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Justice to Victims of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell

first_img“The murders of babies and of at least one woman at the hands of Gosnell could have been prevented had the Pennsylvania health department inspected the Gosnell facility immediately after receiving numerous complaints. Instead, the department ignored the dangerous conditions for 17 years. In order to protect women like Karnamaya Mongar and prevent infanticide from being practiced in this country, Congress must work with states to require abortion clinics to apply the same safety standards as those followed by other medical facilities, including veterinary offices. “For too long, abortion facilities have been allowed to self-regulate. Since these atrocities have been made public, other clinics, such as Planned Parenthood of Wilmington, Delaware, have had to shut their doors due to the discovery of unsafe and unsanitary conditions. These recent closings are indicative of a more widespread problem.… “The lack of concern for both unborn babies and babies that survive an abortion is not an attitude isolated to Kermit Gosnell. More recent reports show other abortionists have no respect for human life and are willing to kill babies very late-term or even let babies who are born alive die. One report reveals LeRoy Carhart aborted an unborn baby at 33-weeks gestation in February, and sadly the mother later died from complications. Another report shows D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo admitting he would let a child who survives an abortion die.http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130513-910685.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Family Research Council 13 May 2013Anna Higgins, J.D., director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council (FRC), commented today on the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who performed hundreds of late term abortions and was convicted of the murder of three babies born alive and involuntary manslaughter of Karnamaya Mongar among other charges.“The jury’s verdict in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell brings a just conclusion to a horrific case.“The Gosnell case serves to highlight two major problems with the abortion industry in this country — its callous disregard for the health and safety of women and the inhumanity of abortion, especially late-term abortion.“The murders of babies and of at least one woman at the hands of Gosnell could have been prevented had the Pennsylvania health department inspected the Gosnell facility immediately after receiving numerous complaints. Instead, the department ignored the dangerous conditions for 17 years. In order to protect women like Karnamaya Mongar and prevent infanticide from being practiced in this country, Congress must work with states to require abortion clinics to apply the same safety standards as those followed by other medical facilities, including veterinary offices.last_img read more

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MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers finish No. 1 as MLB reaches All-Star break

