Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Ibarra, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Center – Angleton, Texas Ibarra averaged 19 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a perfect 2-0 week for the Huskies (3-5), including a 19-point home victory over Texas State on Saturday. HBU now hits the road with contests at Saint Peter’s on Wednesday and UTSA on Sunday. Honorable Mention: Zjori Bosha, Lamar; TJ Holyfield, Stephen F. Austin; Stephen Ugochukwu, McNeese; Joe Kilgore, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Senior Josh Ibarra posted two double-doubles this past week to up his total to four on the year. In Saturday’s 71-52 victory over Texas State, Ibarra posted a career-high 17 rebounds and six assists alongside his 14 points. He made all four of his free throw attempts while shooting 50 percent from the floor. The performance came after scoring 24 points paired with 10 boards in Tuesday’s 96-66 win over Dallas Christian; the Angleton, Texas, native went 11-for-14 in the game. He is currently fourth in the nation for offensive rebounds per game (4.57) and leads the Southland in total rebounding with a 10.4 per game average. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist’s Josh Ibarra is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.
LONGSHOT MAJESTIC EAGLE RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 AMERICAN STAKES BY A NECK AS DRYSDALE & BEJARANO TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:34.57ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–Under a perfectly timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, longshot Majestic Eagle rallied from fifth a quarter mile from home and kept to his task in game fashion to get up and win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro got one mile on turf in 1:34.57.An attentive fifth, in field of six 3-year-olds and up, Majestic Eagle appeared full of run leaving the three furlong pole as Bejarano continued to save as much ground as possible while in the two-path around the far turn. At the top of the lane, he turned him loose and in a thrilling stretch run, he was able to outrun a pair of Mark Glatt trainees, Law Abidin Citizen and favored Sharp Samurai.Most recently fifth in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs on dirt May 25, Majestic Eagle was off at 9-1 and paid $20.00, $7.40 and $3.40.Out of the Tapit mare Double Tapped, Majestic Eagle, who is owned by John Lindley and Ray Morton, picked up his first stakes win while notching his third victory from 17 overall starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $240,410.Law Abidin Citizen, who was ridden by Tiago Pereira, finished a nose in front of Sharp Samurai and paid $6.20 and $2.80 while off at 6-1.Sharp Samurai, off at 1-2, didn’t have any apparent excuses while running third, 2 ¼ lengths in front of Tartini. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Sharp Samurai paid $2.10 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.65, 47.09, 1:10.40 and 1:22.41.
‘SEABISCUIT’ & GARY STEVENS ON SET AT SANTA ANITA & AT HIS NEW HOME IN HALF MOON BAY, CA BELLAFINA IN SMART BREEZE FOR GRADE I LA BREABAFFERT HAS TWO IN BID TO UPSET OMAHA BEACHROSARIO EYES SAN ANTONIO REPEAT ON GIFT BOXJUVENILE KING STORM THE COURT WORKS SUNDAYSANTA ANITA’S ‘SEABISCUIT’ HELPS AUTISTIC KIDSPOPULAR WALL CALENDAR FREE ON OPENING DAYTHE $5,000 ONLINE SHOWVIVOR CONTEST RETURNSFAVORED BELLAFINA DRILLS FOR GRADE I LA BREA Bellafina, who put her vaunted speed on the back burner while finishing a game second to probable Eclipse Award winner Covfefe in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 2, worked four furlongs this morning in 47.20 for Thursday’s Grade I La Brea Stakes, one of five added money races on the program as Santa Anita begins its 83rd season of world-class racing.“I got her in 46 and four, cruising,” said Simon Callaghan, who trains the bay daughter of Quality Road for Kaleem Shah. Jockey Brice Blanc was aboard for the drill, but regular rider Flavien Prat will be up again in the La Brea.Bellafina was “in tight” in the Breeders’ Cup race, but was gaining at the end of seven furlongs, beaten only three-quarters of a length by Covfefe, winner of six of her eight career starts and likely to be crowned three-year-old filly champion of 2019 off her glowing record.“I think that’s Bellafina’s best race to date,” Callaghan said of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint which was held at Santa Anita for a record 10th time. “She ran over a 100 Beyer (104) for the first time and I think we’ve really found what she wants to do, and that’s (run) seven-eighths.