JOCKEY QUOTESTIAGO PEREIRA, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “I worked him the other day and he worked really good. I’ve never ridden him in a race, but I looked at his last two races and it looked like he was running against good horses. Today, the pace seemed good for him and he was comfortable. When I pushed him out at the quarter pole, he took off.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “The horse has been training good. He was a little unlucky; he was too far back last time. This is stakes company, against Cal-breds…it was a good race and a great ride (by Tiago Pereira). I’m very happy for all the connections. He was nice and relaxed down the backside. I think the rider did a really good job on him.”OWNER QUOTESGARY FENTON, LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING, PART OWNER OF THE HUNTED: “This couldn’t have set up any better if we had drawn it up. It set up perfect and Tiago rode a perfect race. He followed instructions and it worked out.”BILLY KOCH, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “It was perfect. Tiago did such a great job, Richie Baltas and his staff did such a nice job with this horse. He was really troubled in the beginning of his career and they brought him along and were really patient and it is a credit to our owners at Little Red Feather, Richard and Vanessa. People like this allow us to be patient and do the right thing.”PARTNERS OF LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING, THE HUNTED, WINNER: “It’s a dream winning a stakes race at Santa Anita, it’s an absolute dream. What Billy said, where this horse has come from in exactly one year ago today, all credit goes to Richie and his team; he’s a dream maker.”MADELINE AUERBACH, PART OWNER, THE HUNTED: “Unusual Heat (the late sire of The Hunted) is the gift that keeps on giving.”NOTES: The winning owners are Madeline Auerbach LLC, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Little Red Feather Racing.
Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle 2 Son was left distraught after realising his tackle contributed to Angel Gomes’ injuryCredit: GettyA Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.Son’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.MOST 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 himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Aurier – who was involved in the collision – had to be replaced five minutes after Gomes went off.He looked visibly distraught and was seen praying as Goodison Park fell silent. 📝 | An injury update on @aftgomes.We’ll be with you all the way, Andre. 💙 #EFC pic.twitter.com/1OSatH4ljd— Everton (@Everton) November 3, 2019 ANDRE GOMES will undergo surgery today after suffering a broken and dislocated right ankle.The Everton midfielder, 26, was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital yesterday after picking up the gruesome injury.2 Andre Gomes is taken off with a horrific-looking leg injuryCredit: ReutersHe was taken off on a stretcher following a tackle by Spurs star Son, who was given a red card and left the field in tears.And the Toffees released a statement last night giving an update on the Portuguese star’s health.It read: “Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow; he was taken to Aintree hospital, accompanied by club medical staff.”Tests confirm he has suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.”Son broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on Gomes led to his injury.The traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to the aid of the Portuguese ace.
JOSE MOURINHO has labelled Tottenham teen sensation Troy Parrott: “The Privileged One.”Republic of Ireland rookie Parrott, 18, will be on the bench for Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round clash at home to Norwich on Wednesday night.2 Mourinho has called young star Parrott ‘The Privileged One’Credit: Rex Features2 Parrott scored for the Under-23s against Wolves on MondayCredit: GettyThe young striker scored for the club’s Under-23s in their 3-2 win over Wolves last night.Mourinho has resisted calls to start the young forward despite serious injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.The Tottenham boss said: “We are taking very good care of him and we cannot tell you everything or every detail.”We are taking good care of a young player but also taking care of a young boy in society, life, private life and that is a process.”He is 18 but one month ago he was 17 so he is not even close to being 19.“So we are taking good care of him. Yesterday we decided it was good for him to play for the Under-23s but only for 45 minutes.“The objective was to give him some match time but not 90 minutes because tomorrow he will be on the bench. It is a process.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho was cheered sarcastically by fans when he waited until stoppage time to send on Parrott in Sunday’s 3-2 Premier League at home by Wolves.But the Special One insists he and Spurs are doing right by their Irish prospect.He said: “We take care of the players. Of course it was not my work but for Harry Winks to arrive into the position of club captain in a Premier League match shows what can be done in this club.“A kid who comes here at nine, ten years old, is taken care of, comes into the first team, plays in the first team and then arrives at a moment where he even wears the armband.“Troy is in a process, a young kid with a lot, a lot, a lot to learn.”Parrott won his only Republic of Ireland cap in their friendly against New Zealand in November.Ireland manager Mick McCarthy wanted Tottenham to send the teenager out on loan in January – but the club declined as it would have affected his home-grown status.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearMourinho added: “Parrott has qualities, he has potential but he is not the end product.“He has a lot to learn and develop at every level but he is going to be on the bench tomorrow again.“He already has two appearances in the Premier League which is something not very normal for an 18 year old kid so he is a privileged one.“And at the moment he understands the privilege he has to be training as part of the first team every day with experienced coaches and players, with very good people in the academy he is a privileged one. Step by step.”Jose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipzig
Knights halfback Jaelen Feeney had found some open space immediately after the break and threw inside for Brock Lamb, but referee David Munro ruled the pass forward.After a dominant 14-0 display in the opening half, the Novocastrians fell away on the back of a high error rate in the second term and further 50-50 calls going the visitors’ way throughout the remainder of the game.Penrith took full advantage to pile on five tries in 25 minutes with strong performances from Australian representatives Trent Merrin, James Tamou and Matt Moylan ensuring the visitors clinched a 10-point win heading into their first bye week. Brown was adamant the call on Feeney’s pass was a factor in the result and also highlighted the strip call against returning lock Mitch Barnett when Panthers winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak lost possession close to his own line before the break.”The call before half-time with the strip was poor,” Brown said post-game.”We had forced the issue there and that was a loose carry.”Then after half-time we make a line break and that was not a forward pass.”The referees have responded to the media this week where everyone has been having a crack at forward passes. That was a bad, bad call. We never had the ball then for 20 minutes. “I’m not trying to make excuses but that was a bad call and had a big impact on the game.”The positive to come out of the clash for the Knights was the first 40 minutes when the team picked up where they left off against the Canberra Raiders. It was the first time the Knights had held their opposition scoreless in an opening half of football since Round 10, 2014.”To come in 14-0 up was really pleasing and we turned them away from our line a few times and attacked quite well,” Brown said.”Then we fell into that period of the game where under huge amounts of a lack of possession and fatigue we lost our way. “That is where we are as a team. “If we had gone 50-50 [with possession in the second half] we would have won that game and I think Penrith would agree to that. “I was just disappointed that we didn’t find a way to complete one or two good-ball sets, stick to the plan which worked so well in the first half and regain some sort of momentum.”Brown confirmed the Knights had a number of injury concerns to come out of the clash with Josh Starling failing to take the field after succumbing to a wrist injury in warm-up, while Jack Stockwell (shoulder) and Luke Yates (concussion) will be monitored in the club’s first bye week.Despite a promising fortnight, Brown believes the bye week has come at the right time.”It’s good for us and gives all our players an opportunity to rest up and get some good training days into them,” he said.”This period last year was by far where we got our most improvement and with what we’ve seen the last two weeks there has been a lot of good stuff so we can certainly see some more improvements in this block where we get some byes and long turnarounds.”
The final will be on 6 July.It also means Super Rugby will run uninterrupted for 21 weeks and there will be a uniform start to the tournament with a full schedule of seven matches in round one.Previously the South African and Australian sides have kicked off the competition a week earlier than the New Zealand teams.The Blues will host the Crusaders in their opening game and the Hurricanes are away to the Waratahs. Both those matches are on Saturday 16 February.The finals series will also remain unchanged with each of the three Conference winners qualifying for and hosting a quarter-final.The team with the most tournament points that is not a conference winner, regardless of conference, will host the fourth quarter-final.This wildcard team will be joined in the quarter-finals by the next best four wildcard teams based on tournament points and regardless of conference.
A bullish Watmough has denied reports his career is over due to a chronic knee injury after struggling to get on the training paddock for most of the NRL pre-season.Late last year, Watmough admitted he at times feared for his playing future after struggling to run and walk following knee surgery.And while he is expected to miss the first few weeks of the new season, he has brushed off suggestions he is ready to hang up his boots.Watmough suffered a setback during a training mishap three weeks ago but he said he was not ready to call it quits.It’s been rumoured Parramatta had been applying pressure on the 303-game veteran to stand down, fearing he was past his best and would be little more than a passenger during the final three years of his contract.If Watmough was moved on, it would clear up the club’s salary cap strain, and provide coach Brad Arthur with the funds to chase former fullback Jarryd Hayne should he return from the NFL.However, Watmough hosed down suggestions he had discussed retirement with Arthur and felt threatened about his place at the club.”The only chats we’ve had this year have been about moving forward on the field and taking the club in the direction that we’re going,” Watmough told the Nine Network.”I spoke to Brad this morning and we had a chat and he’s like ‘mate, I don’t know where it’s come from’.”Watmough has defied pain for most of his career, which has included 14 games for NSW and 16 appearances for Australia, often playing injured.His 2015 campaign was cut short by a shoulder injury and he had surgery to repair his medial ligament in the off-season after putting off the procedure for several years.While injury-plagued, he said he was planning to play on as long as possible.”(Retirement) hasn’t even popped into my mind,” Watmough said.”There’s been a lot of talk but there hasn’t even been that conversation with my manager or sat down with Brad.”
