MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):Middle-order batsman Darren Bravo says the series of defeats suffered by the West Indies in recent times is as a result of the batsmen’s lack of confidence.Bravo scored a century in the West Indies innings and 212-run loss to the Aussies in the first Test on the heels of a crushing defeat at the hands of a Rookie Cricket Australia 11.In October, the Caribbean cricketers were beaten two-nil by Sri Lanka in a Test series, where Bravo was one of only two batsmen to score 50s.”It’s just a matter of confidence,” Bravo said.”Coming in to this series, most of our batsmen didn’t really have that confidence. We lost the series in Sri Lanka; we lost the practice game as well in Brisbane. It’s a matter of confidence.”West Indies were bowled out for 223 and 148 in the first Test against Australia in Hobart, with the second-innings highlight being Kraigg Brathwaite’s 94.In their drawn warm-up match against Victoria X1, Brathwaite followed up his Test performance with a score of 78; Jermaine Blackwood rebounded from failing to get off the mark twice with a score of 69; while Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin scored 45 and 38, respectively.NEED TO STAY AT CREASEBravo is confident that the West Indies can accumulate runs against Australia once their batsmen occupy the crease.”It’s important that whenever we go to bat we spend some time out in the middle. If we spend time, we’re definitely going to score runs,” said Bravo.”Naturally, we play aggressive cricket, where batting is concerned. It’s just a matter of us spending time out in the middle and putting up a very good fight.”West Indies kicked off their training at the MCG with a session yesterday ahead of the second Test, which begins on Boxing Day.The Aussies are due to start their training today.In the meantime, Australia have added fast bowler Scott Boland to their squad as a replacement for the injured Nathan Coulter-Nile.”The Australian bowlers, they have a plan [on] exactly how they want to get us out,” he said. “You respect the good balls and put away the bad balls. Yes, they are a very good team, but at the end of the day, they are still humans,” said Bravo.”I believe the guys have that sort of resilience in them. Most of us have scored international hundreds. We have proven that we are definitely capable of playing at this level. It is just a matter of going out there and spending some time.”
Past the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for Jan 02, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1200 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)*1. ITALIANO OWalker 54.02. HOLOGRAM SHADOW SEllis 56.0 4L3. GOLDEN BULLET DaneNelson 54.0 2 1/4L4. BAD BOY JUSTIN CChow 53.0 3 1/4LWIN: $144.00PLACE: $64.00, $75.00, $91.00Final Time : 1:13.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 7yo horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – PIK A TRIXTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPEQu: $270.00 Ex: $492.00Superfecta: $1,244.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. CRUISING MOTION RHalledeen 54.02. NOLAN HILL AChatrie 56.0 3L3. DUTCHESS URIEL LSteadman3 53.0 2L4. OK DUDE EMurray 54.0 1 1/4LWIN: $88.00PLACE: $70.00, $164.00, $73.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits : 23.2, 48.1Winner : 3yo colt – WEEKEND CRUISE – TOTAL MOTIONTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : CARLTON S WATSONBred by KARL SAMUDAQu: $613.00 Ex: $811.00D/E: $276.00Superfecta: $2,465.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. BIG GEORGE OWalker 51.02. PIZARRO OEdwards3 54.0 3L3. ACTION MAN LSteadman3 53.0 2L4. DREAMCOMETRUE AChatrie 53.0 2 1/4LWIN: $64.00PLACE: $65.00, $96.00, $102.00Final Time : 1:13.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.3Winner : 4yo b colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – LATE APPEALTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : GRAHAM A. BROWNBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $207.00 Ex: $335.00D/E: $96.00Superfecta: $513.00Rolling Triple: $320.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE 2/9/2015*1. I’M ALLWRIGHT SMuir 51.52. YES WE WILL AndrePowell4 51.5 Sh.Head3. DEVIL’S CHILD DDawkins4 49.5 2 1/4L4. SISTA MARGARETT NBerger4 46.0 1 3/4L5. ZANZIBAR BebHarvey3 52.0 3/4LWIN: $181.00PLACE: $77.00, $147.00, $114.00Final Time : 1:39.3 Splits : 24.4, 49.0, 1:15.2Winner: 7yo ch mare – REGION OF MERIT – P.W’S CHOICETrainer: MORRIS POWELL Owner: JENIFER E HALLBred by JOHN C. WRIGHT & PAUL C. WRIGHTQu: $903.00 Ex: $1,323.00D/E: $188.00Trifecta: $1,977.00Hi-5 carry-over : $91,617.00Rolling Triple: $406.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-3rd SINCE 2/9/20151. WRIGHT AWAY AntThomas4 53.0*2. FLAGRANS LSteadman3 54.0 Sh.Head3. GIRL ON FIRE JAnderson 51.5 2L4. SIR KING YELLOW OSimpson 52.0 99/1 NeckWIN: $360.00PLACE: $97.00, $698.