Portage powers to Ascot glory

first_img The Mick Halford-trained three-year-old gained compensation for a luckless outing in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot by accounting for some useful rivals in this mile event. It became apparent the 5-1 shot was hitting top gear inside the final furlong as he mastered long-time leader Mutasayyid within a handful of strides to score by a length and a quarter. The journey from Ireland paid dividends as Portage powered to victory in the Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap at Ascot. Halford said: “He had no luck in the Britannia Stakes. Things didn’t go his way as he had traffic problems. “We brought him back home and he was in tremendous form so we thought we would come here as the track suited him. “He doesn’t do anything in a hurry and we were a bit concerned about the ground. “He will come on plenty for that and be better on better ground. “He will have no problems stepping up another two furlongs. “We will just take small steps with him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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A Judge Declares a Mistrial in Murder Trial of a Retired PBSO Officer

first_imgOn Tuesday a Palm Beach County judge declared a mistrial in the high profile murder trial of a former Palm Beach County deputy who was accused of shooting and killing his son-in-law in 2018.The retired officer, Carlton Nebergall Jr., is charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed Jacob Lodge. Nebergall claimed it was an act of self defense.The arrest report stated that Nebergall’s daughter claimed her husband Lodge showed up to her home to exchange clothing for their two children, and Nebergall walked out as Lodge attempted to leave the house and shot him.On Monday Nebergall said that Lodge had a violent history. He told the jury he walked outside that night with a loaded revolver and fired a warning shot into the air. Lodge then left and later returned in an attempt to “look for something.” That’s when Nebergall said he “feared for his life” and shot Lodge in the head.Attorneys said the mistrial was declared on Tuesday because a juror was on his cell phone as the defense team was delivering their closing arguments. The jury was dismissed, and a brand new jury will have to be picked later on.last_img read more

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Tyus Battle ‘isn’t worrying about’ his future right now

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ SALT LAKE CITY — Tyus Battle “isn’t worrying about” his future right now, he said after Syracuse’s loss to Baylor in the NCAA Tournament first round on Thursday.The Orange fell 78-69 to the Bears in Vivint Smart Home Arena because Baylor simply made too many 3-pointers. Battle, a junior, finished with 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting on Thursday night. It concludes a junior season in which he averaged 17.2 points per game, an SU-high.A year ago, Battle chose to enter his name into NBA Draft consideration and attend the pre-draft combine. But he eventually withdrew to return to Syracuse for his junior season. Thursday, Battle didn’t yet commit to a future plan.“I’m not making any decisions,” Battle said immediately following SU’s loss.Battle was listed in the 40s in some mock drafts a year ago, but hasn’t climbed past the 50 spot in major mock drafts during the 2018-19 season. He expanded on his playmaking abilities a bit this season, playing more point guard than he had in his prior two years with the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m a basketball player,” Battle said. “Whatever position I play, I play. It doesn’t really matter to me.”Battle reflected momentarily on what he was like as a freshman at SU as he sat at his locker after the loss.“I think I’ve become a better leader over time,” Battle said. “That’s something that I’m definitely gonna take down the road with basketball.”center_img Published on March 22, 2019 at 12:58 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

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Zack Cozart leads Angels’ offense in victory over A’s