74 teams took part in the 5-day tournament that saw Taurama Gaveraia win the Cup after beating Rovanama 18-16. This was in the finals last Thursday at the National Football Stadium.Tournament director Ivan Ravu said the squad will be announced after consultation with respective team coaches for their input.“The announcement will include the coaching staff and date of the double header in conjunction with Vipers and Gulf Isapea’s preparations for 2017 Digicel Cup,” said Ravu.He said the squad will be named this week.
Tyson Pérez, Rubén Guerrero and Ehigiator, great news from the first listThe first two meetings of Spain will be against Romania (outside) and Poland (home) Rabaseda, the most represented with 32 matches in the selection, will be the captain of this first ‘window’ that includes two players who have never played with the absolute, Osas Ehigitor (Montakit Fuenlabrada) and Tyson Pérez (Morabanc Andorra), both with experience in the lower categories of the national team.The World Cups Beirán and Rabaseda, together with the Unicaja players Jaime Fernández, who was in the final preselection for China, and Darío Brizuela, are called to lead this team, which also highlights the return six years after Dani Díez, who has played seven friendly with the national team, but that has not yet debuted in the official game, as well as the aforementioned debutants and Rubén Guerrero.The selection will begin its concentration on Monday 17 at noon in Guadalajara, in whose Multipurpose Pavilion Aguas Vivas will conduct its first three training sessions before flying on Wednesday 19 heading to Romania. After the match in Cluj Napoca, the team will return early Friday morning and arrive at noon in Zaragoza, where on Sunday 23 will face Poland as the closing of this first ‘window’, as detailed by the FEB.For this first pre-Eurobasket rally, Scariolo will have a technical team consisting of Luis Guil, Joaquín Prado, Jorge Lorenzo, Manolo Aller, Alberto Lorenzo (assistant coaches), Enrique Salinas, Javier Bello (physical trainers), Carlos Salas (doctor) , José Antonio Fernández, Jordan Sospedra (physiotherapists), Alberto Pérez (delegate) and David Ortega (utillero).LIST OF CALLEDBASES: Rodrigo San Miguel (Casademont Zaragoza), Carlos Alocén (Casademont Zaragoza) and Alberto Díaz (Unicaja).EXTERIORS: Javier Beirán (Herbalife Gran Canaria), Xavi Rabaseda (Herbalife Gran Canaria), Darío Brizuela (Unicaja), Jaime Fernández (Unicaja), Johathan Barreiro (Casademont Zaragoza), Dani Díez (Iberostar Tenerife), Santi Yusta (Ibertostar Tenerife) and Xabi López-Arostegui (Joventut).INTERIORS: Sebas Saiz (Shibuya Sunrockers), Víctor Arteaga (Movistar Students), Osas Ehigitor (Montakit Fuenlabrada), Rubén Guerrero (Unicaja), Nacho Llovet (Morabanc Andorra), Tyson Pérez (Morabanc Andorra). Spanish basketball coach Sergio Scariolo announced on Tuesday the list of 17 players called for the first ‘window’ of qualification for Eurobasket 2021, where Javi Beirán and Xabi Rabaseda are the only world champions and where debutants Osas Ehigitor appear and Tyson Pérez.The Spanish basketball team will open its way to the next European championship at home in Cluj Napoca, where it will be measured with Romania (Thursday, February 20, 17.00 Spanish time), and later in Zaragoza against Poland (Sunday 23, 18.00).As happened in the qualifying phase for the World Cup, Scariolo, who has ruled out his presence in the NBA’s ‘All Star’ to prepare this ‘window’ with guarantees, will not be able to count on players from the US league or the Euroleague . Thus, all the summoned belong to Spanish clubs that do not dispute the maximum European competition except Sebas Saiz, who plays in the Japanese Shibuya Sunrockers.
“We suffer. We suffer. We cope with you. And we have no choice but to stand up and applaud you,” Eibar wrote on his Twitter profile after the exhibition of the Barca striker at the Camp Nou. Eibar suffered the best version of Messi this Saturday in their flesh. The Argentine striker was the author of the four goals that Barcelona endorsed the armored team. After the meeting, the Basque club did not hesitate to use their social networks to praise and show their admiration for the current Golden Ball.
The meeting between Salzburg Austrian and the German Frankfurt Eintracht, corresponding to the return of the round of 16 of the Europa League, has been postponed due to threat storm, UEFA reports in a statement.It states that the Austrian public authorities have recommended this decision in view of the expected weather situation for the time of the match, set at 21.00 CET.UEFA notes that it will soon communicate the date and time in which will be played the game.Frankfurt Eintracht won in the first leg 4-1.