“Hopefully, we’ll have a good year with her. After the La Brea we’ll give her a little time and wait for Keeneland in April. I think we’ll have a fun rivalry with Covfefe going forward.”Entries for Thursday’s opening day card will be taken tomorrow.First post time opening day will be 11:30 a.m. Admission gates open at 9:30 a.m.First post time Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 27, 28 and 29, will be 12:30 p.m. with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Dec. 30 and 31 and resume live racing on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 12:30 p.m.BAFFERT SENDS OUT TWO IN BID TO UPSET OMAHA BEACHBob Baffert seeks his fourth victory in the prestigious Runhappy Malibu Stakes on opening day when he sends out Much Better and Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster.The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer is first to admit he’ll have to beat Omaha Beach to get the money even though both of his runners have shown an affinity for the seven furlong distance of the Grade I Malibu, which Baffert won last year with McKinzie and in 2011 with The Factor and 2013 with Shakin It Up.“I’d be OK with them going seven-eighths if Omaha Beach wasn’t in there,” Baffert said. “A horse that looks good too is Complexity (winner of three of five for Chad Brown and scheduled to work at Santa Anita tomorrow).”ROSARIO EYES BACK-TO-BACK SAN ANTONIO WINS ON GIFT BOXJoel Rosario seeks a repeat win on Gift Box in the San Antonio Stakes when he rides the six-year-old for John Sadler opening day. Gift Box worked five furlongs Friday in 1:00.20.Rosario won the Grade II event last Dec. 26, then followed with a nose triumph over McKinzie in a thrilling renewal of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap.Agent Ron Anderson also has Rosario booked on Mother Mother in the La Brea Stakes and Mucho Unusual in the Lady of Shamrock Stakes Thursday, and Encoder in the Eddie Logan Stakes Friday. Mother Mother worked six furlongs today in a bullet 1:12.80 while Encoder worked five furlongs in 1:01.80.STORM THE COURT IN FIRST BREEZE BACK SUNDAYStorm the Court, upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1 at odds of nearly 46-1, is scheduled to have his first workout Sunday since that race, in which he thrust himself firmly in the mix for an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male.“He’ll probably work four furlongs,” said Peter Eurton, who trains the bay son of Court Vision, and depending on weather, could embark on the Triple Crown trail in February or March.With the division seemingly wide open, Eurton and his connections are optimistic about the colt’s chances of being named champion when honors are announced at the 49th annual Eclipse Awards dinner Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park.“We’re hoping for the best, plus all the horses that came out of the Juvenile have done well,” Eurton said. “We’re going to show up for the awards, enjoy the day and hope things go our way. Right now it looks like he’s going to start back (to the races) in February, but if he doesn’t make it because of the weather, we’ll wait until March. We have lots of options.” SANTA ANITA’S ‘SEABISCUIT’ SERVES AS HANDS-ON FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENFighting Furrari, better known as the primary horse used in the 2003 movie “Seabiscuit,” has been retired from his duties as Santa Anita’s mascot and has been relocated to the Square Peg Foundation in Half Moon Bay, California, which specializes in providing horses for emotional support for children with Autism.While a winner of just one of his 16 career starts on the track, Fighting Furrari was one of the most recognized horses at Santa Anita. Also known by his barn name “Fred,” the 21-year-old gelding has been tacked up in the authentic Seabiscuit attire and led to the infield round pen on weekends to the delight of fans. His handler would educate, answer questions and allow people young and old to pet him, watch him do tricks and be lunged or ridden around the ring.Over the years, when Santa Anita was closed for live racing, “Fred” would be turned out at a local stable under the care of Candace Coder Chew, Santa Anita’s Director of Print & Graphics and the President of CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account which overseas grants for Thoroughbred aftercare programs in the state, where he would be ridden on the trails and in the show ring.“It is fitting that Fred will live out his days doing what he does best, taking care of young children,” said Chew. “A few years ago, Ability First came to Santa Anita with a number of autistic and Down syndrome children. In addition to all of the kids petting Fred and giving him carrots, one young boy got to lead Fred around the walking ring. With cameras flashing, the boy marched around that ring, talking to the horse the entire time.