Franklin County High School Girls Varsity Track finishes 1st place at (Centerville – Union County) home meet.FC 82, Centerville 42, Union County 32.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Track finishes 1st place at (Centerville – Union County) home meet.FC 68, Centerville 44, Union County 40.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Joe Davidson.
WITH 2019 nearly over, Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) seemingly met this year’s mandate as an official release confirmed that the board are satisfied with their goals attained for the calendar year.According to a release from BCB public relations officer (PRO) Simon Naidu, the board, known for hosting a number of activities on a yearly basis, has again lived up to its mandates with regard to cricket development in Berbice.Below is a list of the activities as well as goals that the BCB successfully achieved for the year 2019:Launched and hosted over 60 cricket tournaments over the last 22 months, despite a combined eight months of rain in 2018 and 2019. Tournaments organised were at the U-13, U-15, U-17, U-19, U-21, Female, Inter-Primary, Inter-Secondary, Intermediate, Internal Zone, Village, Double Wicket, Second Division and First Division Levels.Led the revival of every member club of the BCB which was once dormant.Raised $2M in cash to develop Berbice Cricket.Transparent Audit reports: To date, the last treasurer of the GCB-backed board (2017 to February 2018) has failed to account for over $2M, withdrawn from the account for unknown reasons, despite receiving written request to do so.Led a remarkable restoration of the BCB office into a modern one.Spearheaded the successful celebration of our 80th anniversary with over 15 major programmes.Hosted two highly successful Awards Ceremonies and Cricket Academies in 2018 and 2019. We also invested heavily in numerous club academies across Berbice.Dozens of young cricketers received cricket gear, educational materials and bicycle.Clubs across Berbice benefitted from millions of dollars’ worth of cricket balls, scorebooks, cricket gear, stumps, water pitchers, bicycles, educational materials, raincoats, trophies, special prizes and medals.Invested heavily into the educational development of our youths by printing educational posters, youth information booklets etc.Donated over $700 000 in financial stipends to youth and female cricketers.Hosted numerous programmes like Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh coaching programme, Mother-of-the-Year, Father-of-the-Year, Pre-Level One Coaches Seminar, Tribute to Retired Cricketers, Hall of Fame for Administrators, Tribute to Heroes, Wall of Fame, Cricketers Hall of Fame, Inter-County MVP, Inter-County Cap System, Dare to Dream among others.Numerous players drawn from clubs across Berbice gained selection to the Guyana and West Indies team.Inter-County Cricket returned to Berbice after an absence of over a decade.Following a 15-year absence, 2-day first division cricket returned to Berbice. Publication of a 256-page book on the history of Berbice.
40% 1st 35% 1 SAN MARCOS STAKES: UNITED WE STAND 8 47% 24% 2nd Mike Smith25 $406,527 WIFE OF THE BALD EAGLE, PEGGY WHITTINGHAM DIES AT 95 16 3 4 4 9 $117,621 18 12 41% 53% 17% 15 17 ASSISTANT STARTER RAMIREZ HAS SUPER BOWL CONNECTION 6 29% Jockey Standings 6 4 $277,581 Jorge Velez72 36% Ruben Fuentes37 24% 43% 1 5 11 9 20% 16% Mike Puype20 Umberto Rispoli53 1 Flavien Prat65 9 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 23% Philip D’Amato43 $480,632 Peter Miller34 33% 10 2 15% 46% 13% 29% 16 $708,954 8 53% 10 25% 11 4 Tiago Pereira48 36% 4 4 5 Mario Gutierrez43 $211,842 Bob Baffert35 J.C. Diaz, Jr.42 $462,138 40% 14% 8 22% 5 4 15% 6 3 Mark Glatt31 ROADSTER ‘RAILED’ IN SATURDAY’S SAN PASQUAL STAKES 10% Money Won 5 1 Money Won Geovanni Franco38 6 13 15% 26% 37% 45% 55% 5 $833,612 ITM% $363,677 1 $145,075 Agapito Delgadillo29 8 4 30% Hector O. Palma17 38% $661,582 MIDCOURT NEEDS FAST START IN SATURDAY’S SAN PASQUAL 2 7 3rd Win% ITM% 48% 50% $100,171 $1,015,432 4 15% 9 4 Jeff Bonde11 5 2 14% 6 3 $686,094 Brian J. Koriner20 3 CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE COULD BE CROWNED IN SATURDAY’S SAN MARCOS Richard E. Mandella19 55% 74% 13% $235,580 Win% Drayden Van Dyke60 6 6 7 48% Doug F. O’Neill49 40% 7 63% $792,770 6 $348,759 $352,470 11% 1 $784,421 Joel Rosario72 8 39% 63% 42% 9 $212,481 TrainerSts 6 $423,428 32% 4 16 7 3 22% 1st (Current Through Sunday, January 26, 2020 Inclusive) 4 JockeyMts 1 4 Richard Baltas53 Abel Cedillo113 3 $185,481 5 2 5 12 Edwin Maldonado33 2 Michael W. McCarthy18 5 4 17% $393,165 $142,205 3rd $327,491 2nd $1,112,634 9% 11 SAN MARCOS STAKES: UNITED WE STAND United finished only a head behind eventual 2019 Runhappy Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar at monstrous odds of 51-1 in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, and has been steady as they come since Richard Mandella received the five-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway eight races back from Roger Attfield, who conditioned the gelding for his first three career starts in 2018 at Woodbine.Mandella expects the stretch-running chestnut to continue to show good form in Saturday’s Grade II San Marcos Stakes at a mile and a quarter on grass even though he’s “shortening up” from two straight mile and a half marathons.