first_imgCongratulations! You have survived the first half of the 2019 MLB season.With that comes questions: What will your favorite team do at the trade deadline? Who’s a legitimate threat? Who’s not?  MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNMLB’s first half lent itself to some surprises — the Rangers, namely — and some disappoints, like two thirds of the National League.So, without further ado, feast your eyes on the last MLB Power Rankings before epic dingers and righteous moonshots are launched tonight. 1. DodgersPrevious: 1Of pitchers who have started at least five games for the Dodgers this season, not a single one has an ERA above 4.00. Kenta Maeda has the highest ERA of those starters at 3.78.There’s really nothing else to be said about Los Angeles, which is the class of the National League with no one else really close. Just pure kick-assery all year from Cody Bellinger and the rest of the Dodger lineup all season.2. YankeesPrevious: 2So who’s it gonna be for the Bombers: Marcus Stroman? Madison Bumgarner? Matthew Boyd? The Yankees landing a starter is all but a certainty. With the farm system and ample trade capital, it seems like all options are on the table. With the Nationals winning again, we’re curious to see how the Max Scherzer saga plays out. With 10-and-five rights kicking in next year, it’ll be that much harder for Washington to move him.That all aside, the Yankees have proven they’re legitimate this year with or without a starter, which is what lands them No. 2 at the half.3. TwinsPrevious: 3The Twins have played 10 games this season in which they’ve scored double-digit runs. That’s pretty good!The Twins also have played 14 games this season in which they’ve held opponents to one run or less. The “or less” parts are shutouts, of which they have seven this season. Part of that superb pitching has been Jake Odorizzi, who was named an All-Star for the first time in his nine-year career.4. AstrosPrevious: 4Interesting to note: Not only are the Astros the major-league leaders in wRC+, but they also strike out less than anyone in baseball, aside from the Angels (17.9 percent K rate on the season). Is this a byproduct of contact baseball becoming a thing again in MLB? Hopefully.This three-true-outcome baseball stuff is exhausting.5. BravesPrevious: 5The Bravos finally took control of the NL East, a division that was (and kind of still is) woefully underperforming in 2019.Dallas Keuchel dealt with a mixed bag his first two starts with Atlanta before turning it around and pitching a game — a game that the Braves lost, however — against division-rival Philadelphia. Since June 14, the Braves have played 18 games against division opponents and have gone 12-6 in that stretch, winning every series, as well.6. RaysThe Rays came so close to winning their first series against the Yankees the last weekend before the All-Star break. They settled for a split, instead, and now Tampa Bay is 4-9 vs. the Bombers this year, in a division they should have taken advantage of earlier in the year when New York was banged up.The Rays are still the best they’ve been in years, but they’re likely heading for a wild-card berth if they can’t continue taking the fight to the Yankees the rest of the season.7. CubsPrevious: 6The Cubs are too talented to enter the break just a few games over .500. Signing Craig Kimbrel wasn’t a must for the Cubs, but it helps solidify the back end of their bullpen. That’s the case even with some less-than-great results so far (five runs allowed in 3 2/3 innings pitched).Not that the Cubs have had problems scoring runs in 2019, but they’ve faced an issue to be unable to get guys in when it matters most. They’re too talented to be this meh of a team, so don’t expect it to last the rest of the way.8. IndiansPrevious: 11Somewhat shockingly, the Indians have clawed their way back into the AL Central discussion. They’re still 5 1/2 games behind Minnesota, which is wide, but certainly not insurmountable.That said, don’t throw a party for Cleveland just yet. While there’s a celebration coming to town this week, the Indians’ putrid offense is sure to put a damper on any joyous occasion. What Terry Francona has done — and Trevor Bauer, for that matter — navigating injuries and keeping Cleveland above .500 should win him a Manager of the Year award. Should Cleveland continue to pitch, they’ll be in the mix for a second wild-card spot come later in the season.9. BrewersPrevious: 8The Brewers need Gio Gonzalez to get back and get back right; the lefty was pitching well for Milwaukee before dealing with a dead arm.What’s surprising about the Brew Crew is how they haven’t really hit as well as they did last year to this point. Lorenzo Cain is having a down year, and the team has gotten little production out of the corners. That is, until, Mike Moustakas was pushed back to his natural position with Keston Hiura called up (and Travis Shaw sent down).Milwaukee isn’t without its issues — starting pitching another of those — but they’re still the second best team in the division behind the Cubs. It’s going to be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out in the NL Central.10. Red SoxPrevious: 10The Red Sox have 18 blown saves on the season, which is second in baseball behind the Mets. That’s a whole lot of BS, to say the least. It bears repeating: The Red Sox won the World Series and decided not to make any marked improvements to their squad, and they decided rather to let Craig Kimbrel walk and actively shopped pieces of their team.Middle of the pack11. NationalsPrevious: 17Max Scherzer. ‘Nuff said. (But not really.) The Nats have turned it around and are back in the conversation for the NL East. They’re still pretty far out, but they’re at least back in contention.12. AthleticsPrevious: 15It’s another one of those stars-aligning seasons for the A’s, and they’re hoping to get serious reinforcements in the second half of the season. Jharel Cotton, Marco Estrada, Sean Manaea and Stephen Piscotty are all due back in the coming month.13. PhilliesPrevious: 9The currently-not-very-good Phillies enter the All-Star break in third place in the NL East. Part of that is their 8-14 record since June 14. They could use more pitching help all around, too.14. RangersPrevious: 12Like a few other teams, the Rangers are in the incredibly precarious position of not knowing if this season is Fool’s gold or not. They’ve been baseball’s biggest surprise, but how legitimate is it? Do they blow it up this season realizing maybe they don’t have a shot, or do they try to land a wild-card spot?15. CardinalsPrevious: 14In a packed NL Central, the Cards are the definition of average. While the offense is surprisingly bottom-tier in the NL, the pitching has held up, and it makes for a .500 record.16. PadresPrevious: 16It’s hard not to get excited about the Padres’ future with what we’ve seen this year. Keep your eyes on MacKenzie Gore, who looked good in the Futures Game.17. RockiesPrevious: 13The Rockies are 15-17 since the start of June. Nolan Arenado is in the middle of another Nolan Arenado season: 3.2 bWAR through 88 games.18. DiamondbacksPrevious: 18It’ll take a miracle for someone other than the Dodgers to win the NL West this year. The second-place D-backs have the tools to make a run at a wild-card spot, but these next few weeks will be telling.19. AngelsPrevious: 23It looks like the Angels are destined to be .500 this season, for better or worse, once again.20. White SoxPrevious: 20At (42-44), the South Siders pulled off an impressive series win over the division-rival Twins at the end of June. Yoan Moncada is one home run away from tying his career high (17).Bottom third21. Reds Previous: 21What a turnaround season for Sonny Gray. After a tumultuous stay in New York, he’s an All-Star with the Reds.22. PiratesPrevious: 22How the Pirates have hovered around .500 this long is one of baseball’s most surprising stories of the year.23. MetsPrevious: 19Brodie Van Wagenen can (reportedly) throw all the furniture he wants, but the chair he chucked has a better ERA than Edwin Diaz this season.24. Giants Previous: 24The Giants are catching some breaks while Madison Bumgarner’s X-ray didn’t show one. They’ve also been playing much better of late.25. Blue JaysPrevious: 25Danny Jansen is showing signs of life. He has four home runs in July — he’s got eight on the season.26. MarlinsPrevious: 26Neil Walker could be an attractive trade piece for teams needing a professional hitter off the bench.27. RoyalsPrevious: 28With 30 wins, the Royals are more than halfway to last season’s win total (58).28. MarinersPrevious: 29Despite in a tailspin, Seattle finished June with a -7 run differential.29. TigersPrevious: 27Having only played 85 games this season, Detroit is one of two teams that have yet to reach 30 wins. 30. OriolesPrevious: 30The only other team in baseball that has yet to reach 30 wins.last_img read more

