The draws for the Hibernian Inn North Championship made in Nenagh last night also sees Lorrha-Dorrha vs. Templederry Kenyons, Burgess vs. Portroe, Silvermines vs. Toomevara, Nenagh Eire Og vs. Ballina and Kilruane McDonaghs take on Borrisokane.The two other senior sides Roscrea and Borrisoleigh get byes in the Quarter Finals of the North Senior Championship.Meanwhile in the North Intermediate draw Moneygall and Roscrea face each other in the quarter finals and the winner goes on to face Kildangan in the semis while Ballinahinch and Shannon Rovers clash in the last four of the competition. No times or dates have been fixed yet but the North PRO expects the games to get underway in May.Speaking on Tipp FM John Delaney says the draws have thrown up some interesting pairings particularly the clash involving the 2016 champions
Tipp FM’s coverage of the game in Thurles gets underway at 4.50pm on Saturday and will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles.We’ll also bring you coverage of Tipperary V Kilkenny in DIvision 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League from 6.50 on Saturday evening. Our broadcast will be in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea and Arrabawn Store, Tyone, Nenagh. The Premier were due to play the Leinster side at Semple Stadium last Sunday but the match was postponed and refixed for this coming Saturday evening.Tipp will go second in the Division 3 table if they win.Liam says losing their last meeting with the O’Farrell County was costly.
Photo © Pixabay Shane Duffy has committed his long term future to Brighton and Hove Albion.The Republic of Ireland defended has signed a new four year contract with the newly promoted Premier League club.Albion broke their club record to sign the Derry native from Blackburn Rovers for £4 million last summer.Meanwhile James McCarthy will sit out Everton’s Europa League play off first leg against Hajduk Split at Goodison Park tonight. The Republic of Ireland midfielder is said to have suffered a fresh knee injury, just a couple of weeks ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia.Kick off is at 8.05.
Thurles Sarsfields were well beaten in the Munster Junior B Hurling final.They lost out by 10 points to 5 to Kilavullen of Cork in Raneenagh yesterday. However the Tipp outfit still progress to the All Ireland semi-finals where they will face John Lockes of Callan next weekend. Photo © Tipp FM
The Lagos club added that landing Emordi as their head coach is “another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward.”“Okey Emordi’s knowledge, experience and record shows clearly that he has been the outstanding coach in the Nigerian football space in the past decade or so and we are very delighted he has decided to join us. His appointment is yet another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward and never rest on our oars.“We want to play in the NPFL (Nigeria Professional Football League) next season and we believe Okey’s appointment gives us a massive opportunity to do that. Once we shared our vision with him, he decided to take up the challenge and we are delighted he was convinced to join us having seen our vision for the club. We expect him to sustain and improve on all that we have achieved as a football club on the pitch and help our players and young coaches become even better,” COD Utd CEO, Shola Opaleye, said.Emordi is ready for the challenge of working in the second tier. He said he had to carefully make the decision to return to coaching and accepted the role at COD United because they are “a very organized club with big ambitions.”“I have joined a very organised club with big ambitions. As you know, I have worked with some of the biggest clubs in Nigeria and even Africa and so I had to carefully consider this. Having spoken to the club and seen what they have done so far, I am excited to take on the challenge of ensuring the club plays in the NPFL next season,” said Emordi, whose last coaching role was in 2015 at former Nigerian champions, Kano.Emordi, who guided Enyimba to win the 2004 CAF Champions League, will take charge of his first competitive in the second tier with COD United against Abia Comets at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos on May 7.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former CAF Champions League winner, Okey Emordi, has been appointed as head coach of City Of David (COD) United.The Nigeria National League (NNL) club announced the appointment of Emordi on Wednesday and explained their decision to hook the experienced trainer.