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:18.2 Splits : 24.0, 48.3Winner : 5yo b colt – SHUFFLING MADDNES – CLIFFY’S CHOICETrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner : ANDRAE S GARDINERBred by PAUL CLIFTON WRIGHTQu: $508.00 Ex: $1,564.00D/E: $1,869.00Superfecta: $139,916.00Rolling Triple: $6,164.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. MEDICAL INSTINCT RNelson 51.52. QUEEN OF THE TOWN JErwin 54.0 2 3/4L3. DEPUTY HEADGIRL OMullings 54.0 2 3/4L*4. HE’S A DIAMOND LSteadman3 57.0 2L5. FLIGHT DIRECTOR MWard4 52.0 Sh.Head6. DANISH BROWN HPottinger4 55.0 1/2LDNF: THEGREATALLIANCE DBadaloo 56.0 11/1Late scratch: HOPSCOTCHWIN: $1084.00PLACE: $141.00, $97.00, $91.00Final Time : 1:03.1 Splits : 23.4, 47.4Winner: 5yo ch filly – HOMING INSTINCT – MEDICAL SOCATrainer: PAUL HYLTON Owner: OOH-LA-LAABred by DAVID DIXONQu: $11,791.00 Ex: $12,990.00D/E: $7,824.00 Special Double (9-8): $303.00Trifecta: $13,486.00Hit-6 carry-over: $57,701.15Rolling Triple: $141,340.00Pick-4: $83,332.00Super-6: $357,661.20Race 7 1000 M (R) (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. DI COBRE DDawkins4 50.02. EL NUMERO UNO JPatterson4 50.0 1 1/4L*3. ETERNAL JOY PFrancis 52.0 2L4. ROCKETEER OEdwards3 50.5 1 1/4L5. KIMBERLY GOLD BebHarvey3 51.5 3 1/2LWIN: $296.00PLACE: $153.00, $210.00, $72.00Final Time : 1:02.0 Splits: 23.3, 48.0Winner: 7yo ch horse – DAYTON FLYER – SUB ZEROTrainer: WILFRED CHIN Owner : LLOYD D CHONGBred by KELVIN JONES & MICHAEL MCINTOSHQu: $2,254.00 Ex: $3,524.00D/E: $5,552.00Trifecta: $1,670.00Hi-5: $235,742.00Rolling Triple: $3,199.00Race 8 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) (DIV.I)1. WINIT JPatterson4 50.0*2. SMOKIN PRINCESS OWalker 52.0 2 1/2L3. SEAL THE DEAL RMitchell 54.0 2 3/4L4. DARLIN WHenry 51.0 2 1/2L5. PECKARONI OBennett 54.0 NoseWIN: $486.00PLACE: $124.00, $65.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:25.1 Splits : 23.4, 48.4, 1:16.3,Winner: 6yo b horse – STORM CRAFT – IRRISISTIBLETrainer: MICHAEL MCINTOSHOwner : RENFORD G SIMPSONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $386.00 Ex: $1,219.00D/E: $2,229.00Trifecta: $1,014.00Hi-5: $96,164.00Rolling Triple: $114,802.00ST. CATHERINE CUPRace 9 1100 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE*1. POKER STAR RHalledeen 57.02. CAMPESINO SEllis 56.0 1L3. HOVER CRAFT AndrePowell4 51.0 10 1/2L4. BUZZ NIGHTMARE PFrancis 50.0 NeckWIN: $95.00Final Time : 1:05.2 Splits : 22.2, 45.1Winner: 4yo b colt – LIQUIDITY – BUYABOOKTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ALEXANDER HABERBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $93.00 Ex: $139.00D/E: $876.00Trifecta: $203.00Rolling Triple: $7,975.00Race 10 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) (DIV.II)1. WHO’S ORCHID KPowell 52.02. RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins4 56.0 4 1/2L3. OMEGA AndrePowell4 50.5 4/1 Head4. TWILIGHT ROCKET OEdwards3 51.0 4 1/2L5. MISTY DMcKenzie 53.0 3/4LWIN: $398.00PLACE: $185.00, $145.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:25.0 Splits : 24.0, 48.2, 1:16.3Winner: 6yo ch mare – WHO’S STAYIN ON – BUCKS ORCHIDTrainer: WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : V.M.W.Bred by VINCENT LUMSDENQu: $1,391.00 Ex: $3,882.00D/E: $905.00Trifecta: $3,400.00Hi-5: $32,019.00Rolling Triple: $5,298.00Pick-4: $37,540.00Super-6: $30,663.70 Carry-over : $1,103,895.00Pick-9: $48,639.00; $1,280.00Carry-over : $340,473.00PlacePot 8 : $6,878.00
STRUCTURAL REFORMS ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): West Indies cricket legends are demanding the “immediate resignation” of the Dave Cameron-led West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), in line with the recommendations of the WICB/Caricom Governance Review Panel. The legends are also insisting on the establishment of an interim board and the creation of a new structure to replace the WICB and manage the regional game. In a statement released after a meeting in Grenada, the legends have called for the WICB to honour a promise that it made to accept the recommendations of the WICB/Caricom Governance Review Panel. WICB had given a commitment to implement the recommendations during a meeting with the legends and Caricom chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, in Grenada year ago, but has since been accused of reneging. “We, the Legends call on the WICB to honour its solemn promise to Caribbean prime ministers in April 2015 to accept and implement the recommendations of the WICB/CARICOM Governance Review Panel – the immediate resignation of current directors, the establishment of an interim board and the design of a new board structure,” the legends said