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Dolphins sunk at home by rampant Port FC

first_imgTwo goals down after just 5 minutes the Dolphins faced an uphill task to get back into the game but they received a lifeline in the 27th minute when Stojanovic went down in the area under a clumsy challenge from Port’s Dolah and the referee pointed to the penalty spot.  Won-Youeng Lee coolly stepped up to chip the ball over Port goalkeeper Srisupha and United were briefly back in the game.Before United’s fans had stopped celebrating their team’s goal the hosts fell two behind once more.  This time the visitors’ goal was all of United’s own making as Khammai made a complete hash of catching a routine ball into the box and Lated had the simple task of tapping the ball home from 1 yard out.Going into the halftime break 3-1 down, Dolphins coach Surapong had some harsh talking to do to rally his team and they came out with more determination in the second period.  The pressure from the home side eventually paid off as they were awarded a second penalty kick in the 72nd minute.  Substitute Aleksandar Jevtic calmly slotted the ball home from the spot to set up a grandstand finish to the match.As United desperately chased an equalizer they also left gaping holes in their own defence and these were exploited ruthlessly by the visitors who put the game out of reach in the 79th minute as Josimar notched his second goal of the game with a clever left-foot chip over Khammai.  Sergio Suarez then delivered the coup de grace in the final minute of normal time, bursting past 2 Pattaya defenders before applying an emphatic finish.Pattaya United remain in eighth place in the Thai Premier League with 40 points from 29 completed fixtures.  The Dolphins next game is away at Sukhothai FC on Sunday, October 1. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.Pattaya United’s Picha U-Tra (right) and Port MTI FC’s Sergio Suarez (left) vie for the ball during their team’s Thai Premier League fixture at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Sunday, Sept. 24. Turn to page 32 for a full match report. (Photo/Pattaya United FC) Pattaya United’s Miloš Stojanovic (left) and Port MTI FC’s Sergio Suarez compete for the ball during the second half of their teams’s Thai Premier League fixture at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Sunday, Sept. 24. (Photo/Pattaya United FC)Pattaya United’s recent run of good form came to a crashing halt last weekend as they suffered a 5-2 mauling on home turf at the hands of Port MTI F.C.There were signs in the midweek goalless draw with Thai Honda that perhaps the Dolphins were in danger of losing momentum and those fears were borne out within 2 minutes of the game’s start on Sunday as Thai Port took an early lead through Josimar Rodrigues, the Brazilian rising unmarked in the United penalty area to head home a corner kick.Almost as quickly as the game restarted United fell further behind as Todsapol Lated ghosted into the Pattaya six-yard box to meet an inswinging free-kick and nod the ball past Khammai in the United goal.last_img read more