as Chikatara’s celebrated transfer to Wydad fall flatThe bitter row between two agencies representing Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to drag on till September, following a sharp disagreement between the parties laying claim to the interest of the Super Eagles forward.According to Africanfootball.com, the hearing of the case before the England FA was slated for May 9, but up till now what has happened have being arguments and defences by the agencies involved – Stellar Group who are based in the United Kingdom and First Eleven from the USA.“The longer this case drags the better it is for Manchester City and bad for the player,” one of the interested parties told AfricanFootball.com Recently, First Eleven tabled a new Manchester City that will pay the Nigeria youngster 50,000 pounds a week, but it was later learnt the other agents told the player they could clinch him a much better deal.First Eleven are arguing that Iheanacho breached his subsisting contract with them by agreeing to work with Stellar Group.In a related development and what seems to be a season of failed contract agreement for Nigerian young stars, as Abia Warriors chairman Emeka Inyama has disclosed that the Nigeria league club have cancelled an agreement they signed with Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca for striker Chisom Chikatara.Earlier this year, Chikatara agreed to join Wydad on a three-year contract that would have paid Abia Warriors $500,000 with the player netting a salary of $250,000 a year.Wydad had also agreed to be paying the striker salary immediately the agreement was signed, but they failed to do so.However, Inyama first hinted AfricanFootball.com last week that the deal was heading for the rocks as the Moroccans were yet to pay the club and player any dime.“The deal with Wydad is cancelled,” Inyama told AfricanFootball.comThe decision of Abia Warriors comes at a time when the chairman said there has been renewed interest in the striker who shone at the last CHAN in Rwanda.“There is a renewal of interest in the player as we have received offers from all over Europe for him now – Austria, Germany, among other countries,” he informed.“We will study these offers before we decide on the boy’s future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman for the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations Cup, Lagos 2016, Seyi Akinwunmi, has assured Nigerians that the Supersand Eagles would at the end of the competition put smiles on their faces by winning the tournament and also picking the ticket to the 2017 World Cup.The final of the tournament has been scheduled for Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Eko Atlantic City.Akinwunmi, who is also the 1st vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, stated that, the Sand Eagles team is fully prepared to face the stiff challenges from the top contenders battling for the FIFA World Cup at the Lagos 2016 Beach Nations Cup. He urged Nigerians to come out in full to support the Supersand Eagles to victory. “The friendly match the Sand Eagles played against Switzerland at the Copa Lagos, has helped tuned up the character of the team and had improved them technical, these were very obvious in the team’s matches played so far in the competition. Despite losing 3-1 on penalties to Cote d’Ivoire, after playing a 4-4 draw at the end of regulation, the Supersand Eagles are still favourites to win the title and grab the slot to play at the Bahamas 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.”The LOC boss expressed delight, on the commendation of CAF officials on the excellent facilities provided for the competition by the Lagos State government. “It feels good to hear CAF thumbs-up the facilities at the Eko Atlantic City.The excellent organisation of the tournament has been possible by the smooth synergy between the NFF and the Lagos State government. This is the fruit of the partnership between the NFF and Lagos over the years. Before now, the leadership of the NFF and the Lagos State team had a teething problem, but we have been able to resolve that. We are very proud of what we have done so far, we shall continue to improve until after the final match on Sunday.”Today is a match free day at the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations. The LOC has concluded plans to take the players and officials on a bus tour and boat cruise across Lagos. Matches will resume tomorrow with semi-final matches and other classification games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Nigeria Association of Shotokan Karate (NASK) is set to host the 3rd edition of Training with the Champions scheduled for August 29th, 2017 with Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan as workshop and seminar coordinator and Instructor.NASK is the most practised karate style in the world and also the most respected karate association in Nigeria.According to the associationâ€™s chief, Mr John Ogwo: “The 3rd edition is being put together to create opportunities for thousand of karate practitioners in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to participate in. â€œIt is also a way of saving members and other practitioners the cost of travelling abroad for the workshop and seminar.Mr Ogwo further said that NASKâ€™s desire is to see to the development of karate technically in Nigeria and neighbouring African countries was the reason for bringing the two world re-known karate instructors from England here for the programme.