Force in the ongoing Jamaica Cricket Association national one-day tournament.Jamaica Scorpions (from) – Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Reynard Leveridge, Derval Green, Trevon Griffith, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, AndrÈ McCarthy, Marquino Mindley, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas, and Chadwick Walton.Windward Volcanoes (from) – Liam Sebastien (captain), Sunil Ambris, Narsingh Deonarine, Tarryck Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Mervin Matthew, Kenroy Peters, Jerlani Robinson, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Tyrone Theophile.
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Track: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1600 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)*1. #2 UNBREAKABLE OWalker 54.02. #8 TARANTINO DDawkins2 54.0 3-3/4L3. #7 BALLON D’OR LSteadman2 54.5 1-3/4L4. #1 BIGBROWNGREYHOPE RHalledeen 54.0 2-1/2LWIN: $123.00PLACE: $76.00, $93.00, $80.00Final Time : 1:41.2 Splits : 24.1, 47.0, 1:12.4,Winner : 6yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL out of ONEMOREFASHION by CONCERTO (USA)Trainer : WILMOT,JOHNNY S Owner : CARLTON S WATSONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (2,8) $548.00 Exacta : (2-8) $836.00Superfecta : (2-8-7-1) $2,736.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE 11/11/2016*1. #6 BULLET RAJ RWilson 55.02. #1 AQUILO AChatrie 55.0 2-1/2L3. #5 ALDEBARAN AndrePowell3 53.0 3L4. #3 MAX AndreePowell3 49.0 2LWIN: $97.00PLACE: $61.00, $150.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.3, 48.1, ,Winner : 4yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of DANCING GOLD byTrainer : PRINCE,TYRONE A Owner : FISHER’S PLACEBred by BAGWANDEEN, WILBERT LIVINGSTONEQuinella : (1,6) $286.00 Exacta : (6-1) $403.00D/E : (2-6) $206.00Superfecta : (6-1-5-3) $1,201.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3O/T)1. #8 LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.02. #4 SIMPLY THE BEST DaneNelson 53.5 3-1/4L3. #2 LORD EQUUS SEllis 54.5 Neck4. #3 LIKE A LADY WHenry 52.0 1-1/2LWIN: $391.00PLACE: $111.00, $114.00, $119.00Final Time : 1:12.2 Splits : 22.4, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY out of JUST A FLUTTER byTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by BRUCE D LEVYQuinella : (4,8) $1,154.00 Exacta : (8-4) $2,390.00D/E : (6-8) $707.00Superfecta : (8-4-2-3) $10,221.00Rolling Triple : (2-6-8) $2,412.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #7 KUNAMA WHenry 56.02. #5 SURE STEP SEllis 57.0 6L3. #1 EXPLOSIVE CHARGE AntThomas3 51.0 1-1/4L4. #10 ASTRO OEdwards2 51.0 Sh.Head5. #2 JASON’S GOLD JJackson 56.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #8 LEEKOUTWIN: $132.00PLACE: $73.00, $86.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:29.3 Splits : 24.2, 48.0, 1:15.0,Winner : 4yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME out of AKELA by LIVER STANDTrainer : TULLOCH,CONROY D Owner : ROYAL FAMILY STABLESBred by DAVID COLEQuinella : (5,7) $252.00 Exacta : (7-5) $558.00D/E : (8-7) $1,389.00 (8-8) $402.00Trifecta : (7-5-1) $621.00Hi-5 : (7-5-1-10-2) $3,091.00Rolling Triple : (6-8-7) $1,439.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)*1. #9 TWILIGHT DREAMS RHalledeen 56.02. #10 RAGE OF THE ANGELS DDawkins2 54.0 11-1/2L3. #2 UNCLE VINNIE SMuir 54.0 6L4. #7 DELPHINIUM WHenry 52.0 1/2LLate scratch : #6 CAPTUREMYSHIPWIN: $72.00PLACE: $55.00, $124.00, $81.00Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 22.4, 45.4, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – TWILIGHT TIME out of SEAOFDREAMS by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (9,10) $316.00 Exacta : (9-10) $311.00D/E : (7-9) $165.00Superfecta : (9-10-2-7) $851.00Rolling Triple : (8-7-9) $828.00Race 6 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES & MARES*1. #11 CRAFTY STAR OWalker 55.02. #3 PROFILE JPatterson2 53.0 Neck3. #2 RUBY ROSE RHalledeen 55.0 7L4. #5 NEWTON’S FIRST LAW OWhite 51.0 1/2L5. #9 PARTY PRINCESS SMuir 53.5 2-1/4L6. #1 PHILIA DDawkins2 49.5 3-1/2LWIN: $100.00PLACE: $61.00, $74.00, $87.