in a statement released late Monday. Legends participating in the meeting at the Spice Island Beach Resort last Thursday were Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts, Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, Desmond Haynes, as well as former West Indies players Dinanath Ramnarine and Roger Harper. West Indies men’s T20 captain, Darren Sammy and sports psychologist, Dr Rudy Webster, also attended. The legends’ statement also called on Caricom to appoint an independent auditor to carry out a detailed forensic audit of the board and requested that sponsors of West Indies cricket make good governance a condition for financial support. “Continual backing of an inefficient board and an out-of-date structure will result in irreparable damage to West Indies cricket,” said the statement. During their meeting in Grenada, the legends also held discussions with Prime Minister Mitchell, chairman of Caricom’s subcommittee of Cricket Governance. “We are satisfied that Caricom has no intention of engaging in the day-to-day management of West Indies cricket. Caricom’s aim is to help create a structure and an enabling environment in which West Indies cricket can develop and flourish,” the statement pointed out. “During the last two decades, many different presidents and CEOs have led the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and yet, its performance has declined steadily with each passing year. The board is an oligarchic structure that considers itself answerable to no one but itself.” The statement from the former West Indies cricketers pointed to structural reforms to the Australian, New Zealand, India and England and Wales cricket boards, while accusing the WICB of resisting “all recommendations for structural change”. “In recent years, it has rejected the proposals of the Lucky, Patterson and Wilkin Committees,” the legends said. “And a few months ago, it did the same thing to the recommendations of the WICB/Caricom Committee.” The legends’ statement also said: “We believe that revival of West Indies cricket will only happen when the Board undergoes structural adjustment and when it improves the quality of its communication and leadership and upgrades the management of key relationships.” Pressure has been mounting on Cameron’s WICB to step down after Sammy’s emotional criticism of the board minutes after the regional side regained the T20 World Cup in India recently. The legends, who led a dominant era when West Indies were world beaters, said they are bent on protecting their rich legacy. “Throughout our history, West Indies teams and West Indies players have had great triumphs. We are very proud of our legacy,” the statement said. “We cannot now in good conscience stand idly by and watch everything that we fought so hard to build and achieve disappear right before our eyes because of the actions of inept board members and an incompetent board.”
Reggae Boyz captain Rodolph Austin has reason to smile again.The 30-year-old midfielder, who led Jamaica to a historic runner-up position in last month’s Gold Cup tournament and who saw one of his greatest highs followed by one of his lowest lows as he was unable to secure a new contract in England because of work permit issues, now has a green light. As of next month, he could be playing in Denmark for Brondby.”Austin has an opportunity to go to Brondy in Denmark. They (Brondy) wanted to get it done about two weeks ago, but it is difficult as we do not have a Danish Embassy in Jamaica,” Austin’s agent, Daryll Powell, a former Reggae Boy who also played for Portsmouth and Derby County, told The Sunday Gleaner.”Brondby really want him and it is a good club. In fact, they wanted the deal to be done for him to represent them in the Europa League against POAK Thessaloniki,” added Powell, who said that the deal would be for three years.The man who represented Leeds for three seasons and who was their captain until the end of last season had more than one offer to consider.BETTER FOR FAMILY LIFE”He had offers from Turkey as well, but he felt that Denmark would have been better for his family life. Recently, too, Derby County came with inquiries, but that was not going to work out for the same reason the Sheffield Wednesday arrangement did not materialise.”That deal fell through because under new Football Association rules, a non-European player must play for a country ranked in the top 50 over the past two years. With Jamaica’s ranking averaging 82 during that time, the player, who previously played in Norway with SK Brann, would not have qualified.Austin, who represented Portmore United locally, is expected to link up with his new club after representing Jamaica in their two-way World Cup qualifier against Nicaragua this Friday and next Tuesday, September 8.
