Cricket News James Anderson ruled out of Lord’s Test vs Australia due to calf injury

first_imgAustralia won the first match of the Ashes series after 2005.Australia won a Test in Edgbaston after 2001.James Anderson could bowl just four overs in Edgbaston Test. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England suffered a massive blow in the Edgbaston Test when James Anderson, the leading wicket-taker in Tests could bowl only four overs due to hamstring tightness. Without his consistency, England were blown away by the brilliance of Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon as Australia won a Test in Edgbaston for the first time after 2001. Now, Joe Root’s side have been dealt a big blow ahead of the Lord’s Test which begins on August 14 with the pacer ruled out of the Test as well. Anderson suffered a calf injury after undergoing two MRI scans. It was same calf muscle which he tore against Durham in a County Championship match for Lancashire on July 2 and scans revealed it has been damaged further. In Anderson’s absence, Jofra Archer, who had a sensational World Cup with 20 wickets could likely make his debut. After the Edgbaston Test defeat, skipper Joe Root had defended Anderson’s inclusion in the side. “It was a group decision in terms of the selection of him,” said Root. “He passed all the fitness tests. and it’s just one of those freak things that can happen in in cricket. It’s disappointing, but we’ve got to try and respond to that and make sure that we get things exactly how we want them at Lord’s,” Root said.Steve Smith’s centuries in the Edgbaston Test were the key in Australia breaching the fortress of Edgbaston since 2001. Smith blasted 144 and 142 and he became the first Australian player since Steve Waugh to hit two centuries in a Test in England, having achieved the feat in 1997 in Manchester. Australia beat England by 251 runs to win the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Monday. England, set a target of 398 to win, collapsed to 146 all out on the last day, with Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon taking 6-49 and fast bowler Pat Cummins 4-32. Victory gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Lyon’s haul got him past 350 Test wickets and this was the first time Australia had won the first Test of the Ashes in England ever since 2005.center_img highlightslast_img read more

GFF facilitates reintegration of GFC and Pele FC to GFA

first_img… Clubs to lose membership with GFF THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has commenced efforts to reintegrate the Pele Football Club and the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) into the activities of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA), following their relegation from the Elite League.The two clubs, along with Alpha United and Slingerz FC, were relegated to the GFA and the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA), after their refusal to participate in the second edition of the STAG Elite League, calling the GFF’s move to add Victoria Kings and Linden’s Topp XX undemocratic and unconstitutional.The GFF is of the contention that Pele and GFC will become registered members of the GFA and participate in the activities of the same.However, the GFF constitution lists the aforementioned clubs as members of the federation among the 22 affiliates, but GFF president Wayne Forde said “that will be changed soon”.Constitutionally, the four clubs, despite being relegated, are still members of the GFF, according to the Article 9 and 10 of the GFF constitution.The GFF constitution (Article 9:1.2.3) states “the Congress shall decide whether to admit, suspend or expel a Member. (2) Admission may be granted if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Federation. (3) Membership is terminated by resignation or expulsion. Loss of membership does not relieve the Member from its financial obligations towards the Federation or other Members, but leads to cancellation of all rights in relation to the Federation.”Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ RichardsonForde, speaking with Chronicle Sport yesterday when asked about the teams being both members of the Association and the GFF, explained, “We’re (the GFF), awaiting word from FIFA and CONCACAF with regard to the clubs’ membership (with the GFF) and that’s expected in the coming week.”After the teams had withdrawn from participating in the STAG Elite League, the GFF used Article; 13,1a and 13,1c of the constitution to validate their relegation.Article 13, which speaks of Members’ Obligation, states members are required to “comply fully with the Statutes/Constitution, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CONCACAF and the Federation at all times and to ensure by a statutory clause that these are also respected by its Affiliates; b) to ensure the election of its decision-making bodies at least every four years; c) to take part in competitions (if applicable) or other sporting activities organised/approved by the Federation.”The next major activities of the Association are the GFF/Pele Alumni Frank Watson National U-15 tournament and the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National U-17 tournament – the latter scheduled to begin this weekend.These competitions will afford the youth players from the respective clubs the much-needed opportunity to be engaged in active football.Further, the senior team will be allowed to participate in the Association’s tournaments and compete to regain their position in the STAG Elite League.last_img read more

Men’s basketball falls to Arizona State, drops to fifth

first_imgSenior guard Jonah Mathews scored a team-high 22 points in the Trojans’ loss to Arizona State. USC is now 6-5 against Pac-12 opponents. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu is averaging 16.4 points per game this season but only scored 5 against Arizona State. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) A last effort 3-point attempt from senior guard Jonah Mathews did not fall for USC after ASU took a 2-point lead with 19 seconds remaining. Mathews may have been fouled on the play but did not receive a call, capping off a disappointing Grand Canyon State road trip. “I take the blame for the loss,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “I could’ve done a few things differently tonight, so we win and lose together.”  The Trojans got off to a hot start, jumping out to a 15-7 lead in the first five minutes of the game as the Sun Devils had a hard time making their shots fall in the first half. The Trojans took advantage of Arizona State’s missed opportunities, going into halftime with an 8-point lead. It did not take long out of the break for the Sun Devils to get going, however, as ASU crawled back and took its first lead of the game with 12 minutes remaining. USC tried to keep the game close but fell apart in the final two minutes of the game, giving up a 7-0 run to close things out. USC has now lost three straight after starting the season 17-4.  USC will look to avenge the disappointing loss when it returns home to take on the Washington Huskies at Galen Center Thursday at 6 p.m. “Our big guys had their share of turnovers just like our guards, so we have to do a better job of playing team basketball,” Enfield said. “We try to break the press and try to score out of it … but with 24 turnovers, it’s just too many.”center_img The biggest difference in the game for the Trojans was the Sun Devils’ game plan against freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu. The Sun Devils limited Okongwu, who was recently named a finalist for the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the nation’s top collegiate center, to only 5 points. In addition, USC turned the ball over an astonishing 24 times, giving ASU extra possessions. Both teams would finish with 42 rebounds and eight 3-pointers. USC finished with a 41.8% shooting percentage while ASU finished at 31.3%. Even though the Trojans shot at a better rate than the Sun Devils, they could not find a way to capitalize when it mattered most. “I thought we lost our composure midway through the second half, and then they took the lead and I thought we regained [composure],” Enfield said.  “And then we retook the lead and then we made a couple of big mistakes and then we threw the ball away … We have to execute.” The Pac-12 has been interesting of late, as both No. 14 Oregon and No. 23 Arizona lost Saturday as well. With seven more regular-season conference games to go for USC, the Trojans still have an outside chance to compete for the Pac-12 regular-season championship and could earn a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament by securing a top-four finish. The Sun Devils, who entered Saturday’s game with a 5-4 conference record and a two-game win streak, entered the game with a chance to move ahead of the Trojans in the Pac-12. On the other hand, USC knew that this game — especially with it being on the road — was crucial for its NCAA Tournament hopes. The USC men’s basketball team could not find a way to pull out a win against the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday night, losing 66-64 in Tempe, Ariz.  “We’re inconsistent in general,” Enfield said. “We’re a good team but we have inconsistencies in some things we do like turn the ball over, like shooting open shots. There are certain things we’ve done this year that make us inconsistent offensively and defensively, but we’re still a good team.”last_img read more

Togo FA denies rift with FIFA

first_imgThe Togo Football Federation has denied media reports that FIFA has suspended financial aid to the association following a scandal which suggests which suggests the mismanagement of funds.There were initial reports indicating that the world’s football governing body had denounced their financial support to the Togo Football federation led by Komla Ameyi due their inability to justify how they handled a 432, 000 dollars development grant for the 2011-2012 period.But General Secretary of the Togo football federation Madam Yvette Klussey says they have settled the issue with FIFA and are in good terms with the World’s football governing body.“We don’t have any problem with FIFA because as far as I’m concerned we have handed all documents requested from us”. She told JOY Sports“FIFA never said they will not finance us anymore, so all the stories going round are false”.last_img read more

Young Athletes from Sarajevo won 14 Medals

first_img100 m: Ajla Reizbegović (Sarajevo) 12,78400 m: Aleksandra Roljić (Banja Luka) 59,75800 m: Katarina Lemez  (Slavija) 2:20,841500 m: Valentina Samardžić  (Prnjavor) 5:03,783000 m: Anja Trebovac (Prijedor) 10:47,97100 m hurdles: Anja Erceg (Borac) 14,722000 m: Teodora Pjević (Prijedor) 7:55,83Race walk 3000 m: Adisa Belkić (Sloboda) 19:19,25Long jump: Marija Ivanković (Brotnjo) 5,25High jump: Lamija Pašalić (Zenica) 170Triple jump: Marija Ivanković (Brotnjo) 11,98Shot put: Mediha Salkić (Doboj Istok) 13,90Discus: Mediha Salkić (Doboj Istok) 41,72Hammer throw: Marina Anđelić (Leotar) 35,17Javelin: Milica Jović  (Glasinac) 36,404×100 m: AC Glasinac 53,37 (Source: novovrijeme.ba) Younger juniors (male): The members of the Athletic Club Sarajevo were the most successful participants of B&H Championships for the younger juniors, which was held in Sokolac, and organized by AC Glasinac.Young male and female athletes of Sarajevo won 14 medals, from which five were gold, five bronze and four silver medals.The second place was taken by AC Steel while the AC Glasinac took the third place.More than 200 athletes from 20 clubs participated on this championships.Champions of B&H by disciplines:center_img 100 m: Ervin Rahmanović (Sloboda) 11,44400 m: Nikola Jaćimović (Banja Luka) 51,74800 m: Bojan Gajić (Banja Luka) 2:06,351500 m: Nikola Petrović (Prnjavor) 4:46,443000 m: Adin Čajić (Prnjavor) 9:50,76110 m hurdles: Ervin Rahmanović (Sloboda) 16,852000 m:  Belmin Mrkanović (DIS) 6:06,32Long jump: Ismar Pašanbegović (Zenica) 5,96High jump: Maid Redžić (Zenica) 1.65Triple jump: Ismar Pašanbegović (Zenica) 11,88Shot put: Jasmin Mujezin (Sarajevo) 18,05Discus: Nermin Štitkovac (Sarajevo) 44,76Hammer throw: Jasmin Mujezin (Sarajevo) 33,92Javelin: Aleksandar Lučić (Glasinac) 55,304×100 m: AC Sarajevo 45,22 Younger juniors (female):last_img read more

Aubameyang slammed for failing to testify at Dortmund attack trial

first_img– ‘Happy to be alive’ –Bartra recounted that straight after the blasts, he heard a ringing in his ears while the other passengers screamed.“I feared there would be more attacks,” he said. “My arm was bleeding, I was dizzy.”With the help of an interpreter he spoke in the hearing of his nightmares and later the sense of “panic” at having to face the attacker in court.“The attack changed my life,” he said. “I’m happy to be alive.”After the bombing, police initially suspected a jihadist attack, but then arrested Wenergold 10 days later.The 28-year-old electrical technician has been charged with 28 counts of attempted murder as well as setting off explosions and causing serious bodily harm.He had allegedly remotely set off the three explosive devices hidden in a hedge as the bus was leaving the team hotel for a Champions League match.He was staying in the same Dortmund hotel as the players, had a view of where the bombs went off and had bought the put options on the team’s shares on the day of the attack, prosecutors said.The defendant reportedly drew attention at the hotel, first by insisting on a window room facing the front and then, in the chaos after the blasts, by calmly walking into its restaurant to order a steak.A day after the attack, Dortmund played their postponed game against Monaco and lost, prompting then coach Thomas Tuchel to rail against UEFA for not giving the players time to come to terms with their fear before returning to the pitch.Wenergold faces life in prison if found guilty, although in Germany parole is usually granted after 15 years.Share on: WhatsApp Dortmund, Germany | AFP | German authorities criticised Borussia Dortmund player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for failing to testify Monday in a trial over the bomb attack targeting the team last year.Aubameyang, who is reportedly closing in on a lucrative switch to Arsenal, was due to speak at the trial of the alleged attacker, German-Russian man Sergei Wenergold, but did not show up, citing illness.Prosecutor Carsten Dombert called the sick note presented by the Gabon international’s lawyer “absolutely feeble”, AFP’s sport news arm SID reported.“I think the justice system shouldn’t just accept this,” he said. Presiding judge Peter Windgaetter said he agreed: “I see it in just the same way.”Bild said Aubameyang could face a 10,000-euro ($12,300) fine from the court.Wenergold has admitted to remotely setting off three explosions in an elaborate bid last April 11 to make a fortune on the stock market.Earlier, Spanish defender Marc Bartra told the court of his mortal fear when bombs hit his Borussia Dortmund bus in an attack which he said “changed my life”.Bartra, who suffered a fractured wrist in the attack, said he had had nightmares since the traumatic event, which left him in hospital for five “terrible” days.“I still haven’t fully got over the attack and continue to suffer,” the player said in a written statement read at the hearing in Dortmund.“I suffered mortal fear and was afraid I would never see my family again.”The triple blast shattered the team bus’s windows, with a police officer also suffering inner ear damage.Prosecutors say the three fragmentation bombs each contained up to a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of a hydrogen peroxide mixture and around 65 cigarette-sized metal bolts, one of which ended up lodged in Bartra’s headrest.They charge that Wenergold had sought to profit from an anticipated plunge in the club’s stock market value by cashing in on so-called put options, essentially bets on a falling share price.last_img read more

Black Olympians at Sochi: Jamaican team “cool” running at Sochi Olympics

first_imgWinston Watts, the driver for JAM-1 of Jamaica, speaks on the phone after arriving at the sliding center during a training session for the men’s two-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Everything’s cool and running with Jamaica’s bobsled team.They’re back inside the Olympic rings, and back on the track.After their equipment was delayed in arriving to the Sochi Games, driver Winston Watts and his teammates got in their first two runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track on Thursday. The Jamaicans, who qualified for the first time since 2002, couldn’t train Wednesday because they arrived ahead of their luggage, which was on a later flight to Russia.Without their clothing, sliding suits, helmets or the expensive runners for their two-man sled, the Jamaicans couldn’t do anything but watch on their first day at the Olympic venue.Watts said the team got its gear around midnight, enabling them to take part in the second day of “unofficial” training. It wasn’t until the Jamaicans got to the track that they realized their belongings had been tampered with. Watts said security opened containers of protein powder and the contents spilled out on his clothes and equipment.He even got powder in his eyes after putting on his helmet.“Security went through them. I don’t know who, but the lids were open,” he said. “I didn’t look at my bags last night and all of the stuff was all over my stuff. Protein. They take the seal off and open. They may think there was something else in there.”Not even the transit delay could dampen Watts’ enthusiasm in making it to his second Olympics — he shrugged it off in Jamaican style.“We are from the sunshine,” he said, flashing his megawatt smile.The Jamaicans didn’t race on the World Cup circuit this season, but they qualified for these games by accumulating enough points in lower-tier races in North America.Qualifying was one thing, but the Jamaicans weren’t sure they were going to be able to make the trip because they didn’t have enough to cover the travel expenses as well as purchase additional sets of runners.Jamaica needed help, and got it as the team quickly raised $178,000 before telling fans and friends to stop donating.“We didn’t want them to think that we’re greedy people,” he said. “We said we wanted this to make it possible to get better equipment and that’s what our goal was. And apparently it went on and on because people want to achieve and they haven’t seen us for a long period of time.”Although they’re a longshot to win a medal, the Jamaicans, whose inspiring journey to the Calgary Games in 1988 was told in the film, “Cool Runnings,” have helped pull the spotlight toward bobsled.American driver Steven Holcomb said having the Jamaicans around is great for the sport.“They did work hard,” said Holcomb, who will defend his gold medal in four-man. “It’s not easy to qualify for the games. They were trying in ’06, they missed. They tried in ’10, they missed. They tried again, they made it. So it’s good to have that exposure.”Watts said he and his teammates have always felt embraced by the world’s other sliders.“All the guys in here, we are a family,” the 46-year-old veteran said. “The bobsleigh circuit is like a family and we’re welcomed. All people love Jamaica. When Jamaica is not around, they’re not happy because we are a fun-loving, caring group. We make people smile all the time even when they are having a bad day. We just keep them going.”Bobsled isn’t Jamaica’s best sport. Not by a long way.The island nation is home to sprinter Usain Bolt, six-time Olympic champion and the world’s fastest man.Watts hopes to hear from Bolt while he’s in Russia, and joked that he may one day ask him to jump in his sled.“He would be a very good pusher, but he’s not a person who likes cold,” Watts said. “He’s said that. It would be awesome to have him on my team because a strong guy like me and him, could you imagine that?”last_img read more