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.2, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT out of STAR OF THE SEA by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : TOMLINSON,PERCY E Owner : JOSEPH & PETER-JOHN RHODENBred by JOSEPH & PETER-JOHN RHODENQuinella : (3,11) $202.00 Exacta : (11-3) $260.00D/E : (9-11) $107.00Trifecta : (11-3-2) $194.00Hi-5 : (11-3-2-5-9) $3,780.00Rolling Triple : (7-9-11) $128.00Super-6 : (2-6-8-7-9-11) $2,292.80Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. #8 SARAH LEE PWilliams 52.02. #9 WONG DON OEdwards2 50.0 Neck*3. #5 STANISLAUS OMullings 51.5 Head4. #2 DON’T BLUSH BABE WHenry 50.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 THORNHILL MISSWIN: $1100.00PLACE: $119.00, $83.00, $70.00Final Time : 0:59.0 Splits : 22.3, 45.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – TAQARUB out of SARAH BARRACUDA by PRIZEDTrainer : SUBRATIE,GARY A Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQuinella : (8,9) $2,029.00 Exacta : (8-9) $6,429.00D/E : (11-8) $3,016.00 (11-7) $113.00Superfecta : (8-9-5-2) $14,650.00Rolling Triple : (9-11-8) $13,372.00Pick-4 : (7-9-11-8) $10,048.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)*1. #6 UNFINISHEDBUSINESS RHalledeen 54.02. #5 CLASICAL PRINCESS RStewart 52.0 5-1/4L3. #7 TWILIGHT STORM HLewis 54.0 Neck4. #12 WILLODEEN AntThomas3 51.0 1-3/4L5. #4 AHUAGAIN WHenry 54.0 3/4LWIN: $120.00PLACE: $82.00, $379.00, $84.00Final Time : 1:00.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo filly – PERFORMING MAGIC out of REGENCY byTrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Bred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Quinella : (5,6) $4,164.00 Exacta : (6-5) $5,945.00D/E : (8-6) $5,765.00Trifecta : (6-5-7) $2,204.00Hi-5 : (6-5-7-12-4) $15,194.00Rolling Triple : (11-8-6) $14,593.00Race 9 1800 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. #9 NO MONEY FRIEND OWalker 56.0*2. #10 MONEYNEVERSLEEP DDawkins2 50.0 Sh.Head3. #2 MARIA’S GLORY AntThomas3 50.0 8L4. #1 CAUSE FOR CONCERN AndrePowell3 52.5 3/4L5. #5 CHIEF SECRETARIAT JErwin 54.0 Head6. #7 ABOVE THE RADAR RWilson 54.0 3L7. #6 TROPICALDEPRESSION LSteadman2 54.5 4-1/2L8. #3 ONE GREAT TRAIN JInnis2 52.0 1-1/2LWIN: $272.00PLACE: 106.00, $92.00, $120.00Final Time : 1:56.0 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:12.4, 1:41.0Winner : 6yo gr/rn colt – STORM CRAFT out of THRILLER by TEXAS PROSPECTORTrainer : MCINTOSH,BORRIS Owner : BORRIS MCINTOSHBred by MARK & SUSAN WATESQuinella : (9,10) $393.00 Exacta : (9-10) $889.00D/E : (6-9) $681.00Trifecta : (9-10-2) $1,316.00Hi-5 : (9-10-2-1-5) $46,909.00Rolling Triple : (8-6-9) $32,256.00PlacePot 8 : (1,6-4,8-5,7-9,10-3,11-8,9-5,6-9,10) $8,752.00CHAIRMAN’S TROPHYRace 10 1500 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES*1. #6 SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.02. #1 FRANFIELD BebHarvey2 52.5 7L3. #2 HOVER CRAFT JInnis2 48.5 1L4. #3 BRAWN PWilliams 50.0 4-1/2LWIN: $85.00Final Time : 1:13.0 Splits : 24.1, 46.4, 1:10.3,Winner : 5yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (1,6) $107.00 Exacta : (6-1) $127.00D/E : (9-6) $332.00Trifecta : (6-1-2) $130.00Rolling Triple : (6-9-6) $621.00Race 11 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-FILLIES & MARES*1. #6 EXECUTIVE CHARM OMullings 54.02. #4 FLYING MACHINE DaneNelson 53.5 2-3/4L3. #10 WARTIME DDawkins2 50.0 3L4. #7 MEMORY OF TS AChatrie 52.5 1L5. #9 SHARP SKIRT PFrancis 51.5 1-1/4L6. #5 OCEAN SEEKER RHalledeen 53.5 Head7. #11 SILVER SLIPPERS WHenry 51.0 1-1/4L8. #1 COLLEEN JInnis2 49.0 1-1/4L9. #14 LADY CARMEN DAThomas 51.0 1-1/4LWIN: $156.00PLACE: $68.00, $82.00, $90.00Final Time : 1:13.2 Splits : 23.3, 47.0, ,Winner : 4yo ch filly – HE’STHEREALTHING out of CHARMIN’ DIAZ by PAT N JACTrainer : LYNCH,PATRICK T Owner : OPM RACING STABLESBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPEQuinella : (4,6) $366.00 Exacta : (6-4) $761.00D/E : (6-6) $242.00Trifecta : (6-4-10) $533.00Hi-5 : (6-4-10-7-9) $181,711.00Rolling Triple : (9-6-6) $1,955.00Pick-4 : (6-9-6-6) $2,784.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (11-8-6-9-6-6) $121,377.20 (6 OF 6)Pick-9 : (8-7-9-11-8-6-9-6-6) $500,000.00 (9 OF 9)