Caymanas Park racing results for Saturday, November 28, 2015Weather: FIne Track: Good”DASH” TROPHYRace 1 1100 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE*1. SMOKEY TOPAZ WHenry 50.02. RED FLAG RHalledeen 53.5 1 34L3. SIR FREDERICK AChatrie 56.0 Neck4. COMPUTERIZE DBeharie 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $72.00″PLACE: $51.00,$55.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:06.1 ,Winner : 3yo b colt – LIQUIDITY out of MILLENIUM PRINCESSTrainer : PHILI P FEANNY Owner : BALKRISHEN SAGAN-MARAJQuinella : (3,7) $119.00 Exacta : (7-3) $188.00Trifecta : (7-3-4) $153.00″SIMPLE TING FI WIN” TROPHYRace 2 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. MEET JUSTIN DaneNelson 54.0*2. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE PFrancis 54.0 3 1/4 L3. MINY LEE LSteadman3 52.5 1 1/2L4. BRIDLED PRINCESS JAnderson 52.0 HeadWIN: $114..00 PLACE: $52.00, $54.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:44.1Winner : 3yo b colt – STORM CRAFT out of DINERO SENORITATrainer :PATRICK LYNCH, Owner : MICHAEL T GAYLEQuinella : (2,5) $95.00 Exacta : (5-2) $214.00D/E : (7-5) $193.00Superfecta : (5-2-8-4) $656.00″EASY TO WIN” BONANZA TROPHYRace 3 1000 M (R) (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. FRANKENSTORM BebHarvey4 52.02. ELVIRA AChatrie 52.0 2 1/4L3. UNBREAKABLE RWilson 54.0 Neck*4. OFFICIAL REPORT RLahoe 53.0 2 3/4LWIN: $94.00 PLACE: $85.00, $114.00, $147.00Final Time : 1:00.4Winner : 5yo b horse – OUTRIGGER out of SEEKING LILTrainer : WILFRED CHIN Owner : RAM A TQuinella : (6,9) $838.00 Exacta : (6-9) $1,446.00D/E : (5-6) $481.00Superfecta : (6-9-8-3) $4,754.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-6) $783.00″FIVE PLAY EVERDAY” TROPHYRace 4 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. GRAN CORAZON SMuir 52.5 6/12. THE REAL RHYTHM OWalker 54.0 1 1/2L3. MONEYNEVERSLEEP OnBeckford4 51.0 Neck4. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey4 53.0 4L5. SERIOUS BUSINESS LSteadman3 53.0 1 1/4L6. ROMAN SPY RoshJohnson4 51.0 1 3/4LWIN: $359.00 PLACE:: $185, $260.00, $120.00Final Time : 1:36.0Winner : 5yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY out of SOUFFLERTrainer : GARY GRIFFITHS Owner : KEITH A WILLIAMSNOTE: HORSE #11 PRINCE OSHAUN CAME 1ST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH.Quinella : (1,10) $9,608.00 Exacta : (10-1) $11,034.00D/E : (6-10) $1,300.00Trifecta : (10-1-5) $9,593.00Hit-6 carry-over : $121,832.75Rolling Triple : (5-6-10) $3,560.00″STRAIGHT” TROPHYRace 5 1300 M (Purse $800,000)NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT(FILLIES)*1. ANOTHER FURY WHenry 52.52. OCEAN SEEKER LSteadman3 52.0 5 1/2L3. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 52.5 2 1/2L4. WARTIME OWhite 54.0 1 1/2LWIN: $112.00 PLACE: $66.00, $84.00, $60,00Final Time : 1:20.1Winner : 2yo gr filly – HE’STHEREALTHING out of RAGING FURYTrainer : FITZROY GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEQuinella : (3,8) $392.00 Exacta : (8-3) $692.00D/E : (10-8) $795.00Superfecta : (8-3-4-2) $2,684.00Rolling Triple : (6-10-8) $4,302.00″FIVE TIMES A DAY” TROPHYRace 6 1820 M (Purse $560,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. ROUGH PATRICK WHenry 54.0*2. CHIEF SECRETARIAT DaneNelson 54.0 4L3. LITTLE TUFF MAN AndreePowell4 54.0 1/2L4. NO MONEY FRIEND OWalker 55.0 1/2LWIN: $313.00 PLACE: $99.00,$66.00, $123.00Final Time : 2:00.3Winner : 4yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of SINCERITYTrainer : COLIN FERGUSON Owner : PATRICK W SALMONNOTE: HORSE #4 NO MONEY FRIEND CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH.Quinella : (5,7) $230.00 Exacta : (5-7) $801.00D/E : (8-5) $386.00Superfecta : (5-7-2-5) $2,969.00Rolling Triple : (10-8-5) $6,525.00CHALLENGE TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. ALL FOR THE GLORY WHenry 