Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersAdvertisement wz1aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs93kuw3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eoc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cWould you ever consider trying this?😱8ahhcCan your students do this? 🌚4aRoller skating! Powered by Firework Every football fan around the world remembers the 2006-07 UEFA Champions League final face off between two European giants- FC Barcelona and Arsenal, where the former achieved glory. However, former Gunners boss Arsène Wenger has said that the match would have gone different if video assistant referee system as available back then.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersThat was during the Frenchman’s 10th spell with the club, as they reached the final for the first time, beating out Real Madrid, Juventus and Villarreal, 6 years after the defeat against Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray in the 1999 UEFA Cup final.Pitted against a feared Catalan side, the Gunners were the first to make a break into the score sheet with a power header from Sol Campbell. Although, the La Liga giants came out on top, beating out the Premier League elites 2-1, including the infamous offiside goal from Samuel Eto’o.Advertisement Cut back to 13 years, today the 69 year old feels the match could have been different if VAR was available back then.Replays have shown that the Blaugrana opener in the 76th minute was a clear offside, as the Cameroonian attacker was ahead of Kolo Toure, which missed the eyes of the Norwegian referee Terje Hauge.Advertisement In an interview with beIN Sports, Wenger wished how VAR’s usage in that match would have altered the club’s history.“It is the final of the 2006 Champions League, because I think Eto’o’s equaliser was offside. That would have changed the history of Arsenal football club.” he said.After the controversial goal from Eto’o and the match winner from Beletti, nearing the end of the game, Frank Rijkaard’s side lifter the trophy, leaving the Gunners out from tasting the most prestigious silverware of European football, which is still absent in the club’s trophy room. Advertisement
MIDDLETOWN – A 25-year old man walking alongside Route 35 in the Fairview section sustained multiple fractures after he was struck by a motor vehicle just after midnight on New Year’s Day, according to Middletown Police.The man, whose name has not been released by police, was treated by Fairview First Aid Squad and taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to Det. Lt. Paul Bailey.Police said the crash occurred at 1:28 a.m. on Jan. 1, in the vicinity of Andover Street.The motorist initially left the scene but later returned. Police did not identify the motorist in their initial report.The crash remains under investigation and is being handled by Ptl. Michael Reuter of the Traffic Safety Unit. Anyone with information is asked to call 732-615-2100.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsAs if life couldn’t get any worse for the Nelson Leafs after Saturday’s 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League shellacking at the hands of Murdoch rival Castlegar Rebels.But it can.The Leafs open play Friday against another one of those Murdoch teams the Heritage City franchise has yet to defeat this season.Saturday, the road get even bumpier when Nelson travels to the South Okanagan to meet a team that has suffered only one regulation loss this season — the 24-1-1-4 Osoyoos Coyotes.“It’s real frustrating against Castlegar and Beaver Valley is another divisional team we haven’t done that well against,” Leaf coach and GM, Chris Shaw said following Saturday’s loss. “The rest of the league has felt our presence and we’ve handled them quite nicely and the rest of the teams in our division.”“But we’ve got to learn to beat the two top teams in our division, which is the most important games for us,” Shaw added.Nelson, fourth in the Murdoch with a 15-12 record, is 8-2 outside the division.Nelson attempts to snap the streak against the Hawks, a team that has jumped ahead of the Rebels in the Murdoch race.Unfortunately, for the Leafs Beaver Valley enters the contest tonight at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena as one of the hottest teams in the league. The Hawks are 9-1 in the last ten.Beaver Valley is led by Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro. The 19-year-old native of South Slocan lead Beaver Valley in scoring with 36 points, including 17 goals. Another Nelsonite with the Hawks is Justin Niminiken has 16 