“He’s doing very well and he’s run well all year,” the Hall of Fame trainer said. “He’ll need to be a little sharper going a mile and a quarter instead of a mile and a half, but I think he is.”The Breeders’ Cup Turf and the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup, United’s last race Dec. 1 at Del Mar, each were contested at a mile and a half.Owned by LNJ Foxwoods and bred by Rosemont Farm, LLC in Kentucky, United has a 3-3-1 record from 11 starts with earnings of $893,549. Victory in the San Marcos is worth $120,000 and would make United a millionaire with a bankroll of $1,013,549.The San Marcos, race seven on Saturday: Chosen Vessel, (12-1) Drayden Van Dyke; Cleopatra’s Strike, (2-1) Abel Cedillo; Multiplier, (12-1) Umberto Rispoli; United, (8-5) Flavien Prat; Brown Storm, (6-1) Hector Berrios; Campaign, (scratched) Rafael Bejarano and Oscar Dominguez, (5-2) Joel Rosario.CLEOPATRA’S STRIKE COULD BE CROWNED IN SATURDAY’S SAN MARCOSMost recently, beaten a neck going a mile and one eighth on turf in the Grade II San Gabriel Stakes Jan. 4, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Cleopatra’s Strike rates a huge chance in Saturday’s Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf.“He’s found his top form,” said D’Amato on Thursday. “I like the distance. He’s one for two at a mile and a quarter and his win came here in a Grade II (John Henry Turf Classic, three starts back on Sept. 28), so we feel good about his chances. Abel (Cedillo) rode him last time and he won on him in the John Henry. He works him every time and he knows him well. This horse is very tactical, so we’re ready to go.”A 7-year-old Ontario, Canadian-bred gelding by Smart Strike out of the Sky Classic mare Cleopatra’s Needle, Cleopatra’s Strike, who was originally based in Toronto, will be making his fifth start for D’Amato on Saturday. With an overall mark of 27-4-10-2, he has earnings of $428,844.BAFFERT WOULD PREFER FAST LANE FOR ROADSTER IN SAN PASQUALA winner of last year’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby, Bob Baffert’s Roadster has drawn the rail in a field of 10 older horses going a mile and one eighth in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes, an iconic prep for the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7.Winless in five subsequent starts, the 4-year-old Quality Road colt comes off a solid second place finish to Omaha Beach going seven furlongs in the Grade I Malibu Stakes on Dec. 28.“I got the damn rail again,” mused Baffert on Thursday morning. “This horse is doing really well. He got too far back early in that race, but he came running. I’d like to see him in the race a little more…I’m happy to see we got a large field.”Dating back to 1999 with Silver Charm, Baffert has won the San Pasqual a record five times, most recently with Hoppertunity in 2015.SHIRREFFS SAYS MIDCOURT NEEDS FAST START IN SATURDAY’S SAN PASQUALMost recently a well beaten third by top older horse Gift Box going a mile and one sixteenth in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on Dec. 28, trainer John Shirreffs is quietly confident about Midcourt’s chances going a mile and one eighth in Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes.“He kind of stumbled away from the gate in the San Antonio,” said Shirreffs on Thursday. “Victor (Espinoza) said he thought the ground broke away from under him. Then he got carried wide by Pete Eurton’s horse (Draft Pick, also owned by C R K Stable) going into the first turn and you knew it was gonna be pretty tough from there.“Horses weren’t closing that day, but he did make a good run, so we were happy with that. With this horse, just getting away from the gate well is important…He needs to get into stride and when he does, he’s much more comfortable.”The San Pasqual, race eight on Saturday: Roadster, (7-2) Joel Rosario; Route Six Six, (20-1) Jose Valdivia, Jr.; Restrainedvengence, (4-1) Abel Cedillo; King Abner, (4-1) Flavien Prat; Midcourt, (3-1) Victor Espinoza; Instagrand, (12-1) Umberto Rispoli; California Street, (12-1) Mike Smith; Two Thirty Five, (8-1) Ruben Fuentes; Bold Endeavor, (30-1) Mario Gutierrez and Combatant, (10-1) Drayden Van Dyke.PEGGY WHITTINGHAM DIES AT 95Story by Evan Hammonds, BloodHorse.comPeggy Whittingham, wife of the late Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham, died Jan. 28 at her home in San Marcos, Calif. She passed with her family by her side following a long battle with breast cancer. She was 95.A service will be held at Solano Beach (near Del Mar) on Feb. 29, Leap Day, on what would have been her 96th birthday.