Newbury beckons for Global Citizen | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – “He likes to flick his toe out and attack the fences and not sit in behind horses where he can’t do that.”Pauling has announced the retirement of 2019 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle third Bright Forecast, who missed all of last season and has since suffered a second heart issue.He added: “His heart has gone out of rhythm twice, and we now feel it is going to be hard to keep it right.“He has gone back to his owners, we have to keep the horse’s interest at heart, and there is no point carrying on.“It is a desperate shame, there are no two ways about it, because in the short spell he had with us he was very exciting.” Pauling hopes Global Citizen can leave that effort behind in either the Get Your Ladbrokes £1 Free Bet Today Handicap Chase on November 27 or the Ladbrokes Handicap Chase, better known as the Jim Joel Memorial Trophy, 24 hours later.He said: “Global Citizen came out of the Exeter race fine, and the likelihood is that he will go to Newbury now at the end of the month.“He will either go for the two-mile-three handicap chase on the Friday or what is the Jim Joel Memorial Trophy.- Advertisement – “He should have dropped to a nice mark for a handicap like either of those.”With a decision to drop Global Citizen in behind the pace at Exeter failing to work, Pauling plans to switch him back to the front-running tactics which have served him well in the past.He added: “It was disappointing at Exeter, but we thought we would try different tactics and just drop him in. Some horses don’t enjoy being ridden like that, and he is one.- Advertisement – Ben Pauling is weighing up two handicap options at the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival at Newbury for multiple Grade Two winner Global Citizen.The eight-year-old failed to complete a race for the first time in his career when pulling up on his seasonal return in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter last week.- Advertisement –last_img read more

UW finishes outdoor season by sending 9 to NCAA meet

first_imgWisconsin men’s track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe won’t admit to total satisfaction unless his team ends a season on top of all others.Though the Badgers didn’t finish at the top of the podium, Nuttycombe nevertheless holds much enthusiasm for the team that overcame injuries to finish second in the Big Ten Championships and collected numerous individual accolades over the course of the 2010 outdoor season.“I think I was overall pleased in the progress of the team in the sense that I definitely think we were better than we were the previous year,” Nuttycombe said. “We competed better at the Big Ten Championships and fared well at the NCAAs, both indoors and outdoors.“I think we had some injuries to some key athletes, and that didn’t help us, but that’s athletics.”Entering the season ranked No. 25, Wisconsin began the first month outdoors strong despite the absence of senior All-American mid-distance runner Jack Bolas, who was sidelined with a leg injury. Breakout performances, however, came soon enough in the Gateway Classic and the Drake Relays.Four Badgers won their respective events in Edwardsville, Ill., for the Gateway: Adam Hexum in the 110 meter hurdles, Zach Beth in the 1,500 meters, Josh Flax in the long jump and Paul Annear in the triple jump.In Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Relays, Wisconsin laid claim to the Jim Wheelock Distance Medley Relay in school-record-breaking pace. Ryan Gasper, James Groce, Zach Beth, and Craig Miller penciled in the new record at 9:32.84 – the second fastest in the nation at that time – and gave UW their first title in the event at the Drake Relays since 1949.On that same day, while most of the team competed at Des Moines, a few Badgers participated in the UW-Whitewater Invitational where personal bests and titles became abundant, as UW collected five victories in various events.Bolas finally returned to the track at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. The senior wasted no time in his recovery, winning his section at the Cardinal and then posting a personal-best time in the 800 meters just a week later at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational. Seven teammates joined Bolas at the winner’s stand at the Twilight, in what was seen as a “tune-up” to the upcoming conference championships.With the momentum at its back, Wisconsin entered the Big Ten Outdoor Championships and pushed to a second place finish after placing sixth in the meet a year earlier.On the first day of competition, true freshman Mohammed Ahmed claimed his first Big Ten title, winning the 10,000 meters in his first race of the outdoor season. The Badgers then closed out the tournament on day three in a flash.Seniors Bolas and Miller finished 1-2 in the 1,500 meters in the first race of the day. Immediately after that, UW surprised some by winning the 4×100 meter relay without even having any relay members participating in the open 100 meters.In the third race of the day, Beth finished second in the 800 meters, totaling seven All-Big Ten performances for the Badgers.“We had a great meet,” Nuttycombe said. “We ended up second – that’s not where we want to be – but it was a very good meet for us and we competed very well.”“I thought it was a phenomenal [third] day, I was very pleased with the way that meet started.”Wisconsin sent nine athletes in five events to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including its 4×100 meter relay for the first time since 1978. Ahmed earned his first All-American honor while Bolas and Miller added their fourth and eighth as their collegiate careers came to a close.With “two very strong recruiting years back-to-back,” Nuttycombe believes the team is on its way bolster the potential even more. What’s more valuable though, is the team’s constant willingness to succeed when needed most, he says.“The last three meets of the year, meaning the Big Ten Championships, the regional NCAAs and the NCAAs themselves, the athletes that competed there competed very successfully and I was very proud of them,” he said. “In athletics, at least in [this] sport, it’s about being good when you’re supposed to be good and you’re supposed to be good during the championship part of the season and I think that we were able to accomplish that this year.”last_img read more