points for Beaver Valley. The Osoyoos game is the first of three on the road for the Leafs. Next week Nelson travels to Kimberley and plays a return engagement with the Hawks before hosting Grand Forks Sunday, December 12.The contest against the Bruins is the last game before the Christmas firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Leslie scored twice and field general Bill Clark controlled the tempo of the game sparking Jackson’s Hole to a 3-2 victory over Club Inter in the final of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.The victory completed a sweep of the medals for Jackson’s Hole, winners of both the first and second-half titles before claiming the ultimate prize, the playoff crown, Sunday.Jackson’s was knocked out of the playoffs last year in the semi finals.Leading 1-0 on a first half goal by Leslie, Club Inter rallied to tie on take the lead in the second half on goals by John Colbeck.However, just when it appeared the upset would happen Leslie notched his second of the game to tie the game at 2-2.Then with time running out, second-round draft pick Morgan Dehnel, overlapping from his defensive position, snapped the tie as he put a shot past Club Inter keeper Jeff Frost.Jackson’s advanced to the final by sneaking past Real Nelson 3-1 while Club Inter knocked off defending champion Bia Boro.Lily Whites outlast Dirty Dozen to claim Finley’s Ladies Rec All season long the Dirty Dozen and Lily Whites battled for top spot in the Finley’s Ladies Rec Soccer League.In the end it was the Lily Whites getting the last laugh as the regular season runner up got past Dirty Dozen 6-4 in the final of the Finley’s Ladies Rec Soccer League Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.The win was the first for the Lily Whites.Lily Whites advanced to the final by stopping Red Dog 4-2 while Dirty Dozen eliminated the 2010 playoff winner, Finley’s Jiggers email@example.com
The team includes, back row, L-R Becca Schrader, Josephine Hellmeire, Paisley Randell, Jan Douglas, Erica Augsten, Abbie Bouchier-WIllans.Front, coach Jennifer Kidd, Calena Marchand, Kelbey Palm, Captain Jayden Roch, Bailey Repp, Antonia Katountas, Kelly Westerop and coach Megan Rushton. The L.V. Rogers Bombers took to the road to represent the school at the B.C. High School AAA Girl’s Volleyball championships.It’s been a few years since LVR sent a team to the elite tournament.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to help the girls along with Team of the Week honours.
“(White Rock) had kicked our butts in pool play and that outcome certainly had our attention. We played like we had something to prove (to ourselves). This was one of our steadiest matches in the tournament.”Mount Sentinel concluded the round robin draw with a 2-1 record.The Cats then escaped the opening round of the playoffs against Kootenay rival Fernie to win in three games.”We were lucky to escape with a win in the 1st play-off round . . . we were down 0-2 to Fernie and found a way to win the next 3, including 15-13 in the fifth,” he said.”The best description was that the fear of losing prevailed for the most part.”In quarterfinal round action, the young Wildcats gained some much needed experience for future years during a 3-0 best-of-five loss.”Although we lost 3 – 0, we played well,” Moreira said.”We had beaten Cedar Christian in the same round last year and they were determined to “pay back!”. They did and congrats to them.”Mount Sentinel then disposed of Richmond Christian 2-0 in a very easy match before the final encounter against White Rock.The tournament site shifts to Immaculata for 2014 before Mount Sentinel, with a graduating group of Grade 12s, hosts the championships in 2015.No doubt this team volleyball players will be well-seasoned by then to challenge the province. A very gifted, but young, Mount Sentinel Wildcats team finished fifth overall at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday in Duncan giving the fans a tasted of better things ahead.The Cats rallied from an earlier tournament defeated to put some hurt on the White Rock Christian Warriors 2-0 in consolation round action.Mount Sentinel won 25-19, 25-22.”We went into tournament seeded fourth, so fifth is satisfying,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.In 2012, the Wildcats won the bronze medal.Kelowna Christian defeated crosstown rival Immaculata 3-1 in the final to repeat as Single-A Girl’s champs.The match against White Rock allowed the Kootenay Zone Champs to get a little payback for an earlier round robin loss.”I guess it was our turn to pay back,” Moreira explained.