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cozart also went to the leadoff spot occupied by Kinsler. He started the game with a triple. He added a two-run double in the sixth. Cozart scored on two of the three hits from Mike Trout. Albert Pujols and René Rivera also had two hits apiece, helping the Angels dash to a 7-0 lead by the sixth.The game got tighter when the A’s finally got to Matt Shoemaker.Shoemaker dominated the A’s for the first five innings, zipping through the lineup twice while allowing just two hits. In the sixth, Shoemaker got two outs before he allowed a walk, a double, a walk and a single.“I get two outs on three pitches and then I four-pitch walk a guy with two outs,” Shoemaker said. “To be honest, that’s atrocious. I have to find a way to refocus and bear down. I thought I was doing that, but I just missed the zone.”The A’s tacked a third run onto Shoemaker’s line with a double against Cam Bedrosian. Relievers José Álvarez, Jim Johnson and Luke Bard combined for the final nine outs, sealing the victory.Johnson struck out Matt Olson with the bases loaded to escape the seventh, leaving the bases loaded.In the ninth, Bard got the ball for his major league debut. A Rule 5 pick, he responded with a scoreless inning.“It was kind of just a blur,” he said. “It was so much fun. A dream come true. It really was.” PreviousLos Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, looks over the shoulder of Zack Cozart, center, as he has his hand examined by a trainer during the ninth inning of a baseball game Oakland Athletics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Luke Bard, right, celebrates with Rene Rivera at the end of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels pitcher Luke Bard works against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels celebrate the 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics at the end of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun swings against the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols watches his RBI single hit off Oakland Athletics’ Daniel Mengden during third the inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Jefry Marte, center, and Rene Rivera (44) celebrate with Mike Trout, left, after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. Marte and Rivera scored on a double by Zack Cozart. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart, right, celebrates with Justin Upton (8) after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Cozart scored on a single by Mike Trout. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Jefry Marte, right, steals third base as Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman waits for the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart watches his two run double hit off Oakland Athletics’ Liam Hendriks in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols swings for an RBI double off Oakland Athletics’ Daniel Mengden during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols swings for an RBI-double off Oakland Athletics’ Daniel Mengden during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, looks over the shoulder of Zack Cozart, center, as he has his hand examined by a trainer during the ninth inning of a baseball game Oakland Athletics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, left, looks over the shoulder of Zack Cozart, center, as he has his hand examined by a trainer during the ninth inning of a baseball game Oakland Athletics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandOAKLAND — As if coming to a new team and a new league aren’t enough of an adjustment for Zack Cozart, he’s done so while adjusting to two new positions.“It’s a little different,” Cozart said. “Usually I just show up to the park and know I’m playing shortstop.”Since the start of his first spring training with the Angels, Cozart has gone to third, then second, then third. Now he’s back to second for at least 10 days because of Ian Kinsler’s injury.Throughout all that, he’s shown no ill effects with his bat, including two more hits in the Angels’ 8-3 victory over the Oakland A’s on Saturday.center_img While it’s a common story for players to have an initial slump with a new team, perhaps feeling the pressure of making a good first impression, Cozart has had no such issues.“You definitely want your teammates to think you are a good player,” Cozart said. “If you just relax and do your thing, I’ve had some experience, hopefully my play will take care of itself.”In his first three games with his new team, Cozart is 5 for 14 with four extra-base hits. By his 11th at-bat, he already had a single, double, triple and homer.Defensively, Cozart has had seemingly little trouble at either of his new positions.“It says a lot about Zack, for his ability and talent,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He made a great transition to third, and to second he’s making a seamless transition too.”last_img read more

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Stephen Curry: Warriors ‘not perfect’ as winning streak grows to 11

first_img“We’ve been searching for momentum all year, and we finally put it together.”The winning streak has pushed the Warriors (36-14) to the top of the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games clear of the second-place Nuggets (34-15).Golden State closes January with a big home game Thursday against the 76ers (32-18). The Warriors have a chance of finishing with only one loss in the month, to the Rockets way back on Jan. 3. Stephen Curry insists the Warriors are “not playing perfect basketball” despite recording their 11th consecutive victory in a 132-100 thrashing of the Pacers on Monday.Curry scored a game-high 26 points, including 23 in the first half, as the Warriors extended their winning streak with a dominant display in Indianapolis. The 30-year-old poured in six more 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to sink 200 shots from outside the arc in fewer than 40 games to start his season.Curry and the Warriors appear to have hit their stride but the point guard believes there is more to come.Asked if they can improve further, Curry said: “I feel like we can.”We’re not playing perfect basketball, by any stretch, but we’re playing consistent, focused basketball and we’re still working out some kinks with rotations and stuff like that.”Road Warriors pic.twitter.com/Gr93vvmBtP— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 29, 2019Monday’s win completed a 5-0 road trip that delighted coach Steve Kerr.”Unbelievable trip,” said Kerr said. “Just a really good way to finish it, too, with everybody playing, everybody contributing, leading from start to finish.”I was a little worried about this game. Everybody’s anxious to get home. But we finished off the trip the right way, and it was great to see.”We’re in a good place, but we got to keep going.last_img read more

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Great Succes: Jusuf Nurkić is the 6th Best Basketball Player of Europe

first_img(Source: Novo vrijeme) The best European basketball player in 2014. is Dario Šarić from Croatia. The selection was made by the FIBA Europe.Here is the official list of the best young basketball players of Europe:Dario Šarić 13594 (fan’s votes), 405 (jury’s votes)Giannis Antetokounmpo 17147, 340Cedi Osman 15628, 135Aleksandar Vezenkov 11711, 80Domantas Sabonis 7433, 101Jusuf Nurkić 9072, 88Stefan Peno 7895, 42Federico Mussini 6493, 45Dragan Bender 3577, 62Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 5144, 44last_img read more