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Fall Arts Walk Returns to Downtown Olympia

first_imgFacebook215Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaMark your calendar for Arts Walk LI! On Friday, October 2, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 3 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., 91 downtown businesses will open their doors to showcase the wonderfully rich and diverse resource of visual and performing arts of the South Sound Region. Enjoy two days of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fibers and other visual art. Take in diverse performing arts, from family theater to a variety of musical styles and dance! Whatever art form moves you, chances are you’ll find it downtown during Arts Walk. Arts Walk maps are available at participating locations, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW and Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E, after September 21.  You can also download/view a digital version after Sept 21 at olympiawa.gov/artswalk.For youth and families, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department sponsors a hands-on activity area with the Hands on Children’s Museum. Stop by Friday, October 2, at Washington Street and 5th Avenue between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. for kid’s face painting and art making.The Arts Walk map cover this fall features the artwork of Doyle Fanning, In the Night Sky. Fanning is a photographer, printmaker and paper cut artist living and working in Olympia, Washington.  Since 2003, her work has been exhibited throughout the south sound and as far away as Yakima, Tieton and Laguna Beach, CA. Earlier this year, her work was featured in the “Her Story” juried exhibit at the Gallery in the Minnaert Center for the Arts and in an exhibit at Childhood’s End Gallery. Regarding her artwork for the Arts Walk cover: “In the Night Sky suggests a solitary moment of silent beauty as the year comes to an end and turns in on itself. A time of reflection and wonder only known in the darkest days of the year. It is in those restful moments that the seeds of spring and renewed life take root.”Sponsored by; Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and the Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Mixx 96 FM, and the Washington State Employees Credit Union along with participating artists and businesses.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, at 360.753.8380 or [email protected]last_img read more

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Sorry, Mr. President

first_imgTo The Editor:With the holiday season in full swing and the constant bombardment on television related to the Republican Presidential Nomination process I have made a decision.  I am throwing my wholehearted support behind Former Speaker Newt Gingrich.  I know, I know, some of you readers may be scratching your heads why, but before you totally dismiss this commentary, check out his ideas located on his website and his new 21st Century Contract with America.I am no political pundit and I cannot quote statistics but what I can say is that while Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, the greatest growth our country has seen in decades existed including having a surplus instead of deficits.  In my personal life, as well as running a small business, the reality of sound fiscal practices dictate you can not spend more than you take in, it’s that simple.  Speaker Gingrich’s plan is to drastically reduce the size of government by eliminating unnecessary agencies, departments and “czars”, pass a balanced budget amendment, approve the Keystone Pipeline, and the list goes on, including “Day One” Executive Orders and a multitude of legislative proposals.  Sure, there is a lot of rhetoric like every other politician and Speaker Gingrich has been a member of the establishment, but the fact remains it is going to take a Washington insider to get this country moving forward again.  This need for leadership and legislative success is evident, given the President’s inability to get Congress on the same page or at least move them in a positive direction.  Newt Gingrich is the only candidate (including the President) with a record of accomplishments during a great time of prosperity for our country.  Newt Gingrich is a historian known for his great intellect and ideas.  I, too, majored in history and we all know that unless things change we are bound to repeat the same mistakes over and over.I voted for President Obama.  I believed in his message and his sincerity and his desire to make a change for the better. I am glad I voted for President Obama.  I think that was the only sound decision for me and this country at the time.  I believe voting for President Obama again would be a mistake and not a good decision for me or our country.  Newt Gingrich, in my opinion, is the whole package: he has the intellect, the knowhow, and the inside experience to get Congress working again to put this country back on top where it belongs.I am proud to be an American.  I am tired of being disgruntled. I am tired of watching the news about people protesting, being unemployed and jobs being outsourced.  It is time that we harness what made this country great, our people unified as a nation, making a difference at home and in our communities, and eventually the world.  More importantly, each and every generation prospering and doing better than the last.  I ask you to consider Newt Gingrich.  Thank you and God Bless America. Jude R. FlorioOcean Grovelast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 10, 2015