Prosecutors accuse the four-time world player of the year of having evaded 14.7 million euros ($17.3 million) in tax.Ronaldo, 32, has denied any wrongdoing. He told the judge he has always filed his tax returns and “never had the intention of evading taxes”, according to a statement from his representatives.Spanish daily El Mundo said the player — the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine — implied during his court hearing that he was only being investigated because of who he is.“I am only here because my name is Cristiano Ronaldo,” the player told the judge, according to the newspaper.Ronaldo had been expected to speak to the throng of reporters gathered outside of the court after the hearing but instead his spokesman Inaki Torres emerged from the building to announce the player “was on his way home”, prompting jeers from the press.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday his “brilliance” annoys people, a day after he was quizzed by a Spanish judge investigating whether he evaded paying millions of euros in taxes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!” the Portuguese wrote in an Instagram message that received over a million likes within an hour of being posted.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Portuguese television SIC reported that Ronaldo aborted the appearance at the podium set up outside the court because the court hearing had gone badly, with many moments of “tension” between him and the judge.Ronaldo is not the only footballer to fall foul of authorities in Spain.His arch-rival, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, was found guilty of tax evasion last year.Other footballers have also recently run into trouble with Spain’s taxman, some of them already convicted and others under investigation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ronaldo spent over 90 minutes on Monday answering the questions of investigating judge Monica Gomez at a closed door hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, the wealthy suburb of Madrid where he lives. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Herndon to Marinero, Apinan to Cignal as D-League teams retool ahead of playoffs View comments
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Guiao focused on winning, not securing top draft pick Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Vettel finished second, about 2 seconds behind Hamilton.“Sebastian was very, very close. He was very consistent throughout,” said Hamilton, after his 200th GP. “That’s what racing’s about.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hamilton was in good form all weekend, topping every part of qualifying.“Really brilliant,” Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said. “Hamilton’s drive was really fantastic.” Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu The 19-year-old Verstappen secured a podium with third place in China but has been hit with reliability issues since.Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso retired on lap 27 — the latest setback as McLaren continues to struggle with Honda engines. The Spanish driver has completed only three races so far.The Spa track, nestled in the Ardennes forest, is the longest in F1 at 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) and the race is often full of incident, especially when it rains.It stayed dry, but there was one heated clash between Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, prompting the safety car to come out after they made contact with each other on lap 30, sending debris onto the track.Their tense relationship is degrading fast.After bumping on the track at the Azerbaijan GP in June, they did it again when they touched wheels as Ocon moved on the outside of the track shortly after the start, with Perez responding by squeezing the Frenchman against the barrier.Later the pair came into contact again with Ocon’s front wing flying away and a tire dropping off Perez’s car as a result.This prompted a furious, expletive-laced outburst from Ocon, who was already unhappy that his team had pitted Perez for new tires ahead of him. After both cars pitted for repairs, Ocon finished ninth but Perez had to retire just before the end.The safety car stayed out for four laps, which was too long for Hamilton’s liking, and he used an expletive of his own to complain.“There was hardly any debris about,” Hamilton said afterward. “They did a good job cleaning the track.” Drivers worry that their tires lose heat if they stay behind the car too long.But Vettel failed to capitalize.“Maybe that was the problem, my restart was too good,” Vettel said. “I was too close.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite On a track more suited to Mercedes than Ferrari, Hamilton felt Vettel got “way too close” for comfort.“This weekend we definitely didn’t have the race pace. The car is not quite where we need it,” Hamilton said. “It was only just enough to stay ahead.”Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third — for his sixth podium of the season — finishing ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, with Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas fifth.Ricciardo showed great race intelligence and opportunism to pass Bottas after the safety car incident.After 12 races, four-time F1 champion Vettel has 220 points to three-time champion Hamilton’s 213 heading into next weekend’s Italian GP in Monza.“The positive thing is that we had really good race pace,” Vettel said. “I’m looking forward to next week.”Hamilton made a good start to the race on the long climb up to Eau Rouge, with Vettel on his tail.But Max Verstappen’s hopes of a first win this season ended on lap 8 when his Red Bull lost power.“I can’t believe this,” Verstappen said. His exasperation was understandable — it is the sixth time this season he has failed to finish the race, and some 80,000 Dutch fans had crossed the border to cheer him on.“I’m not happy at all,” Verstappen said. “I am very disappointed for the fans who buy an expensive ticket to watch and I retire after eight laps. No words.” Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (right) raises his trophy in the air on the podium after winning the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany placed second and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia (left) placed third. (Photo by OLIVIER MATTHYS / AP)SPA-FRANORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton celebrated his record-equaling 68th pole position with victory at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, trimming championship leader Sebastian Vettel’s lead to seven points.Hamilton clinched his fifth win of the season and 58th overall, having equaled Michael Schumacher’s pole record.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Although it was a comfortable win for the British driver, it got a bit tense toward the end.“I was waiting for Lewis to make a mistake and he didn’t,” Vettel said.With about 10 laps left, Vettel almost overtook his challenger as they emerged from behind the safety car.Vettel got his Ferrari alongside Hamilton on a long straight, but Hamilton edged his Mercedes into the corner just in time.“I’m not entirely happy,” said Vettel, adding that he got his approach slightly wrong.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’