“She had been dealing with the cancer for quite a few years,” said son Mike Whittingham. “It was very slow growing for a long time, and then all of a sudden it decided not to be. She’s been in decline for a few months.”“My mother was a real force,” said daughter Charlene von Bluecher. “Anybody who knew her would agree. She was a world traveler. One of the hospice workers who came to help kept calling her ‘princess,’ and I said, ‘Oh, no. She is not a princess, she’s a queen.’”“A lot of the older folks would know that she went toe-to-toe with dad,” Mike Whittingham said. “They were very social and social among a lot of the old-time celebrities. “And what I mean by toe to toe, sometimes dad would call from the track, ‘Hey, I’m bringing home so-and-so … it might be 20 people …and mom would have dinner ready and a party prepped by the time they got home. She was quite an entertainer.”And a world traveler.“She went on quite a few trips with Marie Jones,” von Bluecher said. “They took a motor home all over the place and toured Asia together. Back in the old days she ran around with quite a few people like Doc Harthill, the Maddens, and the Hirschs,” Mike Whittingham added. “One of her best friends was (actress) Angie Dickinson. They spent a lot of time together and she was very supportive after Dad died.”Dickinson at one time was married to the musician and successful Thoroughbred owner Burt Bacharach.Peggy “was a lovely person,” said breeder/owner Arthur Hancock III, who raced the Whittingham-trained Sunday Silence. “She and Charlie were very much in love; you could tell they had a great relationship. They were very compatible. She certainly was Charlie’s rock.”She is survived by her two children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Charlie, who died at age 86 in 1999, and her son, Taylor.COMEBACKING ASSISTANT STARTER RAMIREZ HAS SUPER BOWL CONNECTIONSanta Anita welcomed back popular assistant starter Hector Ramirez this morning, as this will be his first race day since being sidelined with a heart issue this past July at Del Mar.“The doctors at Scripps La Jolla did a fantastic job,” said Ramirez, 58, on a bright sunny Thursday morning in Santa Anita’s quarter mile chute. “They found the problem right away, operated on me and I’m really happy to be back.”Originally an exercise rider, Ramirez has been working on the starting gate since 1986. “My brother Gilbert rode for a long time and my wife Cathy actually rode races for a short time on the fairs up north,” he said.And speaking of his wife, Ramirez noted that his family is a bit conflicted as to who to root for in this Sunday’s Super Bowl.“It’s kind of amazing. My father-in-law, Chuck Kenney, was an offensive lineman with the 49ers in 1947, and my brother-in-law, Bill Kenney, played quarterback for the Chiefs from 1980 to 1988 (made the Pro Bowl in 1983).”So, who is Hector Ramirez rooting for?“I’m from New Mexico and I’m a Cowboy fan at heart,” he said pointing to his cap. “But in this game, I gotta go for the Chiefs. They’re hitting on all cylinders and I love watching Mahomes play quarterback.”SIMULCAST WAGERING NOW OFFERED IN SANTA ANITA SPORTS BOOKIn addition to the Grandstand Paddock Room, Santa Anita is now offering free parking and admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays for fans attending its Sports Book, which adjoins the Turf Terrace on the Mezzanine level. State of the art in every respect, the Santa Anita Sports Book features wall-to-wall flat screen television monitors and plenty of betting windows. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com.FINISH LINES: Morning Line for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Race 6: Encoder, (8-1) Mike Smith; Thousand Words, (4-5) Flavien Prat; Tizamagician, (3-1) Victor Espinoza; Royal Act, (15-1) Abel Cedillo; High Velocity, (3-1) Joel Rosario and Zimba Warrior, (15-1) Jose Valdivia, Jr…McKinzie and McKale both worked a bullet six furlongs Thursday in 1:11.60 for Bob Baffert. Unbeaten in two starts, Derby hopeful Authentic worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 also for Baffert…Other notable works included the Craig Lewis pair of Club Aspen and Warren’s Showtime, with both drilling a half mile in 48 flat, and Bolo worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:01.40 for Carla Gaines…The following jockeys have been suspended: Iggy Puglisi (Feb. 1 and 2) for a riding crop violation on Heartfullofstars in the seventh race Jan. 24; Anthony Locke (10 days, Feb. 