â€œSensei (Masters) Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan are in Nigeria to run the four-days international training programme in Lagos on the 29th of August, 2017.”Participants are expected from all the states of the federation as well as from some other Anglophone and Francophone African countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Next year’s World Cup hosts Russia welcomes European champions Portugal to Moscow for the second round of group games in the Confederation Cup. The other game of the evening is between Mexico and New Zealand.Pay TV channel, StarTimes, has promised to beam the games live from the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow to the watching pleasure of its Nigerian subscribers.The European champions will be hoping to add some extra silverware to their international trophy cabinet, whilst the Russians are chasing their first major trophy as a nation, whilst simultaneously preparing for next summerâ€™s World Cup.As expected, host nation Russia got off to a comfortable start in their Confederations Cup campaign, beating OFC Nations Cup holders New Zealand while European champions Portugal were held to a 2-2 draw against CONCACAF Cup champions Mexico. It goes without saying that all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo in Moscow. Heâ€™s Portugalâ€™s talisman and everything flows through him on the pitch. As youâ€™d expect, the Portuguese often look to Ronaldo to carry them forwards and tend to give him the ball whenever heâ€™s in space.However, he was slightly abject against Mexico and given the speculation surrounding his future and the impending tax avoidance charges, heâ€™s got a lot on his plate at present. Will he be fully focussed on the Confederations Cup? A lack of focus could seep into his game and consequently hinder his national side.Russia have only ever qualified for three World Cups, given a free pass into 2018 since theyâ€™re the host nation, whilst reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2008 represents the only time theyâ€™ve progressed beyond the group stage of a major international tournament. Theyâ€™re not a nation steeped in footballing history and itâ€™s apparent in the quality of their current squad. Portugal has a better first team and depth, so the key for Russia is putting in a solid team performance. They need everyone to pull their own weight and to play as one collective against a strong Portugal side containing Ronaldo. Retaining shape and staying solid at the back will be important.Commenting on the match, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said tickets for the group game between Portugal and Russia have been sold.â€œIt is one of the most awaited games of the competition featuring hosts nation Russia and UEFA Euro 2016 Winners Portugal. Both teams are going to make debut in this edition of FIFA Confederations Cup. So naturally, fans are eager to see their team playing the competition for the first time.The FIFA Confederations Cup, in its tenth edition featuring Germany, Russia, Portugal, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Cameroon,StarTimes has promised its subscribers that they can enjoy the best of the Confederation matches and other thrilling sporting actions on its ST World Football Channels 244 and 254 and ST Sport Premium channel 246.Speaking on these coming Confederation Cup matches, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes remains committed to delivering quality sporting contents to its subscribers.â€œQuality sporting content was the reason behind the acquisitions of sporting rights such as the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa and other sporting event like the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League and Eredivisie.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
In furtherance of the vision and in line with her 2017/2018 seasonâ€™s objective, the FCBESCOLA, Â Lagos, Â launched Â a Â new Â campus at the Children Â international School, Lekki, during to cater for the talents that abound in the axis.The management of the school revealed that the FCBESCOLA facility in Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, remains her parent campus because she is poised to expand beyond Nigeria since she is the first in sub-Saharan Africa. Leslie Oghomienor, Chairman Blaugrana Group International, the promoters of the prestigious academy, in his address to the gathering, revealed that children International School, was chosen from a pack of very good schools to play host to the global brand after a holistic assessment, ranging from vision, objectives, management, leadership style, staff attitude and quality, environment, facilities, health, security, Â and Â safety Â among Â others.Â Â The Â school Â is Â well Â grounded Â in teaching Â endurable Â leadership Â values, Â character Â building, Â developing Â and growing stars in various sports, judging from many local and international laurels it has won.He expressed his convictionÂ that the partnership would fast track growth for both institutions, noting that the next Messi or Neymar might come from Children International School, Lagos. â€˜After a thorough assessment, in consonance withÂ our standards, values, and mode ofÂ operation,Â we were absolutely convinced that there was no other place to pitch our tent but here. A child canâ€™t be trained here and remain the same. It is impossible. We are here to make a difference by adding immense value to what the school is noted for in favour of our focus of the season,â€™ he stated.In his speech, Mark McLuckie, Head, Children International