“We had three and possible four players from last year’s team move onto college hockey for next season through McLellan’s efforts.”Leaf treasurer Gord Davis said the Leafs are grateful for the continuous support of the community.But said the new executive will need to look at how to get more people back in the stands.“It was an okay year as we were close to break-even taking the (Leafs) Recycling Centre into consideration,” Davis explained.“(However) fan base numbers has not increased over the past few years and the club will need to focus on that area.”Davis said expenses are increasing although well controlled, adding the Leafs Recycling Centre is the glue that holds the team together, financially.“That’s what keeps hockey operations and game day tickets at a reasonable level,” Davis said, adding Nelson Leafs are always grateful for the support from the community which maintains the club as one of the top teams in the KIJHL.The Leafs recently completed a very successful spring camp that saw players from Burnaby Winter Club and Yale, Edge, Pursuit and Delta Academies to Edge Academy, Calgary AAA as well ass California AAA programs attend.“I can’t recall if Nelson Leafs have ever had a GM that did this much recruiting and is this well connected to Junior A and College programs before,” Martel said.The Nelson Leafs lost out to Beaver Valley in the first round of the KIJHL Murdoch Division playoffs.Leafs begin training camp for the KIJHL season in September.Before training camp, executive members will be attending the KIJHL AGM June 5-7 in Osoyoos. The Nelson Leafs hockey club dug into the “experience vault” to select its new executive that will guide the franchise into the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The new executive, that includes former Nelson Mayor John Dooley and ex-Nelson Minor Hockey president Tony Maida, was selected during the team’s Annual General Meeting last week at the Nelson and District Community Complex.Wendy Maida and MJ Swetlikoe join Maida and Dooley, who comes with a ton of experience from time in Nelson Minor Hockey and the former Nelson Senior Maple Leafs Hockey Club, as newbies on the Leaf executive.Back for year two of their terms are Lauretta Wilson, Gordon Davis, Gioconda Maida-Gordon and Randy Horswill.“The new board has not met as of yet since both John Dooley and Tony Maida were not at the meeting and were voted in by proxy,” said former Leaf president Larry Martel, who, himself, was not re-elected to the board.Despite not finding a spot in the new executive, Martel is pleased at the direction the Leafs are heading.“I really like the direction the new coach (Dave McLellan) is taking the team,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.“He is a career professional coach and has been doing a lot more recruiting of players that I believe we have ever seen in Nelson before.”
VARIETY OF PACKAGES OFFERED AT SANTAANITA.COM/EVENTS ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will host its fourth annual Winner’s Circle Barbeque Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and replete with live music, in the track’s spacious Infield Area on Saturday, March 21.In addition to outstanding BBQ, live music and ready access to wagering on world-class horseracing, attendees can join Food Network Chef Rahm Fama and FOX’s Masterchef Junior, Troy Glass (Kid “Q”) in helping to choose the “People’s Champion” award for top BBQ.Walk-up admission to the Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship is five dollars and additional BBQ tasting scrip is available on-site for just one dollar per scrip, with a minimum purchase of 10.Online offerings are as follows:BBQ 2-PACK ($25) –Two General Admission tickets–Admission into Winner’s Circle BBQ event–10 BBQ Scrip Tickets–Two Santa Anita Racing ProgramsBBQ FAMILY FUN 4-PACK ($50) –Four General Admission Tickets–Admission into Winner’s Circle BBQ event–15 BBQ Scrip Tickets–Two Santa Anita Racing Programs–Two Pony Rides–Two Face Paintings–10 Carnival GamesFor more information, including a special discount code for Santa Anita’s Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship on March 21, please visit santaanita.com/events or call (626) 574-RACE.
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that XpressBet.com will present a free Belmont/Santa Anita handicapping seminar this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the track’s East Paddock Gardens. Hosted by top handicappers Jeff Siegel, Aaron Vercruysse and Millie Ball, the seminar will feature a complete analysis of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes as well as a comprehensive look at the Belmont Day card and Santa Anita’s 11-race program on Saturday.All attendees will receive a free issue of Thoro-Graph Sheets for the Belmont Stakes, and the first 100 fans will get a free American Pharoah hat.With Santa Anita-based American Pharoah seeking to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, there is tremendous interest in the Belmont Day racing card and a large crowd is expected at Santa Anita, which will open early Saturday at 8 a.m.Longtime stalwarts at HRTV, Siegel and Vercruysse are now in the process of developing The Stronach Group’s (TSG) digital efforts, while Ball is currently serving as Santa Anita’s daily simulcast paddock host along with Michelle Yu.First race post time on Friday is at 4 p.m. Admission gates will open for simulcast wagering at 11 a.m. ALL ATTENDEES TO RECEIVE FREE THORO-GRAPH SHEETS FOR BELMONT STAKES, FIRST 100 TO GET FREE AMERICAN PHAROAH CAP