first_imgNeil Drysdale1621313%$140,220 Victor Espinoza3244313%$321,960 Mark Glatt1843322%$152,576 Jack Carava720029%$25,930 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 9) Richard Mandella921122%$71,170 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 Doug O’Neill302337%$146,180 ESPINOZA A WINNER DESPITE ECLIPSE SNUBLast year, Victor Espinoza recorded victories in the Santa Anita Derby, the KentuckyDerby and the Preakness, and posted solid efforts in the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Grade I races all. He was the regular rider of three potential champions and was a giving and gracious ambassador of the sport, but he won’t win an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Jockey of 2014.What’s a man to do?When you’re not one of the three finalists for the honor, to be announced Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, you can’t win. The three finalists are Javier Castellano, Joel Rosario and John Velazquez.“I’m a little disappointed,” said Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach, “because his body of work over the entire year, from January to December, was pretty good, and it wasn’t just a one-horse show.“He rode the winners of nine Grade I stakes and was tied for third with Castellano in that category. He went to Royal Ascot and won a race there, and he did a lot of good things for racing throughout the year.“There are four Eclipse Award finalists that Victor was a big part of (American Pharoah and Hootenanny, 2-year-old male; Take Charge Brandi, 2-year-old filly; and California Chrome, 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year).“I don’t know how that stacks up in the history of Eclipse voting, whether there ever were three horses that won Eclipse Awards one jockey had ridden regularly, but it’s pretty impressive to me, anyway,” Beach said.Espinoza couldn’t have been more obliging during the Triple Crown run, signing autographs, making public appearances, bantering with David Letterman on “Late Night” TV.“Besides me, we had two or three other people handling all the requests for Victor,” Beach said. “Because he’s bi-lingual, the Hispanic media wanted time with him as well. Victor accommodated every single person and gave one-on-one interviews when he could, all the way until hours before the Belmont.“In addition to Letterman, he rang the bell on Wall Street for the traditional stock market opening, did all the things he was asked to do, and was such a good sport about everything.“Because this was his second time experiencing the Triple Crown (the 42-year-old Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2002 aboard War Emblem), I think this time he was trying to enjoy it more. The first time, I don’t think he knew what to expect.”WARREN‘S VENEDA ‘OUTRUNS HER PEDIGREE’Warren’s Veneda isn’t in the exclusive company of Clubhouse Ride, a $22,000 bargain who has earned more than $1 million, but the 5-year-old mare is doing all right for a homebred.The California-bred daughter of Affirmative, owned by and bred by Benjamin C. Warren and trained by Craig Lewis, who also conditions Clubhouse Ride, has earned $407,012 with five wins, three seconds and five thirds from 19 starts.Lewis hopes she’ll add to her bankroll when she runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Paseana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s outrun her pedigree, that’s for sure,” Lewis said. “Not bad for a handshake deal. She’s better than an empty stall. That was a heartbreaker there,” Lewis said, referring to the chestnut’s head defeat last out in the Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 6.The field: Legacy, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; Valiant Emilia, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1; Zilber, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Tiz Midnight, Victor Espinoza, 8-5; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 3-1; My Sweet Addiction, Mike Smith, 3-1; Eblouissante, Gary Stevens, 10-1; and Taste Like Candy, Kent Desormeaux, 9-2.FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, an Eclipse Award finalist for top male 2-year-old of 2014, worked seven furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in 1:17.80, handily from the gate. Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was aboard for his brother, Keith, who trains the son of Afleet Alex, ticketed for the San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 1 . . . From HRTV’s Scott Hazelton via Twitter comes word that 2014 Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Candy Boy, formerly trained by John Sadler, is now being trained by Doug Watson and is a candidate for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28 . . . Drayden Van Dyke, heavily favored to win an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Apprentice of 2014, has dropped his appeal of Nov. 15, 2014 and will serve a three-day suspension Jan. 16, 17 and 18. -30- Mike Smith3265519%$517,561 Martin Pedroza3864516%$198,810 Michael Pender932033%$100,290 Peter Miller2863421%$331,396 J. Eric Kruljac821025%$73,170 CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS TOWARDS 4-YEAR-OLD DEBUTHorse of the Year finalist California Chrome had an “outstanding” workout at his LosAlamitos headquarters Saturday morning as the Kentucky Derby king prepares for his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 7.With regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard and California Chrome wearing blinkers, theCalifornia-bred son of Lucky Pulpit, also up for an Eclipse Award as outstanding male 3-year-old of 2014, went six furlongs in 1:11.60.Alan Sherman, son of and assistant to trainer Art Sherman, termed the move “outstanding. I got him in 1:11 2/5, but the official time was 1:11 3/5,” Alan said.Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak recorded fractional times of 23 1/5, 47 2/5 and 59 1/5. “He looked really good,” Hudak said. “He was kind of being eased up at the finish.”If the stars align properly, the Grade II San Antonio at a mile and an eighth could bring together Bayern and Shared Belief for a Breeders’ Cup Classic rematch in the San Antonio everyone in racing wants to see.Bayern led throughout the mile and a quarter Classic to win by a nose, with Chrome third by a neck and Shared Belief four lengths back in fourth after losing considerable ground due to a rough start.California Chrome, in a weekly work pattern each Saturday, will deviate from his agenda for his next breeze, which will be Monday, Jan. 19, instead of Saturday, Jan. 17.“Mom, Dad and I will be in Florida for the Eclipse Awards next Saturday,” Sherman said. Drayden Van Dyke483476%$231,356 CHROME IN ‘OUTSTANDING’ DRILL FOR SAN ANTONIOESPINOZA TAKES SOLACE IN A JOB WELL DONESTEADY WARREN’S VENEDA EYES PASEANA GOLD Robertino Diodoro921122%$35,610 Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 George Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 Mike Puype1722212%$100,280 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer3175423%$693,602 Gary Stevens1654231%$234,760 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS John Sadler232369%$158,618 Kent Desormeaux3684422%$428,608 Philip D’Amato1423214%$98,160 Jeff Bonde920222%$102,290 Rafael Bejarano491210524%$594,826 Steven Miyadi822025%$56,280 Tyler Baze58821014%$436,548 Peter Eurton2052325%$240,520 Mark Casse1833217%$241,300 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won A. C. Avila720029%$30,210 Corey Nakatani2553320%$246,796 Flavien Prat1630319%$87,330 Joseph Talamo4758611%$385,038 Elvis Trujillo4274417%$363,408last_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENSWILLY NEED A VICTORY OVER ST MICHAEL’S TO REMAIN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgCiaran Bonner will be a pivotal player for Glenswilly this weekend, as they host St Michaels knowing nothing other than a victory will do if they’re to advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.Glenswilly host St Michaels on Saturday evening at Foxhall, knowing nothing less than a victory will be good enough if they’re to advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFC. St Michaels have won two from two, but they’re not guaranteed a place in the knock-out stages yet either.However, if they were to be defeated by Glenswilly, Kilcar would need to beat Bundoran by over twenty points for Tony Wilkinson’s side to be eliminated. St Michaels recorded excellent victories over Bundoran and Kilcar to sit top of the table after two games on four points.Glenswilly stumbled to defeat in their opening Donegal SFC group game with Kilcar, but hammered Bundoran last week to swing back into contention.A victory over St Michaels on Saturday evening would more than likely see Gary McDaid’s side advance along with St Michaels.However, St Michaels are in fantastic form and their sensational win over Kilcar last weekend in Towney has now made them favourites for the Donegal SFC. It was the manner of their performance which was particularly impressive, they were completely dominant throughout and Kilcar had no response to it.Glenswilly will be fighting for their lives this weekend and will be cheered on by a passionate home support, but with St Michaels not guaranteed of a place in the last eight just yet, they’ll be going all out for victory.If Tony Wilkinson’s side can repeat their performance of last weekend they’ll be hard to stop.The game is on this Saturday evening in Foxhall and throw-in is at 5pm.VERDICT – ST MICHAEL’S DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENSWILLY NEED A VICTORY OVER ST MICHAEL’S TO REMAIN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCGAAglenswillykilcarnewsSportlast_img read more