Broyld provides boost in running game; Krautman misses 2 field goals

first_img Published on September 17, 2012 at 3:02 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman It took three games, but Ashton Broyld finally showed why he was a highly touted prospect coming out of high school.About eight minutes into the second quarter against Stony Brook on Saturday, the freshman running back sliced through the Stony Brook defense and ran 22 yards for his first career touchdown in Syracuse’s 28-17 win over the Seawolves. Broyld rushed for a total of 61 yards in the game on 10 plays, finishing behind Jerome Smith as the Orange’s second-leading rusher on the day.Broyld lined up in the backfield and in the slot, and he thrived most when he was taking handoffs from quarterback Ryan Nassib.“It felt like I belonged there,” Broyld said. “I was not too surprised or too excited; I was just waiting for it to happen. Today, I was fortunate enough for it to happen.”Broyld, a Rochester native, has seen time in all three of the Orange’s games this season. Against Northwestern on Sept. 1, he took four passes out of the backfield for 28 yards. After that game, he went to head coach Doug Marrone asking to play more.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Saturday’s game, Marrone said before he could get increased playing time, Broyld needed to understand his role.“He is a very, very good athlete. But, in order to play more, you have to know the ins and outs of everything you are doing,” Marrone said. “We have been getting him more involved. We have been getting him more carries. That’s the direction we would like to go.”Krautman’s struggles continueField-goal kicker Ross Krautman missed both of his field-goal attempts on Saturday, one from 45 yards and the other from 38 yards. It was Krautman’s third miss of the season, as he missed one from 44 yards out against Northwestern.Marrone said after Saturday’s game that he has more concern about Krautman than he’s ever had in his career.“I think Ross has been a very good, very consistent kicker for us. I’ve been very, very happy with him. He’s been one of the more accurate kickers,” Marrone said. “He’s missed three field goals and that’s unlike him.”Krautman’s two misses on Saturday gave away points on a day Syracuse’s offense wasn’t clicking on all cylinders, allowing Stony Brook to keep it close until the end.The first miss came after SU running back Jerome Smith ignited the offense with a 19-yard run to the Stony Brook 27 yard line, but two incomplete passes and a loss of 1 yard on a run killed the drive.Krautman’s miss finished it off.His second miss came on the Orange’s next drive with the team on Stony Brook’s 21. An incomplete pass from Nassib made it fourth-and-7, and Krautman’s kick went wide right.Marrone said it’s also disconcerting since Krautman only has to focus on field goals with Ryan Norton handling kickoffs.Slow starts a mystery for MarroneAll week long, Marrone stands in front of the team and teaches the game plan. The players seem confident, but then, come game time, slow starts keep Syracuse from putting together scoring drives.And then at halftime, he repeats what his players need to do and they start to click.At halftime on Saturday, Nassib had only completed six of his 15 passes for 112 yards, which was inflated after a 61-yard gain on a swing pass to Prince-Tyson Gulley. In the second half, though, Nassib completed 16 of 20 passes for 223 yards. It was a stark contrast to the struggles before halftime.It’s been a recurring theme through Syracuse’s first three games.For some reason, the Orange’s offense hasn’t executed early in games, making for nail-biting finishes for Marrone and his coaching staff.“Honestly, I don’t know what it is,” Marrone said. “It’s my job to find out. We are going through a process of eliminating things as we work through this season.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

AFCON 2019: Mulumbu tips DR Congo for success

first_imgDemocratic Republic of Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu believes his side can go all the way at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The two-time champions finished third in 2015, but went out of the 2017 edition in the quarter-finals.As the Leopards prepare to face Uganda in their opening match on 22 June, Mulumbu is confident his side can reach the final.”We missed a bit of what it takes at the last tournament in 2017 and we’ve worked hard on some of it during qualification,” Mulumbu told BBC Sport.”If we can correct a little bit of what is missing we can go all the way to the final and even win it.”I sound very confident because we’ve been together as a group for a while now. “In tournaments like this, all the little details matter and we have a highly experienced coach [Florent Ibenge] on our side.”Seven-time champions Egypt are favourites for the title and DR Congo will face the Pharaohs in their second Group A match.However, Celtic’s Mulumbu insists there are bigger challenges beyond the hosts at the continental showpiece.”We’ve seen teams beat top sides like Ghana, it tells you there are no weaker teams in Africa,” he added.”You can’t focus on teams like Egypt because they are very successful and leave out others. “There are no guarantees and you don’t want to get into permutations to qualify.”Right now we only take it game by game, because our target is first to finish in the top two from our group.”The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday with hosts Egypt playing Zimbabwe in the opening match in Cairo.last_img read more