57.02. DARLIN EMMA DDawkins4 55.0 9/2 4L3. QUEEN OF THE TOWN JErwin 55.0 1L4. TWILIGHT ROCKET SEllis 57.0 Sh.Head5. HE’S A DIAMOND RMitchell 55.0 1LLate scratch : #3 RUNCATRUNWIN: $409.00 PLACE: $77.00, $126.00, $246.00Final Time : 1:00.2 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of PITTER PATTER by PAT N JACTrainer :ANDREW MCDONALD Owner : SIR CLIVE’SQuinella : (7,12) $980.00 Exacta : (7-12) $2,576.00D/E : (5-7) $1,157.00Trifecta : (7-12-10) $3,500.00Hi-5 : (7-12-10-8-11) $74,119.50Rolling Triple : (8-5-7) $1,389.00Pick-4 : (10-8-5-7) $37,052.00Super-6 : (5-6-10-8-5-7) $66,761.90 (6 OF 6)”MIX” TROPHYRace 8 1100 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. FIFTYONESTORM Mellissa Ward42. EL CLIENTE OEdwards4 50.0 3L3. DI COBRE DDawkins4 52.0 1 3/4L4. WINESHA RHalledeen 53.0 Neck5. LOVETTA JONES RLahoe 54.0 3/4LWIN: $294.00 0 PLACE: $135.00, $156,00, $173.00Final Time : 1:07.1,Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT out of SHE’S A GEMTrainer : EDWARD WALKER Owner : EDWARD S WALKERQUIN : (11,12) $1,899.00 Exacta : (12-11) $3,517.00D/E : (7-12) $7,896.00Trifecta : (12-11-14) $3,850.00Hi-5 : (12-11-14-1-8) $67,171.00Rolling Triple : (5-7-12) $15,798.00PlacePot 8 : (3,7-2,5-6,9-1,10-3,8-5,7-7,12-11,12) $185,505.00 (8 OF 8)Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. SIR BUDGET OFoster 53.02. REGALLY BOLD SMuir 54.0 1L3. FIRE ALARM WHenry 50.0 3/4L4. KING WITHIN HPottinger4 51.0 5L5. ONANDON KPowell 50.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $@,693.00 PLACE: $2693.00. $63.00, $77.00Final Time : 0:57.2 Splits : 22.3, 44.2, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – BURNING MARQUE out of VICTREEBELTrainer : MICHAEL BEECHAM Owner : MICHAEL A BEECHAMBred by MICHAEL BEECHAMQuinella : (10,11) $1,491.00 Exacta : (11-10) $16,755.00D/E : (12-11) $20,795.00Trifecta : (11-10-4) $13,641.00Hi-5 carry-over : $120,516.50Rolling Triple : (7-ALL-11, 7-12-ALL) $2,355.00SUPER CHALLENGE TROPHYRace 10 1400 M (Purse $3,600,000) NB2-Y-O GRADED STAKES1. SORRENTINO’S STAR DaneNelson 54.0 4/1 250.00 77.002. FUTURE KING LSteadman3 53.0 3/1 1 3/4 82.00*3. ZUGULU SEllis 56.0 *6/5 1/2 73.004. DREAMLINER RMitchell 56.0 5/1 3/4WIN: $250.00 PLACE: $77.00, $82.00, $73.00Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 24.0, 47.2, 1:12.2,Winner : 2yo b filly – SORRENTINO out of SANTA BABY by TOUCH GOLDTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : HOUSTON STABLESBred by ROBERT S. DABDOUBQuinella : (3,8) $499.00 Exacta : (3-8) $1,106.00D/E : (11-3) $3,711.00 (ALL-3) $112.00Superfecta : (3-8-9-5) $2,867.00Rolling Triple : (12-11-3) $155,304.00″EASY TO PLAY” TROPHYRace 11 1400 M (Purse $530,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. ONE GREAT TRAIN JAnderson 51.52. WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 52.0 2 1/2L*3. GEORGIAMYLOVE RHalledeen 53.0 2L4. MISS ADDI LSteadman3 52.5 1 1/4L5. SURE MAN WHenry 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $572.00 PLACE: $169.00, $294.00, $88.00Final Time : 1:30.1Winner : 4yo b colt – REGION OF MERIT out of PRINCESS ALEXANDRATrainer : KEVIN BRIVETTE, Owner : KALMIN J MCLEODBred by IAN PARSARDQuinella : (5,16) $11,024.00 Exacta : (16-5) $11,412.00D/E : (3-16) $4,334.00Trifecta : (16-5-14) $18,602.00Hi-5 carry-over : $293,163.00Rolling Triple : (all-3-16,11-all-16,11-3-) $4,280.00Pick-4 : Carry-over : $834,450.50Super-6 : (5-7-12-11-3-16) $188,579.20 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $3,571,410.37Pick-9 : (6-10-8-5-7-12-11-3-16) $13,846.00 (6 OF 9) (6-10-8-5-7-12-11-3-16) $310.50 (5 OF 9) Carry-over : $2,327,592.12