“Later, we were told the boy was non-verbal, and that the horse seemed to connect with him on some level, encouraging speech. It was an incredible thing to witness–the almost ethereal connection between an autistic child and a horse. As Fred was getting older, Square Peg presents him with the best retirement possible as it will allow him to be lovingly cared for and to continue to do what he does best.”Since 2004, Square Peg, a certified CARMA program and an accredited TAA charity, has used retired racehorses as therapeutic horses for children with variety of diagnosis, including Autism. Some of the horses are ridden, while others provide an emotional connection for the kids who may have never been exposed to horses. Fighting Furrari now lives on the beautiful hillside facility in Northern California with eight other horses, several cats and a Bloodhound. He is adapting well and will soon have his duties defined.Fighting Furrari landed his “Seabiscuit” role because of his remarkable physical likeness to the 1940 Horse of the Year. Like the original Seabiscuit, he also has always connected with the people around him. “Fred” earned less than $5,000 on the racetrack, but he was a champion in the show ring. In his younger years, he teamed with a young Randi Pomrehn, who campaigned him with much success in local shows, winning many jumping championships. A succession of female handlers attended to him at Santa Anita, and his duties included running with the winners of the Santa Anita Derby Day 5k, appearing at the Arboretum for orchestral performances, being featured in numerous movie and television shows and greeting many different groups at Santa Anita.For more info on the Square Peg Foundation, see www.squarepegfoundation.org. SANTA ANITA HOSTS CRAFT BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL OPENING DAYIn addition to world class racing and Santa Anita’s coveted traditional wall calendar on opening day, Dec. 26, fans will be treated to some of the best brews and ciders in Southern California as the track stages it’s popular Craft Beer and Cider Trackside Festival as well.Available to those 21 and over, the Opening Day Beer and Cider Festival will provide attendees with trackside seating and mouth-watering barbeque, provided by Meathead BBQ. The following packages are available at santaanita.com:VIP PACKAGE ($55):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider tastings–One Signature BBQ Plate from Meathead BBQ–3 oz. Tasting Cup–$5 Wagering Voucher–Access to Special VIP Trackside Seating–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand SeatingGENERAL PACKAGE ($32):–Eight (3 oz.) Beer or Cider Tastings–3 oz. Tasting Cup–$5 Wagering Voucher–Club House Admission–Racing Program–Wagering Tip Sheet–Access to Trackside and Grandstand Seating AreasPlease note, children are welcome in trackside seating areas, but you must be 21 or over to purchase the package. Seating is not guaranteed.For additional information regarding opening day and Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.SANTA ANITA’S POPULAR WALL CALENDAR FREE ON OPENING DAYA “must-have” among racegoers for decades, Santa Anita’s traditional wall calendar will be available free to all fans with paid admission on opening day, Thursday, Dec. 26. This year’s calendar will include racing highlights from the past 12 months and information about the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), which is based at Santa Anita and assists retired racehorses in finding their next career and home.CARMA, which operates largely on purse money designated by Thoroughbred owners, facilitates funding and networking for over 20 aftercare charities in addition to running a placement program serving horses that have competed at Santa Anita, Del Mar and Golden Gate Fields.CARMA hosts a variety of fund-raising events on a monthly basis, including Thoroughbred Classic Horse Shows, in which retired racehorses can compete against each other in multiple disciplines. CARMA also assists with aftercare awareness events and placement success stories.SANTA ANITA’S $5,000 ONLINE ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNSSanta Anita’s popular free online “ShowVivor” returns to The Great Race Place on opening day. With special early first post time on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the contest offers fans a total of $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize–to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meeting, which will conclude June 21.Registration at santaanita.com is free and easy and ShowVivor participants are required to select one horse from one race each racing day. That horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “ShowVive.” If the player’s selection fails to run 1-2-3, that individual is not totally eliminated, as he or she may start up a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest “show streak” on June 21 will be declared the top prize winner of $2,500.The longest “show streak” is one of five separate ways to win beginning Dec. 26:SHOW STREAK The player that has the longest “show” or no-worse than third place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500.Players are advised that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive, but they will not receive credit for any days missed.WIN STREAK This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.TOTAL WINS On closing day, June 21, the player who has selected the most total wins will receive a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES This also carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total places or second place finishes.LARGEST SINGLE WIN PAYOUT With a payoff of $500, this rewards the player with the highest single day win payout through June 21.Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at santaanita.com/showvivor, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be paid no later than 10 minutes until first race post time.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:Bellafina (Callaghan) 12-20-19Gift Box (Sadler) 12-20-19Mother Mother (Outside) and Eddy Forever (Baffert) 12-20-19Neptune’s Storm (Outside) and Madman (Baltas) 12-20-19Instagrand (Outside) and Brill (Chatlos) 12-19-19Angel Alessandra (Outside) and Amatara (Baltas) 12-19-19Two Thirty Five (Purple Jacket) (Baltas) and Draft Pick (Blue Jacket) (Eurton) 12-17-19Omaha Beach (Outside) (Mandella) 12-17-19
MAURICIO POCHETTINO is set for a boost with Kyle Walker-Peters returning to full training next week.Walker-Peters, 22, missed the 2-2 draw at Arsenal with a hamstring problem but the injury was deemed minor by medics.2 Kyle Walker-Peters has handed Mauricio Pochettino a fitness boostCredit: PA:Empics SportPoch played Davison Sanchez at right-back at the Emirates Stadium but should have Walker-Peters available for Crystal Palace after the international break.The youngster impressed against Manchester City after getting given his chance following Kieran Trippier’s departure.Pochettino will make a decision on when to get him back to action as Spurs also have their Champions League opener against Olympiacos four days after playing Palace.New arrival Giovani Lo Celso is also on the mend after getting hurt in Thursday’s heated clash between Argentina and Chile.The on-loan Real Betis star, 23, picked up a nasty knock to the ankle in the feisty match – where ten yellow cards were shown.2THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict England, Wales and Scotland vs Belgium scores this weekend and win £100Lo Celso was clattered into by a studs-up lunge from Charles Aranguiz after just 53 minutes of the game in Los Angeles.He was taken off the pitch in pain, but has now insisted he is fine and should be available.Poch is yet to hand a start to his compatriot after bringing him in this summer to give him an extra creative option.Michael Owen has told how he saw sad sight of Paul Gascoigne turning up at Real Madrid with his football boots
JOSE MOURINHO hailed a ballboy for helping Spurs into the Champions League last-16.Tottenham’s new boss high-fived and hugged the beaming youngster after his quick-thinking led to Harry Kane’s first goal.4 Jose Mourinho high fived and cuddled a ball boy after his quick thinking got Spurs back into the matchCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHe swiftly threw the ball to Serge Aurier, whose throw set up Lucas Moura’s cross for Kane to level after Spurs were 2-0 down to Olympiakos.Aurier smashed Spurs ahead before Kane became the fastest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals — in just his 24th game in the tournament — as his second sealed a 4-2 victory.Kane has now scored 23 in 23 matches in all competitions for club and country this season.Hero Kane said: “It’s great to score goals — but tonight was all about qualifying.“It was a disappointing start, we didn’t come out with any energy, and they got two goals. It was an uphill battle — but Dele Alli’s goal changed the momentum.”Mourinho revealed he asked a steward to invite the ballboy into the Spurs dressing room after the game — but he could not be found.The Portuguese said: “I love intelligent ball boys. He understood the game and made an assist.”Goal – KANEAssist – BALL BOYQuick thinking helped to get Spurs level against Olympiacos 🧠👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/FKq9rNdQfS— 🇩🇪Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport🇩🇪 (@btsportfootball) November 26, 2019 4 The ball boy quickly gave the ball to Serge Aurier to throw – Spurs caught Olympiakos unaware to scoreCredit: BT Sport4 The boy was beaming as he was approached by MourinhoCredit: BT Sport4 After a high five, Mourinho gave him a cuddle and a few quick wordsCredit: BT SportJose Mourinho says he wanted to invite the heroic Spurs ballboy to the dressing room after the match but couldn’t find himMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himHe added: “To do that you have to be a very good ball boy.”I was, between 10 and 16-years-old, a very good ball boy and he was a very good ball boy.”He was reading the game and wasn’t looking at the stands.”I wanted to invite him to the dressing room to celebrate with the players but he had disappeared.”