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Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Warriors were expected to comment further later Saturday after their opening practice. Other athletes weighed in quickly, including LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James tweeted. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”For Trump, it was the NFL one day, the NBA the next.At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL players who refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are exhibiting a “total disrespect of our heritage.” Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice.“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.”ADVERTISEMENT NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed his league’s players.“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said in a statement.Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said the president’s behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be addressed.”“If you do not condemn this divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!!” Sherman tweeted.Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it’s “not the same game” because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles.“No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. “No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”The NBA did not immediately react to Trump’s tweet about Curry. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players’ Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.“I think that these institutions are bigger than any individual politician, any individual elected official,” Silver said then. “And it concerns me that something like going to the White House after winning a championship, something that has been a great tradition, would become one that is partisan. I will say, though, even though I think that teams should make decisions as organizations, that I would also respect an individual player’s decision not to go.”Trump has met with some teams already in his first year in office.Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (2nd L, front row) flanked by forward Draymond Green (L) and guard Shaun Livingston (C) are seen during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANThe Warriors, who hold their first practice of the season Saturday, had not made a collective decisionwhether to go to the White House in celebration of last season’s title. Curry has said he did not want to make such a visit.“By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry said Friday at the Warriors’ media day. “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.” MOST READ And if the Warriors don’t want to meet with Trump, they may still get a welcome in Washington: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has said she would like to bring the team to the Capitol. 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SOMERSET, N.J. — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star isnot going to the White House anytime soon.Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions’ trip to Washington. Trump’s comment on Curry came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yet