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21) for causing interference on Grey Tsunami in the second race on Jan. 26; and Assael Espinoza (two days, Feb. 2 and 6) for interference on Fort Dodge in the eighth race on Jan. 20… Santa Anita offers $2 beer and $6 specialty cocktails each Friday at designated locations throughout the track. Specialty cocktails include a Baldwin Buck, Margarita and other selected cocktails. There is also free Club House (including Santa Anita’s Sports Book) and General Admission each Friday . . . FIRST POST ON BIG GAME SUNDAY, FEB. 2., IS EARLY AT 11 A.M. COME FOR THE RACES AND STAY FOR THE BIG GAME!LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Thursday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 30th, 2020Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for January 31st, 2020WORKOUTS:Authentic (Baffert) 1-30-20Shanghai Truffles (Gallagher) 1-30-20Ginger Nut (Sadler) 1-30-20McKinzie (Outside) and McKale (Baffert) 1-30-20Sold It (Outside) and Keno’d (O’Neill) 1-27-20Tapitha Bonita (Miyadi) 1-27-20Kitty Boom Boom (Baltas) 1-27-20Gift Box (Sadler) 1-26-20Roadster (Outside) and Heck Yeah (Baffert) 1-26-20United (Mandella) 1-26-20Clivetty (Outside) and Instagrand (Chatlos) 1-25-20Campaign (Outside) and Combatant (Sadler) 1-25-20
SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a press release, the SBP said concerns over their players’ safety prompted the Australian national team to rip off the decals during its closed door practice on Sunday afternoon.The Australians have apologized for their actions and are expected to make a statement regarding the issue Monday night.However, the removal of stickers without notifying Fiba or the SBP also damaged parts of the floor that has owners and operators of the arena is looking at the possibility of filing “criminal action of malicious damage to property through pre-meditation and in conspiracy with each other.”The SBP is still awaiting Fiba’s response to the incident. Batang Gilas struggles in 2nd half, loses big to France A screenshot of a video footage posted by SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan shows members of the Australian team removing stickers on the court of the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas urged Fiba to look into the incident where members of the Australian national team stripped off Fiba-approved stickers on the parquet floor of the Philippine Arena.Through its legal counsel Atty. Aga Francisco, the SBP called on Fiba to probe into the matter during a technical meeting on Monday ahead of Gilas Pilipinas’ showdown with Australia.The SBP described the act of removing the stickers as “unilateral and uncalled for.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Aussie team ripping our/Fiba logos on the court of Phil Arena w/o asking permission. We will not back down. Those stickers go in. Regardless. pic.twitter.com/LMwyiBNtG4— Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) July 1, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In a video footage tweeted by SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan late Sunday night, members of the Aussie team were seen removing logos on the court. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments MOST READ
2 Wilshere’s Instagram story posts He has already attracted interest from a number of clubs, including West Ham, Everton and Wolves.Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is also said to be interested in the 26-year-old midfielder.Using his Instagram story to promote the message, Wilshere said: “A big few weeks in my life coming up.“But with good people around me, family and friends, we will make the right decision.“For me and football.” Jack Wilshere waves goodbye to Arsenal Jack Wilshere has jetted off on holiday to help him make the “right decision” about his future.The long-serving Arsenal star announced that he will not be signing a new deal at the Emirates after talks with Unai Emery. 2 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is certain that his close pal will reach the “next level” in his career.He said: “Jack’s contract was coming to an end, the contract was there for him to sign but he’s decided it’s best for him to leave.“He feels like it’s come to a time where he’s made that decision and has to move on.“He’s got to be positive with it, grasp the opportunity with two hands and keep improving and take himself to the next level.”Wilshere has also been linked to clubs outside of England, with AC Milan and Juventus set to join the race.