Alonso Quinonez4155612%39%$206,860 LORD NELSON COULD REIGN IN GRADE I TRIPLE BEND Lord Nelson was visually impressive winning his first start in more than five months, an overnight event by 3 ½ lengths on June 3.Next up: Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes for three-year-olds and up at seven furlongs.“He came out of the race well and when you have an opportunity to run in a Grade I when the horse is doing well, you’ve got to go for it,” said Bob Baffert, who trains the four-year-old son of Pulpit for Spendthrift Farm.Lord Nelson already has a graded stakes victory, having won the Grade II San Vicente Stakes as a three-year-old on Feb. 1, 2015.The field for the Triple Bend, which goes as race eight: Clever Royal, Martin Pedroza, 15-1; Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Cautious Giant, Fernando Perez, 8-1; Lord Nelson, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Ambitious Brew, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Subtle Indian, Mike Smith, 3-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 12-1; and Coastline, Tyler Baze, 6-1. BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC LONG-RANGE GOAL FOR MELATONINSanta Anita Handicap winner Melatonin makes his first start in two months when he runs in Saturday’s Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita.That was the plan all along for David Hofmans, who trains the expected pacesetter for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms. Melatonin’s last race came April 16, when the son of Kodiak Kowboy finished second to Effinex in the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap after leading until the stretch run in the 1 1/8-mile race.“He’s got a good post,” Hofmans said, referring to No. seven in a field of eight three-year-olds and up going a mile and a quarter. He (Joe Talamo) can decide what to do. We’re on the outside and the other speed in the race is inside of us, so he can dictate what he wants to do. It will be up to Joe.“We freshened the horse up because he’s going to have a tough go this fall (leading to the ultimate goal, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5).”John Sadler, meanwhile, is optimistic about the chances of defending Gold Cup winner Hard Aces, a committed stretch runner who should fancy the distance.“That’s his race, a mile and a quarter,” Sadler said. “That’s where he’s been most consistent. We’re looking forward to it.”After watching Hoppertunity gallop Friday morning, Bob Baffert suppressed speculation that the 3-1 morning line favorite would not run in the Gold Cup and decided to go.“I liked the way he went,” Baffert said of the son of Any Given Saturday, who has not raced since March 26, when he was third by four lengths behind California Chrome in the Dubai World Cup.“He may be a work short for the race, but he went well this morning so we plan to run.”The field for the Gold Cup, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event with a fees-paid berth to the Classic: Bal a Bali, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Second Summer, Mario Gutierrez, 4-1; Hard Aces, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Lieutenant Colonel, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Win the Space, Gary Stevens, 20-1; Hoppertunity, Mike Smith, 3-1; Melatonin, Joe Talamo, 7-2; and Imperative, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1.Santa Anita offers a Gold Cup Trackside package that includes a 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships General Admission pass and more for Friday, Nov. 4. Other featured events Saturday are the KROQ Concert and Brewfest, a Gold Cup Betting Challenge and the Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room. For more information, visit www.santaanta.com/events. Peter Miller49911518%51%$417,880 Brayan Pena555579%31%$133,935 FINISH LINES: Three-time champion Beholder, preparing for the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 30, is scheduled to work Sunday, Richard Mandella said . . . Undefeated and unchallenged champion Songbird, listed to have three starts before the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Nov. 4, galloped Friday morning. “She’s as happy as can be,” said Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer . . . On the occasion of his 34th birthday Thursday, Rafael Bejarano captured both ends of the early double aboard his only two mounts to take a 35-32 lead over currently suspended runner-up Flavien Prat in the race for Santa Anita’s Spring Meet riding title . . . Phil D’Amato, winning at a 28 percent clip, has a commanding 22-10 lead over runner-up Hollendorfer among trainers . . . Royal Heroine Stakes winner Nancy From Nairobi worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Friday