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHis days in the collegiate level may be winding down, but Rey Nambatac is not ready to say goodbye to Letran just yet.“I don’t want to go on vacation yet because I feel I have an unfinished business here in Letran,” he said. “I don’t think that every game will be my last. That’s why whenever I enter the court, I really give it my best effort to help the team and for us to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Johnson looking to help Alapag succeed in his first head coach stint For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Nambatac backed up his words as he fired 18 points, nine rebounds, and five assists to help the Knights escape St. Benilde, 66-60 on Friday, and hike their standing at 9-9 to force a playoff for the coveted fourth spot against Arellano.The 23-year-old is hell-bent on taking Letran to the Final Four in his fifth year, even if it means going through the eye of a needle as he seeks to become a two-time NCAA champion before moving on to a new chapter of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to make it to the Final Four and after that, the Finals and hopefully, we get the championship again,” he said.But before aiming for the stars, Nambatac knows that Letran’s journey to the next round begins on Friday when the Knights and the Chiefs clash in the knockout game. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Arellano is still missing lead guard Kent Salado, who is out due to a slight MCL tear on high right knee, making Letran the obvious favoriteHowever, Nambatac knows that the Chiefs are still a dangerous foe as evidenced by their conquests in the eliminations — an 82-75 squeaker in the first round and a tight 84-73 triumph in the second round.“We can’t relax. Even if Salado isn’t there, their team is still intact,” he said. “We have to do it through our teamwork, discipline, and most important of all, our defense because it’s our defense which will help us win the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me? PLAY LIST 01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

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No more marathons: Wimbledon changes rules regarding final set

first_imgRemember the record-breaking marathon match in 2010 when American John Isner defeated Frenchman Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours and five minutes of play over three days. The final set took eight hours and 11 minutes and was won by Isner 70-68.Well, Wimbledon will introduce a new rule that means no more of that.The organisers said on Friday that they will introduce a final set tiebreak starting from next year’s Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC).After a period of consultation with players and officials, the AELTC ruled that the tiebreak will be played when the score reaches 12-12 in the final set of all matches at the tournament, singles and doubles.”The match winner(s) will be the first player(s) to win seven points with an advantage of two or more points. There will be no change to the current format of the Wheelchair and Quad Wheelchair events, which are the best of three tiebreak sets,” the AELTC said.”Our view was that the time had come to introduce a tiebreak method for matches that had not reached their natural conclusion at a reasonable point during the deciding set,” AELTC Chairman Philip Brook said.”While we know the instances of matches extending deep into the final set are rare, we feel that a tiebreak at 12-12 strikes an equitable balance between allowing players ample opportunity to complete the match to advantage, while also providing certainty that the match will reach a conclusion in an acceptable timeframe.”(With inputs from Reuters)advertisementlast_img read more

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