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Dwyane Wade defends son’s look amid ‘stupidity’ in comments on family photo

first_imgView this post on Instagram Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade recently shared on Instagram a family photo featuring their son, Zion, and daughter, Kaavia.Unfortunately, the comment section displayed people bullying Zion about his appearance in the photo. Most of the comments featured criticisms about Zion’s nails and crop top. Grateful ❤❤❤ Happy Thanksgiving good people. To all the friends and family that have my back and all the friends and family I’ve never met who show love and support when everyone is looking and when no one is looking…All praise, gratitude and thankfulnessA post shared by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Nov 28, 2019 at 3:02pm PSTUnion posted the photo on Thanksgiving, and in the days that followed, people continued to comment. This led to Wade posting a statement a few days later regarding the “hate” he and his family had received as a result of the photo.center_img I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so i get it. But here’s the thing—I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile! ✌🏾— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 30, 2019This isn’t the first time Zion has been the subject of drama on social media for the Wade family. Dwyane Wade posted a photo with Zion and Kaavia in October with the caption, “my girls.” Wade eventually took the post down after several derogatory comments.Union responded to the criticism by quote-tweeting the photo with the caption, “Looks like love to me. I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve.”Union supported Zion in April by attending the Miami Pride Festival with him. Dwyane was unable to attend because of his schedule but posted to Instagram, “Zion had his (own) cheering section today. Wish I was there to see you smile kid!”last_img read more

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Super Bowl winners by player: Who has the most rings in NFL history?

first_imgTom Brady has more rings than any player in NFL history after winning a sixth championship last year in Super Bowl 53.The Patriots quarterback was tied with linebacker Charles Haley — who won five Super Bowls in the late 1980s and 1990s — for the most rings in NFL history. New England’s 13-3 victory over the Rams also moved the franchise into a tie with the Steelers for the most championships by a single team. Who has the most Super Bowl rings in NFL history?PlayerPositionSuper Bowl ringsYears wonTom Brady*QB62002, 2003, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2018Charles HaleyLB51989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996Ted HendricksLB41972, 1978, 1981, 1985Marv FlemingTE41967, 1968, 1972, 1974Matt MillenLB41981, 1984, 1989, 1991Bill RomanowskiLB41989, 1990, 1998, 1999Adam Vinatieri*K42002, 2003, 2005, 2007Joe MontanaQB41982, 1985, 1989, 1990Keena TurnerLB41982, 1985, 1989, 1990Eric WrightCB41982, 1985, 1989, 1990Mike WilsonWR41982, 1985, 1989, 1990Ronnie LottDB41982, 1985, 1989, 1990Jesse SapoluOL41985, 1989, 1990, 1995Terry BradshawQB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Franco HarrisFB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Lynn SwannWR41975, 1976, 1979, 1980John StallworthWR41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Mel BlountDB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Jack HamLB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Mike WebsterC41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Donnie ShellDB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980L.C. GreenwoodDE41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Rocky BleierRB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Gerry MullinsG41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Larry BrownTE/T41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Mike WagnerDE41975, 1976, 1979, 1980J.T. ThomasDB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Loren ToewsLB41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Jon KolbT41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Sam DavisG41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Steve FurnessDT41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Dwight WhiteDE41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Randy GrossmanTE41975, 1976, 1979, 1980Joe GreeneDE41975, 1976, 1979, 1980*Active playerMost NFL seasons played without a Super Bowl winOnly four players in NFL history were in the league at least 20 years without winning a Super Bowl.A trio of them were kickers and two — Morten Andersen and Jackie Slater — both appeared in a Super Bowl but were on the losing end.PlayerPositionNFL seasonsMorten AndersenK25Gary AndersonK23Jason HansonK21Jackie SlaterOT20 Below is the leaderboard of players with the most Super Bowls in NFL history, featuring Brady and a plethora of 49ers and Steelers from their respective legendary championship runs.MORE SUPER BOWL HISTORYMost wins by franchise | Most MVPs by playerlast_img read more

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Hat-trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

first_imgReal Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano RonaldoMadrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals as he scored a hat-trick in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.The Portugal star, who racked up a century of goals in Europe in the first leg, headed in his first of the game on 76 minutes before firing Real back ahead in the tie on 105 minutes.Ronaldo struck his third goal five minutes later to all but secure Real’s place in the semi-finals.He has now scored 85 goals in 85 appearances in the Champions League for Madrid.He also netted 15 in the competition and one in a qualifier for Manchester United prior to moving to the Spanish capital in 2009.Tuesday’s treble extended Ronaldo’s lead over Barcelona rival Lionel Messi as the top scorer in Champions League history. Messi has 94, 11 of which have come in this season as the competition’s top scorer.However, the Argentine is unlikely to have many more opportunities to add to that tally this season after Barcelona were thrashed 3-0 by Juventus in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.We gave it our all, says Leicester’s VardyJamie Vardy said Leicester City would depart the Champions League with their heads held high after falling to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals following a 1-1 second-leg draw on Tuesday.Vardy’s 61st-minute strike gave Leicester hope, but Saul Niguez’s first-half opener, allied to Antoine Griezmann’s first-leg penalty, took Atletico through with a 2-1 aggregate win.“We absolutely gave it our all, especially in the second half. They made a lot of blocks on the line,” Vardy told BT Sport at the King Power Stadium.“We were in the ascendancy. We made a tactical change with Leo (Ulloa) on to give an aerial threat. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. But we gave it our all and left it all out on the pitch.“On another day, some could have gone in. But we can be proud. From the display you’ve seen, it was a fantastic effort.”Leicester were making their first appearance in the Champions League following last season’s 5,000-1 title triumph in the Premier League. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured

first_imgBarcelona, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo was forced off at half-time after appearing to hurt his ankle and Real will be hoping their star striker can now recover in time for the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.The challenge from Gerard Pique had come as Ronaldo cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener before Sergi Roberto was sent off on the stroke of half-time for an altercation with Real defender Marcelo.Barca, however, took the lead in the second half as Messi scored a brilliant individual goal only for Gareth Bale, who could earlier have been sent off, to have the last word in a thrilling Clasico, his emphatic strike earning Real a deserved draw.After initially taking treatment, Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes here before Zinedine Zidane decided to substitute him at half-time, which may at least offer Real encouragement.His injury, however, coupled with Barcelona avoiding defeat, despite playing a man down for the whole of the second half, will mean the Catalans depart the happier side.Ernesto Valverde’s men, already crowned champions, are now three matches away from becoming the first team ever to finish a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten.Andres Iniesta overcame, or perhaps ignored, a niggling calf problem to play his 38th and final Clasico while Philippe Coutinho was picked to start his first. Iniesta went off to a standing ovation in the second half.Barca exploded out of the blocks and they were ahead within 10 minutes. Suarez swept the ball out to the right where Sergi drove forward, ignored Messi’s run to the near post, and returned the cross deep to Suarez. He finished into the bottom corner. Pique’s last-ditch attempt had been robust enough to hurt the Portugese, who stayed down as Barca attempted to kick off. Ronaldo took treatment but was able temporarily to continue.Real dictated the rest of the half and Ronaldo could twice have given them the lead. His first shot was saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the second fired wide of the far post.In between, Messi had played in Jordi Alba with a sumptuous ball over the top but even he lost his cool during five mad minutes at the end of the first period.Suarez felt he had been elbowed by Sergio Ramos, prompting the first round of scuffles, before Messi was booked for flying into the defender on the touchline.Bale was then lucky not to be sent off for stabbing his studs into Samuel Umtiti’s calf and moments later Sergi did see red, as he threw an arm into the face of Marcelo.The home fans were raging as the half-time whistle blew but, with Marco Asensio on for Ronaldo, they were celebrating eight minutes after the restart.Suarez’s blatant kick on Raphael Varane went unpunished and from there it was all about Messi. He skipped away first from Ramos, and then Casemiro, before firing into the bottom corner.Even Zidane was smiling on the touchline.Iniesta went off just before the hour and Messi could have put Barca out of sight soon after. He sped away from Varane but his shot was parried away by Keylor Navas.Real tried to make the most of their one-man advantage but in truth, they had been far more assertive 11 against 11.Instead, their goal in the 72nd minute came out of the blue as Bale raced onto Asensio’s pass and whipped the ball first-time into the top corner. It was the Welshman’s 15th goal in 24 matches this year.Real should have had a late penalty when Alba cleared out Marcelo but referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez somehow decided the challenge was clean. It was the final controversy of a surprisingly heated derby.Share on: WhatsApp – Equaliser comes at a cost –The lead, however, lasted four minutes. Just as Suarez initiated his goal, so did Ronaldo, a neat backheel freeing Toni Kroos, who found Karim Benzema at the back post. The Frenchman was cool enough to head back into the six-yard box, where Ronaldo bundled home.last_img read more

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