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is under increasing pressure at Manchester United – with Mauricio Pochettino waiting in the wings to replace him.SunSport revealed the under-fire Old Trafford boss told his players he will be sacked if they lose to Tottenham and City in their next two games.3 How Man Utd could line up under Pochettino with Kane, Eriksen and AlderweireldPoch, 47, has long been linked with a United takeover and after his shock sacking at Spurs the Argentine is the clear favourite to succeed struggling Solskjaer.He would inherit a squad that has stuck with a consistent backline this season with keeper David De Gea, and the centre back pairing of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.Aaron Wan-Bissaka has nailed down the right-back spot while 19-year-old Brandon Williams has emerged as the first-choice left back.Before United splashed out a record £80m on ex-Leicester defender Maguire, they were linked with Spurs contract rebel Alderweireld – who has not extended his deal that expires in the summer.If he were to take over, Poch could opt to pair the Belgian with Maguire or have him as competition for Lindelof – all while not paying a penny for the 30-year-old soon-to-be free agent.United’s lack of creativity in midfield has continued to be a sticking point for Solskjaer this season, despite consistency from Scott McTominay.Old Trafford bosses were put off spending £60m on Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes this summer, a scoring talent Poch desperately tried to sign at Tottenham.3If the Argentine manager is to get his way, he could force United chiefs to pay whatever it takes to recruit Fernandes, and partner him with playmaker Paul Pogba.They could be helped out in the transfer race with new Spurs boss Mourinho confirming they are not interested in Fernandes – with Dele Alli on form under his new manager.Potentially following Alderweireld out the door next summer is attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, who failed to secure a move away from North London this summer.The Dane’s heart appears to be set on Real Madrid but Poch could tempt him to remain in England as part of a new look United side.Another major issue for Solskjaer has been a lack of consistency with his attacking line.Selling Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan this summer – along with Alexis Sanchez – and not signing a replacement has cost the United boss.Winger Daniel James, who arrived from Swansea for £15m has been a bright spark on the right wing.But Marcus Rashford has been forced to constantly switch from out wide to down the middle throughout the campaign, and forward Anthony Martial has only five goals.3Solskjaer tells Man United stars he WILL be sacked if they lose to Spurs and Man City as Pochettino waits in wingsManchester United news ODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingGossip’DEAD’ PAULPogba’s proposed £15m-a-year Real transfer risks wage row after virus pay cutOD TO JOYMan Utd ‘very close’ to extending Ighalo deal says agent in dramatic U-turnLive BlogUTD LATESTMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer news from Old TraffordThe solution, how possible it is or not, would be to go for Spurs hitman and serial scorer Harry Kane.It would come at quite a cost, but club legend Roy Keane was adamant all United’s problems would end if they would be able to persuade the England skipper to make the risky switch to Old Trafford.Kane scored 171 goals under Poch during their five seasons together, and the striker could be top of his transfer list, wherever he goes next.