School, expressed the managementâ€™s overwhelming excitement to be a part of an institution that is strongly passionate, about raising a new generation of leaders, using the school as a training ground. â€˜The FCBESCOLA model of excellence is what we cannot ignore, because it fits into our culture and traditions. Here in Children International School, we want the best for our children, even beyond the classroom. Thus, FCBESCOLA is a strongbrand to associate with,â€™ he explained.In the words of Bernat Villa, Technical Director of the Academy,Â aside our focuson talent discovery and development, making our methodology easily accessibleby reaching out to more talents, through the establishment of more campuses withoutÂ compromising our quality and values will beÂ strategically pursued.Deji Tinubu, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, in his remark said, that FCBESCOLAÂ andÂ ChildrenÂ International Â School areÂ two great brands coming together to grow new generation of leaders that will make the country proud in their chosen fields of human endeavors. He pledged the continuous support of the government and people of Lagos State in ensuring that the reason for the collaboration is achieved in the shortest possible time. â€˜What the two organization is doing will have tremendous positive impact on the children, who areÂ our future. I make bold to say that FCBESCOLA Lagos, is the first and only full fledge, all season Soccer Academy in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the vision that will outlived us. Therefore, giving the project, our full backing is for our own collective interest. We must not relent in supporting this novel idea,â€™ he said.The FCBESCOLA/Children International School facilities can be compared with first class well equipped international standard facility, he further explained. However, trial sessions for the Â remaining vacant positions for Â the Elite 96Scholarship Project, Â has Â since Â begun Â at Â the Â Island Â Campus, Â Interested candidates betweenÂ the Â ages of six andÂ 18 can still apply.TheÂ project offersÂ full scholarship Â for Â gifted Â talents Â who Â have Â successfully Â gone Â through rigorous, physical and technical test.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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Written By Auburn expects to return to practice Monday minus 16 players sidelined after positive COVID-19 tests.Coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday night that the Tigers had five positives early in the week and four more after additional testing Thursday. With contact tracing, seven others who had close contact with them face a mandatory 14-day quarantine.“We had two position groups where we did not have enough guys,” coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday night. He declined to say which positions.Malzahn said players didn’t want to attend meetings Thursday after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.Players who test positive must stay isolated for 10 days followed by a seven-day reacclimation process.The Tigers haven’t practiced since Tuesday and canceled a planned scrimmage on Saturday. Malzahn said players will be tested Sundays and Thursdays.The Tigers are scheduled to open the season on Sept. 26 against Kentucky.(Image Credit: AP) Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 31st August, 2020 08:30 IST Auburn Expected To Be Without 16 Players In Practice Return Auburn expects to return to practice Monday minus 16 players sidelined after positive COVID-19 tests. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 31st August, 2020 08:30 IST
WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News COMMENT FOLLOW US José Iglesias and Bryan Holaday had RBI doubles in the 11th inning for Baltimore, and Iglesias threw out the potential tying run at home plate as the Orioles salvaged a 4-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays to break a five-game losing streak.Iglesias’ leadoff hit, to deep left-center field, scored Anthony Santander, who started the inning at second base. Holaday then doubled to right field to drive in Iglesias. Both hits came off Toronto reliever Anthony Bass (2-2).Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had an RBI single in the 11th to draw Toronto closer but was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a Rowdy Tellez hit. Right fielder Santander missed the cutoff man, but Iglesias ranged over from his shortstop position to deliver the relay from near the right field line.Iglesias and Santander each had two hits for Baltimore, and César Valdez (1-1) worked two innings to earn the win.Toronto’s Teoscar Hernández threw out Mason Williams at home plate in the 10th inning to complete a double play, but the Blue Jays couldn’t capitalize in their half of the frame.Gurriel had three hits for Toronto, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.Toronto scored twice in the fifth inning when Baltimore’s Hanser Alberto threw wildly on a grounder to take a 2-1 lead. Baltimore tied it in the sixth on an RBI double by Santander.Gurriel was thrown out by Alberto at home in the sixth while trying to score on a grounder. Gurriel had stolen third, somehow avoiding the tag of Rio Ruiz even though the throw beat him by several feet.Toronto starter Chase Anderson recorded eight strikeouts in five innings.Baltimore’s Keegan Akin struck out six batters over 4 1/3 innings in his first career start.PLAYOFF PUSHThe Blue Jays, looking to qualify for the expanded postseason, made three deals at