Possible fraudulence A few weeks ago, Foster’s Fairplay highlighted a matter of an allegedly misused airline ticket which, in this column’s view, has not received appropriate official attention. The rightful ticket holder, a female, was selected to represent Jamaica at the World University Games (WUG) this past summer. The intention then was to clear some dark clouds concerning her integrity. The young miss, who is a student at the University of Technology (UTech), was named to the team on the basis of impressive early-season performances. However, she was injured at the June National Championships. While awaiting the results of tests to ascertain the extent of the damage, she prepared herself for travel to the venue in South Korea. Her ticket, purchased by the umbrella group for tertiary institutions, Intercol, was for airport pick-up. It routed her Kingston-New York-Seoul on the outgoing voyage. Unfortunately, at the last minute, came news that the severity of her condition effectively ruled her out. Team officials at the Games’ location assembled to meet her and were surprised that she did not arrive. Subsequent investigation revealed that the ticket was issued and used, but only to travel on the leg, Kingston-New York. It became clear that someone took advantage of the athlete’s inability to proceed on the intended trip and journeyed to the US city. Two thoughts sprung to mind. First, there must have been complicity internally for an individual other than the accredited athlete to travel on the ticket. Added to that was the question of it being a fraudulent act, with person or persons liable to a legal sanction. Foster’s Fairplay turned detective – an area of service in a former employ. The only problem arose when it was revealed by those in the know that this time, the authority to make such probes vanished with the change of employment. Somehow, not wanting to drop it on account of the obstacles, a way had to be found. Letting the chips fall where they may, truth was the objective. Wanting to bring closure and remove any lingering doubt as to who the perpetrator of the perceived wrong could be, the Intercol top brass had to be the next stop. The organisation is a conglomerate of educational institutions, where the teaching of ethics, proper values and exemplary mores ought to be a given. After all, they are tasked with the awesome responsibility of preparing young minds for the outside world. That said, together with the information – call it evidence, if you will – the matter was clearly one for the police, ably assisted by the governing body, as complainant. This seemed impatient of debate as the purchaser of the ticket is the party who would have suffered from the suspected misuse. Contact with Intercol, despite met with initial enthusiasm, has, after an inordinate wait, resulted in little more. This appears to be another instance of gross dereliction of duty. It seems as though there is an institutionalised reluctance to do the right thing in such matters. Foster’s Fairplay recalls a comment several years ago by the highly respected former public critic and newspaper columnist, the late Morris Cargill. Analysis was being done on the then official response to the possession of “a little marijuana”. The find was being described as a “lesser crime”. Cargill responded that there should be no such thing, as ‘crime begets crime’. Therein lies a message to the Intercol hierarchy. The scourge of vicious criminality has hit the nation with telling force. One of the colleges under its umbrella was brought to its knees recently by a horrible incident, still troubling the mind. The twisted mind that conjured that evil act did not necessarily first activate on that dreadful evening on Hope Boulevard. It could very well have had its genesis as an act such as the one committed by the person who presumably applied for, and used, that airline ticket. There is a potent call for the country to have a conscience, a sharp distinction between right and wrong. The spotlight in this matter is on Intercol. Educators, do the right thing.
Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports Sprinting star Usain Bolt has pulled back the curtain on his Bolt All-Stars line-up ahead of the highly-anticipated inaugural season of Nitro Athletics Melbourne, with a number of heavyweights and promising talent making the cut. Bolt will be counting on fellow Jamaican sprinting stars Asafa Powell and Michael Frater along with American hurdlers Kerron Clement and Dawn Harper Nelson with the likes of Ryan Wilson, Jeneba Tarmoh, Christine Day and Natasha Morrison also listed on his squad for the Australian series. Jenna Prandini along with young Australians Matthew Ramsden in the middle distances and pole vaulter Nina Kennedy will also represent the Bolt All-Stars at the Lakeside Stadium over three nights commencing on February 4. Bolt, whose team will take on outfits from Australia, England, New Zealand, China and Japan, says he is looking forward to the event and is pleased with the makeup of his team. “Of course I’m going to bring my fellow Jamaicans, they were the first to be picked,” said Bolt. “It’s going to be fun, I can’t wait to get down to Melbourne, see the crowd and be part of something that will change (the sport),” added Bolt. Hailed as a revolutionary event in international athletics, Nitro Athletics will see six teams of athletes from all over the world competing in both traditional and non-traditional events such as mixed event as well as hurdles and middle distance relays in a points-based contest. It will be contested on February 4, 9 and 11. SQUAD: Usain Bolt (JAM, sprints) Michael Frater (JAM, sprints) Asafa Powell (JAM, sprints) Ryan Wilson (USA, hurdles, sprints) Kerron Clement (USA, hurdles, sprints) Jarrion Lawson (USA, jumps, sprints) James Kiplagat Magut (KEN, middle distance) Elijah Kipchirchir Kiptoo (KEN, middle distance) Matthew Ramsden (AUS, middle distance) Mark Hollis (USA, pole vault) Cyrus Hostetler (USA, javelin) Jarryd Wallace (USA, para-athletics) WOMEN: Natasha Morrison (JAM, sprints) Jeneba Tarmoh (USA, sprints) Christine Day (JAM, sprints) Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA, hurdles, sprints) Jenna Prandini (USA, sprints, jumps) Brittany McGowan (USA, middle distance) Selah Jepleting Busienei (KEN, middle distance) Anastasia Marinakou (GRE, middle distance) Naa Anang (AUS, long jump) Nina Kennedy (AUS, pole vault) Kara Winger (USA, javelin) Marie Le Fur (FRA, para-athletics)
STOKE, England (AP): Olivier Giroud scored twice and Alexis Sanchez netted his 50th English Premier League goal as Arsenal beat Stoke 4-1 to maintain their push for Champions League qualification yesterday. Mesut Ozil grabbed the other goal for Arsenal, whose swagger is returning as they attempt to hunt down Liverpool and Manchester City for a top-four finish. Arsenal stayed fifth but climbed to within one point of fourth-placed Liverpool and three of third-placed City with two matches remaining. Only last month, Arsenal’s Champions League dream looked over after a demoralising 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace, which sparked angry protests from fans against manager Arsene Wenger. Since then, however, the team has won five of six league games in what has become a familiar late-season charge. In the last five years, no Premier League team has a better record in April and May than Arsenal. Giroud got the nod ahead of Danny Welbeck as the starting striker for a fixture in which Arsenal have struggled in recent years, and responded with close-range goals in either half to bookend an impressive display from the visitors. Giroud tapped home Hector Bellerin’s cross in the 42nd minute to put Arsenal ahead, and slid in to convert substitute Aaron Ramsey’s low centre in the 80th. In between, Sanchez slid in a brilliant through-ball for Ozil to take a touch and finish well in the 55th. Sanchez scored himself in the 76th – moments after signalling to come off with an apparent left thigh injury – when he burst into the area and fired in a shot that deflected in off the post. Other results: Manchester City 2 Leicester 1; Bournemouth 2 Burnley 1; Middlesbrough 1 Southampton 2; Sunderland 0 Swansea 2.