in 1:00.80 for John Sadler . . . Agent Tony Matos has Martin Garcia booked to ride at Prairie Meadows in Iowa next Thursday through Saturday, for Todd Pletcher (Thrilled in the Iowa Oaks Thursday) and Hollendorfer (Dr. Fager’s Gal in Thursday’s Saylorville); All Star Bub (Friday in the Iowa Distaff); and Dream Saturday (in Saturday’s Iowa Sprint Handicap) . . . Martin Pedroza has been suspended three days (June 25, 26 and 30) for causing interference on Warm Endowment in last Saturday’s ninth race, while fellow rider Matt Garcia has been suspended the same three days for causing interference aboard Badasmywifeletsmebe in Sunday’s third race . . . CARMA CARES‘ ninth annual charity fundraiser will be held 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel. For further information, visit carma4horses.org or call 626 574-6622 . . . The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Barretts Sales will host a free new owner seminar and preview of the Paddock Sale at Del Mar Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m., in Del Mar’s Veranda Café. Reservations can be made by calling TOC at 626 574-6620 . . . TOC’s membership has elected Joe Ciaglia and re-elected incumbents Nick Alexander, Ron Ellis, Billy Morey and Samantha Siegel to its Board of Directors, each to three-year terms beginning July 1 . . . Santa Anita will offer holiday racing on Monday, July 4, with first post time at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. John Sadler58951116%43%$664,773 Flavien Prat11632181528%56%$1,608,986 Mark Glatt56913916%55%$362,851 Philip D’Amato802216628%55%$1,450,508 Steven Miyadi2456221%54%$168,330 Peter Eurton3684422%44%$435,130 Mike Smith3196029%48%$676,731 Stewart Elliott827869%26%$345,960 Fernando Perez7689711%32%$352,158 Richard Baltas4888917%52%$356,070 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Thursday, June 23) Martin Pedroza72981213%40%$326,410 Bob Baffert3687522%56%$367,525 Tyler Baze15927282617%51%$1,326,779 Chad Lindsay5165812%37%$144,310 Mario Gutierrez5751239%35%$488,245 Martin Garcia701161116%40%$598,216 James Cassidy3964415%36%$358,515 Joseph Talamo11020171618%48%$994,448 BIG ‘CAP KING MELATONIN FRESH FOR GOLD CUPGOLD CUP MARKS DIRT DEBUT FOR BAL A BALILORD NELSON SHARP FOR GRADE I TRIPLE BENDNYQUIST WORKS BEFORE SATURDAY’S FIRST RACE Brandon Boulanger4451411%23%$120,740 Kent Desormeaux4156112%29%$213,270 FANS CAN SEE CHAMP NYQUIST WORK AT 12:45 P.M. SATURDAYKentucky Derby winner Nyquist is scheduled to work at 12:45 p.m. on Santa Anita’s main track Saturday before the first race, which is set to go at 1:30 p.m. Devotees of the 2015 Eclipse Award winner as champion two-year-old male will have an opportunity to see the son of Uncle Mo owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam strut his stuff on a pristine track.“Anytime you’re the only one on a freshly groomed track, how do you not take advantage of that?” trainer Doug O’Neill said. “We’re very appreciative that Santa Anita is letting us do it and we’re looking forward to it.”Supporters of Nyquist are ever-expanding.“Sharla Sanders does a wonderful job handling all the social media activity for Nyquist,” O’Neill said. “He has a lot of fans.”O’Neill is on record as saying plans for Nyquist’s comeback race will be decided on a work by work basis, but he noted on Friday, “In an ideal world we’d stay in California and not get on a plane. But we’ll play that by ear in the next few works and see what makes sense.”Santa Anita’s admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, giving the public ample time for access to see Nyquist’s drill, which is expected to be at five furlongs under regular rider Mario Gutierrez.Last Friday, Nyquist had his first workout since finishing third in the Preakness Stakes on May 21, going four furlongs in 48.60, breezing. Edwin Maldonado12422191318%44%$878,551 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer621071316%48%$816,890 Robertino Diodoro1455136%79%$193,050 Mike Puype4493520%39%$270,105 Drayden Van Dyke545789%37%$319,814 Tiago Pereira85714158%42%$371,082 Rafael Bejarano14135262525%61%$1,840,387 BAL A BALI MAKES MAIN TRACK DEBUT IN GOLD CUPAfter 21 career starts on grass, Bal a Bali will make his first start on dirt in Saturday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita.“We’ve always wanted to try him on dirt and it’s time to do it,” said Richard Mandella, who trains the six-year-old Brazilian bred horse for the Fox Hill Farms of Rick Porter and David Pope’s Siena Farm.Bal a Bali, bred in Brazil, won the Grade III American Stakes on May 9, 2015, in his U.S. debut, but has won only an overnight race in eight subsequent starts. Winner of 13 of his 21 races, seven of his last eight races have been in graded stakes, including the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (fifth) and the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (third). Doug O’Neill78714179%49%$558,706 Richard Mandella3285525%56%$674,605 Patrick Gallagher2662123%35%$221,670 Santiago Gonzalez15016222211%40%$827,455 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Simon Callaghan2453221%42%$248,815