the trading deadline, obtaining LHP Robbie Ray from Arizona, INF Jonathan Villar from Miami, and RHP Ross Stripling from the Los Angeles Dodgers.Ray is 1-4 this season with a 7.84 ERA, and has a career record of 48-50 with a 4.25 ERA. He is expected to shore up a rotation which has hasn’t had a starter go into the seventh inning since Aug. 22, 2019, a streak span that reached 65 games Monday. Toronto also receives cash in exchange for LHP Travis Bergen.Villar, a switch-hitter, is batting .272 this season with two homers. He hit a career-high 24 homers last year with Baltimore and was picked up for a player to be named later.Stripling, 3-1 in seven starts this season, was acquired for two players to be named.The Orioles, meanwhile, acquired minor league RHP Kevin Smith for RHP Miguel Castro, who led Baltimore with 16 appearances out of the bullpen.CHANGING OF THE GUARDCole Sulser, who lost twice over the weekend to Toronto on come-from behind, walk-off hits, will be given a break from his role as Baltimore’s closer, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.“We talked today about giving him a couple of breather outings, with a little bit lower intensity, try to get his confidence back,” Hyde said. “I still believe in the stuff, the maturity and his makeup. It’s good to give him a little bit of a reset.”Sulser, who leads Baltimore with five saves, surrendered a game-ending homer on Friday, then issued three walks and a two-run single on Sunday.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: No updates were given regarding the three players on the 10-day injury list: RHP Shawn Armstrong (left SI joint inflammation), INF Chris Davis (left knee patellar tendinitis), and OF Austin Hays (non-displaced rib fracture).Blue Jays: SS Bo Bichette (sprained knee) was limited to working out after resuming baseball activities over the weekend. … RHP Ken Giles (forearm strain) is scheduled to pitch live batting practice on Tuesday. … RHP Nate Pearson (elbow tightness) took a day off from playing catch. … RHP Matt Shoemaker (shoulder inflammation) played catch … RHP Trent Thornton (elbow inflammation) was to visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday. … RHP Jordan Romano (sprained middle finger) will go to Toronto’s training site in Rochester, N.Y. while the Blue Jays go on the road.UP NEXTOrioles: No starter was named for Tuesday’s first game of a two-game series against the Mets.Blue Jays: While no starter has been confirmed for Tuesday’s opener at Miami, Julian Merryweather (0-0, 0.00 ERA) was considered a “possibility” if he wasn’t needed against Baltimore, pitching coach Pete Walker said. Merryweather worked two innings in a spot start in his last appearance against Boston last Tuesday.(Image Credit: AP) Written By Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 06:46 IST Iglesias’ Hit, Throw Help Orioles To 4-3 Win Over Blue Jays José Iglesias and Bryan Holaday had RBI doubles in the 11th inning for Baltimore, and Iglesias threw out the potential tying run at home plate as the Orioles salvaged a 4-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays to break a five-game losing streak. First Published: 1st September, 2020 06:45 IST LIVE TV
Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News First Published: 4th September, 2020 06:17 IST Bryce Harper should make more predictions.Alec Bohm hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep.The Phillies are 9-1 since Harper said the team needs to “win nine of 10” following a loss at Atlanta on Aug. 22.“I heard someone say Bryce is a prophet,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “I’m going to go to him and see what I should do next.”Philadelphia improved to three games over .500.“Being able to go out and do what we’ve done, what they’ve done because I feel like I haven’t done anything, we’ve played to the best of our ability and we still can get better,” said Harper, who has been slumping.The defending World Series champion Nationals have lost six straight and nine of 10 to fall to 12-23.Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park homer and Michael Taylor went deep for Washington.“It was one of those losses where you scratch you’re head and just kind of forget about it and come back tomorrow,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “We had our chance there. When you battle in a game that close every opportunity mattered, so you’ve got to drive in that run.”Didi Gregorius sacrificed J.T. Realmuto to third to start the bottom of the 10th inning against Sean Doolittle (0-2). After Jean Segura was intentionally walked, he took second base on defensive indifference. Pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin was then intentionally walked to load the bases.Bohm hit a shallow fly to center field but Realmuto slid home well ahead of Victor Robles’ throw. Bohm also had three singles, all to the opposite field.“He’s a hitter,” Girardi said of the rookie third baseman. “I think his approach is great. He likes to hit the ball gap to gap.”It was Philadelphia’s first four-game sweep against the Nationals since May 15-17, 2009, at Washington. The Phillies hadn’t swept a four-game series against the Nationals franchise in Philadelphia since August 9-12, 1991, when they swept the Montreal Expos at Veterans Stadium.Phillies starter Zach Eflin gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. Blake Parker (3-0) pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th, retiring Brock Holt on a grounder to end the inning.Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez allowed four runs — one earned — and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.Taylor connected off David Phelps in the seventh, giving the Nationals a 5-4 lead on his fourth homer and second in the series.Pinch-hitter Andrew McCutchen’s RBI grounder off Daniel Hudson tied it at 5 in the eighth.The Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the first when shifted third baseman Brock Holt couldn’t handle Gregorius’ sharp one-hopper for an error, allowing two runners to score.Turner tied it at 2 in the third when he circled the bases after his drive hit off the right-center field wall and bounced back toward left-center. He scored easily on a headfirst slide with no play at the plate.“We did a lot of things right,” Turner said. “So it’s what you or whoever wants to focus on. Do you want to be positive or do you want to feel bad for yourself? So I think we did a lot of good things and if we play like we did tonight I think we should win more often.”Rhys Hoskins launched his seventh homer in the bottom half and Gregorius added an RBI double to give Philadelphia a 4-2 lead.Turner’s RBI groundout and Juan Soto’s RBI single tied it at 4 in the fifth.DICK ALLEN DAYThe Phillies retired Dick Allen’s No. 15 in a ceremony before the game. The 78-year-old Allen was a seven-time All-Star, 1964 National League Rookie of the year and 1972 American League MVP. He batted .292 with 351 homers, 1,119 RBIs and .912 OPS in 15 seasons, including nine with the Phillies over two stints.UP NEXTNationals: RHP Austin Voth (0-4, 7.99 ERA) starts the opener and RHP Will Crowe (0-1, 4.91) pitches the second game of a doubleheader at Atlanta on Friday.Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (2-4, 6.49) takes the mound for the opener of a four-game series at the New York Mets on Friday night.Image credits: AP FOLLOW US COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 06:17 IST Bohm’s Sacrifice Fly Gives Phillies 6-5 Win, Sweep Of Nats Alec Bohm hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 on Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep
Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW US Last Updated: 6th September, 2020 07:58 IST Authentic, Velazquez Quickly Mesh In Kentucky Derby Victory It was certainly stunning for the Hall of Fame jockey who guided Authentic to a wire-to-wire victory on Saturday at Churchill Downs. With all the attention focused on 3-5 favorite Tiz the Law, Authentic quickly set the pace and made others chase him, to no avail Associated Press Television News COMMENT First Published: 6th September, 2020 07:58 IST For John Velazquez, his third Kentucky Derby win was as charming as the first.It was certainly stunning for the Hall of Fame jockey who guided Authentic to a wire-to-wire victory on Saturday at Churchill Downs. With all the attention focused on 3-5 favorite Tiz the Law, Authentic quickly set the pace and made others chase him, to no avail.Tiz the Law gave it a shot down the stretch, but Authentic won by 1 1/4 lengths. Not bad considering it was Velazquez’s first race on the colt after Mike Smith rode him to victory in the Haskell. Smith rode 5-1 second choice Honor A. P., who finished fourth.“I’ve been fortunate to have these great jockeys win these races,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. “But that was won by Johnny. That race will go down as one of the top, just the way he handled a horse like him.”Authentic was the 8-1 third choice from the No. 18 post, but that didn’t matter as he and Velazquez were in sync from the start. The horse broke fast from the gate and never let up, clocking 2:00.61 over 1 1/4 miles and giving Baffert his record-tying sixth Derby win.To hear Velazquez tell it, he was just along for the ride.“I give credit to the horse, really,” said Velazquez, whose previous Derby wins came aboard Always Dreaming in 2017 and Animal Kingdom in 2011.“If you don’t have the horse underneath you, you can’t win. We planned really well. I told Bob even that when we get to the lead, I’m not going into the rail. I wanted to see everybody outside of me.“I was hoping that my horse responded to what I wanted him to do and Bob said to make sure you go left-handed (with the whip). It’s a great feeling to have when you ask the horse for more and he gives you everything he can.”While things fell perfectly into place for the horse, trainer and jockey, there were plenty of folks involved with Authentic.Among the syndicates owning big shares of Authentic is Spendthrift Farm, whose owner, B. Wayne Hughes, founded Public Storage. A partnership with MyRaceHorse also provided a piece of the action to more than 4,600 public shareholders who paid as little as $206 each for the horse.Authentic made a lot of folks happy.“Wayne really took to the idea of being able to bring horse ownership to literally every man and woman, any economic stratus,” Spendthrift President Eric Gustavson said. “He’s a real advocate for racing. He literally put his money where he mouth is and invested with MyRaceHorse and he’s just a champion for it.”As for Velazquez, he needed a minute to catch his breath and collect his thoughts. While he downplayed ranking the marquee wins in his career, there’s no doubt this one had special meaning because he initially didn’t see it coming.Things became a lot clearer when Authentic jumped out front to stay.“The emotions get there,” Velazquez said. “Proud of the horse, proud of the race, everything comes out good. The feeling you get with it doesn’t get old.”Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE