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Steve Cauthen

first_imgThis name is synonymous with horse racing and the Triple Crown of racing.  Cauthen rode Affirmed in 1978 to a Triple Crown Title.  With the emergence of American Pharoah this year, Cauthen’s name became a news item again.  Reporters sought out Cauthen to get his take on Pharoah’s possibilities.With Victor Espinoza on board, American Pharoah brought the Triple Crown back to racing.  It has become obvious that the length of the Belmont race and the length of the stretch run at Belmont eliminates most horses.  After all, Belmont is a mile and a half race compared to the normal one mile races.  Even when you are in front for the turn for home, you still have to hold all the other horses off for another 1,000 feet.  This takes some kind of horse!If you wonder what Cauthen is doing today, he is an executive at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky.last_img read more

Infinite Speed bids farewell to KHLB

first_imgBatesville, In. — The owners of Infinite Speed have announced their official departure from the Batesville Airport. The following is the official statement released on social media:All new business ventures have lots of twists and turns. Infinite-Speed is no different.Today I have to announce to everyone that the Batesville location is not going to work for future half mile events. The airport has limited operational zones and current FAA standards will not allow the flexibility to run both operations. I am currently working on confirming other venues to hold our events at for the 2019 season.Our business model will be undergoing some changes do to all this as well. I am now the sole proprietor Infinite-Speed. In the future plan to operate in the same manner as other half mile event holders hosting events at select locations.For simplicity sake, I will be issuing full refunds for the drivers that chose to keep credits on file when the Sep. 22nd and Oct. 13th-14th events were cancelled/postponed. Once the 2019 schedule is solidified we will offer those receiving the refunds the same second free pass if you choose to purchase another.Being forced to expand to other locations is not such a bad thing. I am beyond thankful to have met and made friends with so many new people during the startup of Infinite-Speed. A huge thank you to all of you during for the tremendous amount of support we have received, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again in the 2019 season!Thanks again, Eddielast_img read more

Xavi: Barca job came too soon

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Xavi has revealed that he turned down the chance to replace Ernesto Valverde as head coach of Barcelona. The club’s legendary midfielder was strongly linked with the position before Quique Setien was announced as the Spanish outfit’s new manager on Monday. Xavi has said that he “received an offer” from the Catalan giants but felt that it was “too soon” for him to take such a huge position in the early stages of his coaching career. “It’s true that I received an offer from Barcelona,” AS quotes Xavi as saying. “[Barca directors] Eric Abidal and Oscar Grau made the offer, but I didn’t accept it because I felt it was too soon for me to coach Barcelona. That doesn’t mean it’s not still my dream to coach Barcelona one day.” The 39-year-old, who is currently in charge of Al-Sadd in Qatar, made close to 800 first-team appearances during his time at Camp Nou, winning eight league titles and four Champions League crowns. Setien’s first match as Barca boss will be against Granada in La Liga on Sunday night.Tags: Ernesto ValverdeFC BarcelonaQuique SetienXavilast_img read more

Unknown club offer N36b for Osimhen

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain A huge £75 million (N36,525,000,000) offer has been tabled for Victor Osimhen, as the attention around the Nigerian youngster hots up ahead of the summer transfer window.The 21-year-old season is now over after Ligue 1 was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Osimhen’s goal tally frozen at 13 and Lille in fourth place. Osimhen earned his move to France after scoring 20 goals for Belgian side Charleroi in 2018-19, and is likely to again be on the move when summer business starts.The forward already has an option to consider, with Telefoot reporting that an unnamed club have offered £75 million, including bonuses for the player.Liverpool is reportedly among the teams keeping an eye on the forward, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for up to six weeks next January during the Africa Cup of Nations next year, although the Reds are not expected to spend big this summer.Chelsea is also said to be monitoring the striker after he scored a header against Frank Lampard’s side in the Blues’ 2-1 victory at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Champions League group stages.Lille failed to register a win during Osimhen’s first ever Champions League campaign, but the youngster managed two goals. The west London side have good memories from negotiations with Lille, after beating Europe’s elite for the signing of Eden Hazard from the French side back in 2012.Inter Milan, Manchester United and Tottenham are all also reportedly keeping an eye on the youngster.It is undecided how French football chiefs will decide on European qualification for next season, but if the table is taken as it stands Lille would drop into the Europa League next term, which could influence Osimhen’s decision.Tags: CoronavirusLigue 1TelefootVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Fresh controversy in FIFA

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Villar’s son Gorka is also being held.There’s been no comment from the organisation. There’s fresh controversy involving a high profile figure in FIFA.The associations senior vice president Angel Maria Villar has been arrested in Spain as part of an anti-corruption investigation.He’s also the head of the country’s football federation – which has been raided by police.last_img

Overwatch League suspends Su-Min “Sado” Kim for 30 official matches

first_imgThe Overwatch League is yet to get underway, yet Blizzard have set a precedent for anyone that falls foul of their rules by banning Philadelphia Fusion’s Su-Min “Sado” Kim for the entirety of preseason and the first 30 matches of the inaugural season.The suspension comes after Kim has been found to breach the Blizzard End User License Agreement by participating in “account-boosting” schemes. Effectively, Kim has been paid to boost others skill level by playing on their accounts. It comes just days before the preseason for the inaugural Overwatch League gets underway and shows that Blizzard will take a heavy handed approach to anyone in breach of rules and regulations. 30 games when compared to traditional sports is a huge amount of time. One would assume that like in traditional sports, a format that Blizzard seems keen to replicate, Kim will continue to receive salary from his organisation but will be resigned to watching from the sidelines as the Fusion make their bid to become the first OWL champions. Perhaps more telling is the fact that one of the top Overwatch players in the world had to take to account boosting to make money. Given the nascent esports scene amidst the promise of the big-money Overwatch League, there’s been little to no competition around and scant chances for those wishing to pursue Overwatch esports as a viable career with an element of sustainability. Given that each team plays two games a week, and there’s five weeks per stage, Kim will be unavailable until the first week of Stage 4. His debut could therefore be “away” to the Boston Uprising on Thursday May 17th, with the match taking place at 22:00 GMT. He will also be available for the Fusion versus Mayhem game on Saturday May 19th, taking place at 19:00. Esports Insider says: Six months is a long, long time in esports. One would assume Kim will still be taking part in scrims and practice but even so, being out of the competitive fray for such a long time could have a lasting effect on his career. Obviously it remains to be seen what the effects will be, but Blizzard have certainly come down hard here.last_img read more

Counter Logic Gaming announce partnership with OMEN by HP

first_imgCounter Logic Gaming (CLG) and OMEN by HP have announced that OMEN by HP is now the Official PC & Monitor Partner of Counter Logic Gaming.The partnership reportedly ‘goes beyond a solely sponsorship and hardware deal’ in that it includes a ‘strong content integration’ which’ll feature player live-streams on the OMEN by HP Twitch channel, video content, and more across socials. OMEN by HP and CLG will work in tandem to provide CLG players and coaches to provide the resources needed, whilst OMEN itself stands to benefit with CLG players set to work with HP product engineers as they develop the next generation of gaming hardware.Nick Allen, COO, Counter Logic Gaming commented: “We are always searching for opportunities to enhance CLG’s player performance, and that makes OMEN by HP a perfect partner as the leader in gaming PCs across the world.“We’re excited to advance CLG’s position in esports alongside OMEN by HP and create amazing content for the best fans in esports.”“The OMEN by HP team is deeply passionate about esports and committed to its success for everyone at all levels of play,” said Chin Wu, HP’s AMS PC Gaming Marketing Manager. “We’ve already got some awesome plans underway with CLG. In fact, the OMEN Dojo on our Twitch channel, /OMENbyHP, hinted towards this alliance by featuring CLG mid laner Huhi this past Monday. We’re tremendously excited for what CLG is working towards and proud to help them become better athletes, a stronger team, and ultimately the champions we all know they are.”There’ll be regular streams with CLG players such as the aforementioned OMEN Dojo. This program is a new streaming series that will feature CLG pros giving lessons from top esports titles, from League of Legends to Rainbow Six: Siege. OMEN by HP will be included on all official CLG team jerseys and be involved at select CLG team events. Esports Insider says: OMEN by HP have been making some esports moves of late, this partnership with CLG follows on from a sponsorship of the exceL Esports team house and the announcement of a UK grassroots focused CS:GO tournament. The inclusion of CLG players working with HP engineers could prove to be a big win for the company too in terms of future product development.last_img read more

PSG remain 20 points clear in Ligue 1 after win at Toulouse

first_imgKylian Mbappe scored his 31st goal of the season as Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain edged to victory at Toulouse.Thomas Tuchel’s side are running away with the title and maintained their 20-point cushion after second-placed Lille came from 2-0 down to beat Nantes 3-2.The visitors thought they had gone ahead but the video assistant referee (VAR) ruled out a Marquinhos goal.Mbappe’s well-taken touch and first-time finish settled the contest with 16 minutes remaining.–Source: BBC Sportlast_img read more

Sublime Messi makes mockery of doubters by driving Barca to dominant derby victory

first_img PAU BARRENA https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/43/2b/lionel-messi-barcelona-espanyol-la-liga-08122018_lxexhcasmszy1pmc899ud4g63.jpg?t=-1880996777&w=500&quality=80 It did not take long for Messi to come up with a new piece of magic, working a sensational first time pass over the defence to Suarez, who hit the post. The pass was perfectly weighted and so sweetly struck the Espanyol centre-backs couldn’t be blamed for simply watching it. Another free-kick followed in the second half, again leaving former Real Madrid goalkeeper Lopez helpless, wrong-footed. It was Messi’s 10th goal from a set-piece in 2018 in all competitions, his ninth in La Liga. While he might not admit it, there can be little doubt that this week had provided him with extra motivation for the derby. After losing the ball with a rare misplaced pass he charged back 40 yards, deep into his own half, to recover it, a sight you don’t often see. Diario Sport noted earlier Saturday that Messi was yet to deliver a performance at his usual incredible level in Espanyol’s stadium, where he has scored just twice in his career. He obliged with this sensational display and his goal was the 19th he has netted against Barca’s rivals in total, more than any other player has managed.  Evidently Lionel Messi, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, did not take kindly to being ranked the fifth best player in the world on Monday at the 2018 edition of the awards . Or perhaps it was comments from Brazilian legend Pele which stung , claiming the Argentine “only shoots with one leg” and “only has one skill”.  Whatever it was, Barca’s No 10 was wound up tightly and Espanyol felt the full force of his fury on Saturday night. Messi scored two gorgeous free-kicks and created a goal for Ousmane Dembele, with a host of other wonderful moments that lit up Barca’s comprehensive 4-0 derby win over Espanyol at Cornella. Messi stated his intentions in the 17th minute, arcing a perfectly placed, unstoppable free-kick into the top corner, beyond the despairing dive of Diego Lopez. The forward’s dribble for Dembele’s goal was worth the (high) price of admission alone. The Argentine bamboozled one defender with lightning quick feet, ran into trouble, turned and fell, keeping the ball, getting up, and then finding the French winger with a perfect pass that nobody else would have spotted. It was a work of art and Dembele made sure it will be immortalised by finishing the chance.  Messi doesn’t speak much off the pitch, bar some mumbled answers at promotional events and the odd in-depth interview when back home in Argentina, so it’s no surprise he hasn’t spoken out about the Ballon d’Or rankings.  Instead he talked with his feet – well, just that left one as Pele pointed out – condemning Rubi’s Espanyol to a heavy derby drubbing. And even though Barcelona have qualified for the Champions League last 16 as group winners, it would be no surprise if Messi pulls this kind of performance out of the bag again on Tuesday against Tottenham, making his point on the world stage. Messi is mad and whoever has the misfortune of crossing his path will pay the price. PAU BARRENA https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/91/d4/lionel-messi-jordi-alba-barcelona-la-liga-08122018_1p94krlmn5qad1tm0qf77j1p3r.jpg?t=-1883375265&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Milestone for GolfMark as 100th club achieves award

first_img Dan Lowe, the club’s general manager said: “It’s a great achievement for the club and an added bonus to be the 100th GolfMark club. The accreditation will help us to raise our profile in the local community and to develop our business by tailoring it to meet the needs of our members, visitors and new players.”  19 Jul 2017 Milestone for GolfMark as 100th club achieves award Over the next few months the online system will be further simplified to streamline the process and encourage even more clubs to work towards the award.  Another 590 clubs are currently working towards GolfMark, which supports clubs to be successful in four areas:  • Recruitment and retention – supporting the club to attract new members and increase the participation of existing members • Management and sustainability – helping to develop the club through practical business planning • Coaching and competitions – enhancing coaching and playing opportunities for all golfers at the club • Safeguarding – ensuring the club has appropriate policies and procedures in place The GolfMark scheme – which helps golf clubs to achieve high standards – has just passed a milestone with the presentation of the 100th award. Calderfields Golf Club in Staffordshire has achieved the landmark award from England Golf after the scheme was relaunched online in 2014.  Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Engagement Manager, commented: “GolfMark is a great way for all clubs, large or small, to take stock and to plan for success by ensuring they’re providing what their customers want.”  GolfMark incorporates Sport England’s ClubMark and this is a positive benefit for clubs applying for Sport England or National Lottery funding. The award is evidence that clubs have met required governance standards and they will effectively be fast tracked through any application process. Caption: England Golf regional manager Gareth Shaw (right) present the GolfMark Award to (fromn left) Calderfields’ club president Tom Keenan, club manager Dan Lowe, and golf manager Jamie Cundy. For more information visit www.GolfMark.orglast_img read more