End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four timeouts per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.The changes all go into effect starting this coming season, the NBA said Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Teams will be limited to two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, instead of having up to three. All four quarters will have two mandatory timeouts, after the 7- and 3-minute marks.“We’re pretty happy with the length of the game,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We were more focused here on the pace and flow of the game. What we heard from our fans, what we heard from many of our teams, was that the end of the games in particular were too choppy. And I think since I was a kid, that was an issue people were talking about, the last two minutes of a game.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Silver said the full complement of commercial-showing opportunities will still be available to the league’s broadcast partners, and that the league doesn’t believe player in-game rest will be affected by speeding up some aspects.Also, all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams are not ready to immediately play when intermission ends.“These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play,” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said. “Fewer stoppages and less time without action, especially at the end of a game, will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans.”The league also changed the trade deadline, moving it up so teams would not have their rosters significantly altered during the All-Star break.This season’s deadline will be Feb. 8 — 10 days before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Under the old system the deadline would have been Feb. 22, when teams are getting ready to resume their seasons after the break.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade — Playoff seeding. Silver also spoke about the perception of conference imbalance, and the notion of seeding the top 16 teams for the playoffs with no limitations based on conferences. He said a study two years ago showed it wouldn’t be ideal, though Silver noted that it will likely be looked at again in the future.“The only fair way to do it is to have a balanced schedule throughout the season,” Silver said.— Expansion. Silver reiterated that neither relocation nor expansion is not in the NBA’s plans right now, and that there’s no focus on putting a team in Las Vegas anytime soon. He did say that when the NBA looks to grow in the future, and it will, the league will look at the Las Vegas market — which it has been fond of for years, especially the role it plays in the summer league. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly. The league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time, when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game.Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time.ADVERTISEMENT If an All-Star is traded to the other conference before the game, Silver said the league will review which side that player should play for on a case-by-case basis.The NBA’s Competition Committee also considered making other tweaks — such as the oft-criticized play where so many shooting fouls are now called on 3-point attempts, often when the offending contact there seems to be initiated by the offensive player.But on that front, no changes are coming at this point.In other news from the Board of Governors meeting and Silver’s news conference:— One and done. Silver said the NBA will take “a complete, holistic look” at the one-and-done rule and how prepared players are going into their pro careers. He said that Kobe Bryant spoke with teams on Tuesday about his development before entering the league straight out of high school.“I don’t believe the system is working well for anyone,” Silver said.— Tanking. Silver addressed comments made by Dallas owner Mark Cuban that when the Mavericks were eliminated from playoff contention last season, they tanked with hopes of improving their draft lottery odds.“Yes, it’s not what you want to hear as commissioner,” Silver said. The league and Cuban discussed it, and moved on, Silver said.— Luxury tax. Silver said it’s too early to say if the NBA is concerned about the chance that 10 or more teams could be in the luxury tax for the 2018-19 season.“These systems are so hard to calibrate. As the money’s gotten bigger, it’s gotten harder to project future cap and tax levels,” Silver said. “And I think those are all things that we continue to look at. Our teams are smart. They find ways to compete. They work within the existing system but always with one eye on the next time we sit down at the bargaining table.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
“There are just some people who would need to know of my decision,” the former UAAP MVP with Ateneo added.Without a doubt the most decorated amateur in the land today, Ravena will definitely be the No. 1 pick when the rookie proceedings are held sometime in October – unless someone of greater skill and size comes along, which is quite hard to fathom at the moment while looking at the talent in the local collegiate leagues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“When is the (Draft application) deadline, by the way?” he even asked with a smile.The 6-foot Ravena is dead set on playing at least two more international events before formalizing everything as he guns for a record no basketball player in the Philippines has ever held. MOST READ “If I can make the SEA Games team and we win, I would become the first player to win four gold medals in the event,” he said.He even named the man with whom he is tied with for the current record.“Kuya Rommel (Adducul) also won three,” Ravena went on. “I could win it four straight. And that’s a lot compared to the number that my dad won.”“He only has one,” Kiefer said with a laugh, referring to dad Bong Ravena’s 1991 championship, and the younger Ravena even pointed out that his old man’s only SEAG title came 20 years before he won the first of his three.Bong Ravena didn’t have the chance to win more as he turned pro the following year to win top rookie honors that season in the PBA after upsetting eventual all-time great Vergel Meneses.ADVERTISEMENT And should Kiefer make his decision final after the Fiba Asia in Lebanon and SEAG in Kuala Lumpur, he is about to put one over his dad again in the PBA Draft, with Bong selected fifth overall by San Miguel in 1992.Like the SEAG medal count, Kiefer’s old man will again have no chance to get even with him on this one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Federer into 11th Wimbledon final, faces Cilic for title Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – With the way he talked on Friday night, Kiefer Ravena is in his final tours of duty with Gilas Pilipinas – three tournaments at the most until the end of August – before he comes back as a National player later on as a professional.“As far as I’m concerned, the only thing left to be done is pass my application form for the (PBA) Draft,” Ravena said before Gilas practice as the Filipinos prepare to slug it out with title favorite Canada 150 at the start of the 39th Jones Cup Invitational in this thriving island.ADVERTISEMENT