Post-season shaping up: Brashear breaks tie, stays undefeated

first_imgLEADS BULLS—Brashear quarterback Adam Lynch was 10-19 passing and threw two touchdown passes in the Bulls 13-12 win over Perry. (Courier Photos/William McBride) If the City League playoffs were to begin today Westinghouse would, indeed, clinch their first playoff berth in years.However, they still have to go through defending champs Perry and Oliver to get there.USO, a team that encompasses players from various neighborhoods around the city, and in a unified manner, has managed to hang right in there with City powerhouses Perry and Brashear as the second place team.USO captured its fifth shutout of the season and features one of the most experienced and talented rosters in the league.“As a result of our defense, we’re going to have a phenomenal year this year,” USO coach Lou Berry said. “We’ll continue to make big plays… and we’ll continue to dominate the line of scrimmage…. We’re going to play great defense, week in and week out.”Perry coach Bill Gallagher, whose team went down to Brashear on Oct 21 to drop to third place, is looking to be a shoe-in for a playoff berth and an opportunity to defend its title. But he still thinks that the last two weeks have a lot to offer.“We know that every game that we’re going to be in for the remainder of the season is going to be a close one,” he said. “We still have the “house” and U.S.O. left on our schedule and those are sure to be hard fought games.”The Commodores have returned to contention this year after capturing the league’s crown, a season ago.Brashear just survived the 13-12 marathon game that came down to the final minute against Perry on Oct 21.It was the clanging of the West goal post at Cupples by Brashear kicker Matt McHugh that made the game’s final margin. It was one that would keep the Bulls with an unblemished league record and the maintenance of sole possession of first place in the City.“There were plenty of mistakes that we made against Brashear that we can’t continue to make throughout the course of the year, if we want to remain competitive,” Gallagher said. We have to be a more consistent football team. We can’t make eight good plays and then blow two. Consistency will be the key for us.”The score that set up the deciding kick was Brashear quarterback Adam Lynch’s second of the game to Ricky Gayy for 16 yards. His first from 24 was to Dom Patterson.Perry scored on a 1-yard run by Robert Willie and a 16-yard pass from senior quarterback Darelle Carson to Deron Clark in the fourth quarter.(Follow our continuing coverage of and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com. Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) by Malik VincentIn the wake of the final two weeks of City League football’s regular season, there are glimpses of who the ‘final four’ can be.The top four teams in the league rankings after the final week of the season, will advance to the postseason.Despite a horrid 52-0 loss at the hands of USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) on Oct. 21, Westinghouse is currently clinging on to fourth place in the City.last_img read more

James Alitho completes move to URA

first_img Tags: james alithotopURA FCvipers sc Alitho has been at Vipers since 2014 (file photo)KITENDE – Just weeks to the start of the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League, players continue departing reigning champions Vipers SC.The latest being goalkeeper James Alitho who has left the club barely a week after another Vipers custodian-Ismail Watenge signed for Ethiopia Buuna.Alitho who was second choice to Watenga is believed to have signed a one and half year deal at URA FC.“Yes. The two parties (James Alitho and URA Football Club) have agreed upon a one and half years employment contract, Alitho’s representative Simon Wasswa confirmed the move.“We wish him a splendid time at his new club.Alitho has been a free agent since running down his deal at Vipers at the back and of last season.He has spent four years at the St. Mary’s stadium since joining the Venoms from CRO in 2014.His stay with Vipers has be no where close to smooth as he has been second fiddle to Watenga for years, let alone the consistent injuries and suspensions. Last season, Alitho was handed a lengthy ban following improper conduct in a game away to Bul FC at the Kyabazinga stadium.For the past couple of weeks, he has attracted a series of clubs to negotiate a possible move – Vipers Sports Club inclusive.Alitho had earlier travelled to South Africa but a move to Black Leopards had to be put on hold until January 2019 due to unclear circumstances.At the tax collectors’ side, he is the direct replacement for Mathias Muwanga who has since moved to Express FC after an average show that also had him concede seven goals against KCCA in a game at Lugogo in the second half of last season.Alitho becomes the 11th signing for Sam Ssimbwa following the earlier capture of Salim Wekiya (Masavu), Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa), Joshua Kawadwa (Bright Stars), Yesseri Waibi (Mbarara City), Mathew Tayo Odong (Tusker), Robert Omunuk (Western Stima), Ronald Musana (Proline), Emmanuel Kalyowa (BUL), Benjamin Nyakoojo (Masavu) and Robert Mukongottya (Nyamityobora).The 2018/19 season is slatted to kick off on 28th September, 2018.URA finished a disappointing 10th last season, something Alitho and his new coach-Sam Simbwa will be hoping to tackle next season.Comments last_img read more

Leeds fans right to be unhappy – Evans

first_imgLeeds United manager Steve Evans says he understands the frustration of his club’s fans but insists he will turn things around if he is able to make signings when the transfer window reopens in January.Evans was barracked by the travelling supporters during his team’s 1-0 defeat at QPR and they again chanted for owner Massimo Cellino, who was at the game, to sell up.“It hurts, but they’re entitled not to pull any punches. We were disappointing in every aspect of the team,” Evans said.“We can’t be waiting until the last 10 minutes to get the ball down and pass it and create chances. We’re a long way short of where we need to be.“This is a famous football club that has had world-class stars. It’s a privilege to represent this club and we need to show work-rate and desire.“I don’t think we have that many good players and we certainly don’t have many very good players at this level.“But when I get tools in my toolbox I’ll be more than right to go to work. I’m convinced about that.“When there’s freedom to sign players permanently I believe players will want to come to Leeds United.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors postgame video: Steve Kerr says Clippers brought out best in Warriors

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_964d1ae0-12cc-49b8-85c3-435f349afa1f”]Now that the Warriors were moving on to face the Rockets, coach Steve Kerr reflected on the series against the upstart Clippers.At postgame news conference, he said Los Angeles brought the best out of his team. He credited them for their resilience and execution that pushed the series to a surprising Game 6. The big difference in the finale was the performance of Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who scored 50 points, …last_img read more

Giants fall back to .500, lack of bullpen depth proves costly in loss to Rockies

first_imgDENVER — As contenders around the league went searching for relief help ahead of Wednesday’s trade deadline, the Giants’ bullpen represented the treasure chest other clubs were trying to unlock.No club sat as comfortably on a surplus of arms as the Giants, who owned the best bullpen ERA in the National League and what appeared to be an excess of capable veterans.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi understood his peers’ desire to poach from the Giants’ bullpen, and he ultimately …last_img read more

‘Yarn bombing’ for World Aids Day

first_img29 November 2012Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile will mark World Aids Day by joining in the “yarn bombing” of a tree at the Hillcrest Aids Centre outside Durban.Yarn bombing (or “guerrilla knitting”) is, according to Wikipedia, a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre in the place of paint or chalk.“This unusual visual arts project aims to raise awareness around HIV and Aids in a fun, playful manner. It will also create employment for those infected and affected by the disease, specifically the community within the Valley of 1000 Hills,” Mashatile said.The plan is to wrap the tree at the entrance to the Hillcrest Aids Centre in crocheted squares made by the centre’s crafters.“The squares will be sewn together around the trunk and branches; it is going to be bright and cheerful,” said the centre’s Paula Thomson.The initiative has resulted in over R170 000 being put back into the community.As part of the initiative, at least 140 crafters have been taught to crochet, along with 130 school children from five different schools. Local religious bodies, old age homes and businesses are also contributing crocheted squares.“We are supporting this initiative because we too believe the creative economy can be at the centre of our endeavours, to grow the economy, create jobs and build sustainable livelihoods,” said Mashatile.“The work being done by the Hillcrest Aids Centre and the surrounding community is a great example of how using arts and crafts can empower and up-skill even the most marginalised amongst us.”The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (HACT) is a faith based, non-profit organisation that supports and empowers people infected and affected by HIV and Aids.Woza Moya is the income generation faculty of HACT. Woza Moya proactively equips people through training and job creation to be self-sufficient. Some of its well-known “Dreams for Africa projects” are the “Dreams for Africa Chair’, “the Green Suit”, “the Little Traveller” and the four-metre long beaded “African love letter”.“We have brought an international concept to South Africa and are the first to do it on such a grand scale,” Thomson said. “We are hopeful this will be the largest yarn-bombed tree in South Africa, if not in Africa.”The public is invited to join this year’s World Aids Day celebration under the beautifully yarn-bombed tree at 26 Old Main Road, Hillcrest.There will be entertainment, crafts, a kiddie’s area, yarn exhibition, tea garden and food stalls. For more information, visit www.hillaids.org.za.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more