5TOTTENHAM stars Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon have been pictured jogging side-by-side despite the government’s strict social distancing warnings.The Spurs players are continuing to keep fit despite football being placed on a lockdown for the foreseeable future with training grounds closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Tottenham stars Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez were allegedly spotted jogging as they ignored social distancing orders5 The Tottenham pair were captured on video jogging by a car on the green in close proximityKeeping a gap of two metres has been described as one of the most effective methods to tackle the outbreak of Covid-19.According to experts, this practice will help to slow down the spread of the deadly coronavirus bug.Spurs and all other football clubs have been placed on lockdown along with the rest of the country in order to try and halt the infection rate escalating, with footballers told to train at home and alone.However, a passerby shared an image online of the 23-year-old Colombian international and English ace, 19, running alongside each other near to Hadley Common in North London.A spokesman for Tottenham said: “All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors.”We shall continue to reinforce this message.”It comes as the pandemic has affected thousands of people across the globe – with cases in 183 countries.And in the UK alone, the death toll has now broken the 6,000-barrier after 758 deaths were recorded in England alone on Monday on the deadliest day so far.NHS England confirmed the latest victims were aged between 23 and 102 – with the 23-year-old having no underlying health conditions.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page. Meanwhile Wayne Rooney was told off by police for breaking the coronavirus lockdown with repeat offender Kyle Walker.The former Man Utd and England captain, 34, was collared for breaking social distancing rules with the Manchester City full-back.The pair, who are next-door neighbours, were enjoying an early evening stroll with their families on Friday when they bumped into each other.A female cop, who was nearby on another call, pounced and gave them a telling off before ordering them to go home separately.A source said Rooney had taken two of his four kids to Prestbury golf course for a walk.England defender Walker, 29, was also walking the course with his model ex, Annie Kilner, 27, and their three young children.Lockdown rules allow people to go out for exercise once a day, but not to meet friends.5 Ryan Sessegnon was believed to be one of the Spurs players running near the club’s training groundCredit: PA:Press Association5 Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez was believed to be the other player running with the youngsterCredit: GettyThat followed on from Jack Grealish’s apology after he was also caught out going against government advice.The Aston Villa captain, 24, took to Twitter to beg forgiveness after ignoring his own advice to stay indoors as he “stupidly agreed” to attend an all-night party.But it failed to prevent furious Villa chiefs from publicly blasting their skipper and hitting him with a £100,000 fine.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHe has also earned the contempt of the nation who are battling coronavirus — and jeopardised a potential England call-up.West Midlands Police were called to the Dickens Heath area of Solihull before 10am on Sunday after reports that a Range Rover had crashed into parked cars in the street.The Sun published images of a damaged white Range Rover and a confused-looking Grealish in a bright blue hoodie, shorts, one slipper and a flip flop.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealPeople in Brighton stroll along Hove seafront in large numbers making social distancing tricky as coronavirus grips UK
5TOTTENHAM stars are still being put through their paces under the watchful eye of manager Jose Mourinho with home workouts on Zoom.Mourinho’s new daily routine consists of training his players via video and helping with food deliveries for Haringey Council to help in the coronavirus fight.5 Tottenham players during a training session conducted on Zoom5 Spurs players were all given exercise bikes for training at home5 Tottenham players stretch out after a session⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesSky Sports followed the Spurs boss for a day and revealed the methods he is using to keep his players fit with the season having been suspended since March.The Tottenham squad – including fit-again striker Harry Kane and captain Hugo Lloris – all clock in for work virtually before doing a series of training sessions.Spurs stars can be seen taking orders from Mourinho and his team through their laptops.And Mourinho revealed the club were prepared for the unprecedented measures as they supplied their players with exercise bikes and other equipment before Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 23.He said: “I’m just coordinating but so many people, in their houses, are doing amazing work.”We are trying to give the players, even before the lockdown, (we) sought immediately to try and give the players the right conditions for a possible lockdown that appeared a few days or a couple of weeks later; equip their houses with equipment where they can train.”The IT people organising everything in the training was hard work by everybody and I am really proud of the people and the players working really hard in very strange conditions.”5Despite Mourinho’s organised home workouts, he faced a police warning last month after conducting a training with Tottenham stars in a London park, despite the strict lockdown rules.The 57-year-old later apologised, but to make matters worse Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon, Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko have all been caught breaking coronavirus guidelines with club bosses forced to remind their staff about Covid-19 safety measures.Mourinho is currently locked down with goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos, tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho and Tottenham’s head of first-team performance Carlos Lalin in a rented house.And the Spurs boss, who famously called old rival Arsene Wenger a ‘specialist in failure’, revealed: “We try our best, we don’t have our families with us but we are big friends and friends are family and we work a lot.”Time flies and when it comes to cooking we try as simple as possible so I’m the fried egg specialist and the other guys, they are a bit better than I am.Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old Trafford“I miss football but I try not to be selfish — just balanced and human.“I prefer to say I miss our world — football is part of that. But we have to be patient and fight our fight. I prefer to wait for better days.“I’m so sorry for families destroyed by bad news.”José Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdown
On that occasion, Burgess was taken off after 31 minutes, passed his HIA check and started the second half in a tight 24-18 win.On Thursday, Burgess reeled out of a collision with Roosters back-rower Isaac Liu in which the Rabbitohs lock – while attempting to tackle Liu – collected the Rooster’s shoulder on his jaw.Burgess was only briefly dazed and waved away the trainer, playing on for a set in defence before a sideline assessment of the footage deemed he needed to come off for a HIA check.”Sammy was obviously concussed there,” his coach Michael Maguire said after the game.”The assessment was made. He came off after they assessed him and had an understanding of what went on [from] the sideline. We checked him again at half-time and the doctor basically came and said he won’t go back out so that was the call.”Burgess said it was disappointing to have to leave the field but understood the measures are there to protect players.”You never do [want to come off] as a player – I felt all right on the field,” he said.”The medical staff said after review that I should leave the field so I followed their instruction and unfortunately failed the test at half-time.”It’s there to protect the players. It’s disappointing but it’s what we have to do now as players.”Asked about the confusion where it was initially reported Burgess had passed the check, he added: “I think I got up to the final stages of it but I also had a head test last week as well which they took into account so two in close, the doctors ruled me out.”Maguire lamented a horror first half completion rate of 10 from 18 for his team not giving themselves a square chance against the Roosters.”The first half was probably the area that really let us down. Our completions were about 53 to 56 per cent,” he asid.”We just applied too much pressure on ourselves, we just weren’t smart with the ball at times as well. We had some good play at times and just didn’t do enough of it.”He was however happy with the defensive resolve that stopped the score-line getting out of hand.”The Roosters, with the amount of ball they had, could have run away with a few more but the boys fought so that’s inside them but we have to get a lot better around our attack and make sure we lift those completion rates up,” he added.
The five, especially Casemiro and Valverde, are a perfect example of the policy that Real Madrid has been drawing for almost a decade now: sign young talent at low cost in the hope of developing it under the huge umbrella of the white club, also taking advantage of the assignments to gain experience. Without going any further, Madrid was asked last summer to sit and talk for Pogba 180 million; twice the amount invested in its five men in the Arab Super Cup. The five together have been cheaper than other midfielders transferred in recent years such as Coutinho (160 million) or Pogba (105).James, the one that remains to enterThere are six midfielders of the Real Madrid squad and Zidane has already managed to take five of them to their best level; only missing James Rodriguez, precisely the only one of them for which a disbursement of galactic category was made (75 million euros to Monaco in 2014). The Colombian did not count, but in the end he stayed and Zidane started using him a lot, but his performance drop and injuries have taken him away from the good moment of the team. Before Sevilla, a game in which Valverde will not play for his expulsion in the Super Cup final, the Colombian has options to enjoy minutes, in the eleven or in the second half. A midfield, formed by Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Kroos and Valverde, which has given not a few joys to Real Madrid at a very low cost; the first three have been present in the four Champions League won since 2014; the German, in the last three; and only the Uruguayan has lost that golden age, but at his age (just 21 years) his thing is not the titles won, but those that are about to rise. The combined cost of the five for Madrid to get its services does not reach 100 million: Isco and Modric cost 30 each, Kroos 25, Casemiro 5.5 and Valverde, only 5. Today, according to Transfermarkt, the value of the quintet amounts to 245 million. It was the Spanish Super Cup of Courtois and its stops in the final; Valverde’s final sacrifice to keep his family alive with that direct red after ‘hunting’ Morata; de Ramos marking the decisive penalty despite an obvious sprain in his right ankle; and 4-5-1 with which Zidane overcame his many casualties (Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Asensio …) to tame the game and end up raising the title. It worked as pearls against Valencia, with less brightness against Atleti but still, giving Madrid security with a ball that is the starting point for everything that may come ahead. In Saudi Arabia, the average of 95.5 million euros earned a place in Zizou’s mind facing the big games of the remainder of the course.