Leafs snap two-game slide by thumping Grand Forks 7-2

first_imgBut a power play goal by Luke Jones followed by Hayden Pasacreta’s first goal of the season less than two minutes later tied the contest at 2-2.In the second the Leafs responded to a lively pep talk during the intermission to throw 23 shots at the Grand Forks net.The result saw Nelson score three times as Colton McCarthy, Cam Weir and Bryce Nielsen on the power play gave the hosts a 5-2 advantage after 40 minutes.In the third, Boyczuk and Colton Schell with one second remaining in the game concluded the Leafs scoring. Nelson finished the game out shooting the Bruins 50-21.Brett Soles had an easy time in the Nelson net to earn the win.Robert Dunsmuir started the game before being relieved by Dominic Stadnyk after injuring his hand.The win moved Nelson up the Murdoch standings to within two points of idle Castlegar Rebels.Castlegar hosts Sicamous Eagles Sunday in the Sunflower City.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs boarded a bus following Saturday’s game for Spokane in preparation for Sunday’s afternoon tilt . . .. The goal by Colton McCarthy is his team-leading 11th of the season. Only Brendan Burge of Fernie has scored more times — 12 . . ..Nelson defenceman Cole Arcuri missed the game due to an upper body injury. . . . North Okanagan Knight won its second game on the Murdoch road trip edging Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-1. For the second consecutive game the Nelson Leafs struggled in the first period.But this was the Grand Forks Border Bruins Nelson was playing are not the North Okanagan Knights.The Leafs overcame the slow start, scoring five times in the final two frames to dump the lowly Bruins 7-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win snaps a two-game slide for the Leafs.Nelson concludes the three-game weekend with a game Sunday afternoon in Spokane.“It was good but we struggled again in the first period,” said Leaf winger Jacob Boyczuk, named the game’s first star.“We got it going in the second but have to start better.”Matti Jmaeff and Seth Schmidt staked the Leafs to the 2-0 lead nine minutes through the opening period.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2016

first_imgRafael Bejarano29568583223%54%$3,210,966 Tiago Pereira119712106%24%$501,878 David Lopez17424152214%35%$753,801 Edwin Maldonado19441192021%41%$1,322,460 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 Joseph Talamo24631272913%35%$2,056,423 Fernando Perez17919202311%35%$965,852 Gary Stevens6412111019%52%$1,595,898 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Kristin Mulhall52118321%42%$408,990 Doug O’Neill18730282616%45%$1,494,192 Drayden Van Dyke16917172610%36%$1,048,147 Kent Desormeaux13220252315%52%$1,643,269 Steven Miyadi7313141018%51%$405,782 Mario Gutierrez17621312412%43%$1,267,069 Agapito Delgadillo9914111014%35%$390,362 (Current Through Friday, April 1) ‘CANDY’ SWEET IN FINAL SANTA ANITA DERBY DRILLLONE PICK SIX WINNER REAPS $52,823 ON $32 TICKETCHAMPION STELLAR WIND WORKS FOR HER RETURNBALDWIN AVE. TRAFFIC TO BE DIVERTED SATURDAY JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Abel Lezcano817559%21%$539,769 Martin Pedroza1101413713%31%$398,690center_img DANZING CANDY IN ‘PERFECT’ BREEZE FOR SA DERBYSeveral of the West Coast’s leading Triple Crown aspirants got in their final major licks on a summer-like morning today for next Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, which has produced the winner of the Kentucky Derby two of the last four years, I’ll Have Another (2012) and California Chrome (2014).San Felipe Stakes winner Danzing Candy worked five furlongs under regular rider Mike Smith in company outside of Miraglo. Each was clocked in 1:00.60.“Perfect,” is how trainer Cliff Sise Jr. termed the move by the speedy Danzing Candy. “Even though it looks like a small field for the Santa Anita Derby, post positions will be important, especially with the speed in there now.“We don’t have to be in front, but I’ll pretty much leave it up to Mike. I’m sure if the other speed (Iron Rob, coming off a front-running win in the six furlong San Pedro Stakes March 20) knows that if I draw inside, I’m going to go, and he’ll sit off of us.“If he draws inside of me, it will be vice-versa.”Santa Anita clockers gave Danzing Candy fractional times of 24, 36.40 and 48.40, with a gallop out time of 1:14 for six furlongs.Exaggerator, second to unbeaten champion Nyquist in the Feb. 15 San Vicente and third behind Danzing Candy in the March 12 San Felipe, worked five furlongs for Keith Desormeaux with brother Kent aboard in 1:02.80.Exaggerator’s fractions were 25 flat and 50.80.“It was a little slower than he’s used to going,” Keith said, “but Kent said he was well in hand and galloped out strong.”Also working for the Santa Anita Derby were Iron Rob, six furlongs in 1:14.40 for George Papaprodromou; California-bred Smokey Image, six furlongs in 1:13.40 for Carla Gaines; and Uncle Lino, five furlongs in 1:02.40 for Gary Sherlock.Smokey Image had splits of 13.40, 36.60 and 48.80. Uncle Lino went a half in 50.40. BALDWIN AVE. CLOSED MORNING OF SANTA ANITA DERBYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day next Saturday, April 9, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE.FINISH LINES: Stellar Wind, champion Older Female of 2015, had her first work since running second in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 30, going three furlongs Saturday for John Sadler in 37.40. “Very nice,” is how the trainer termed the move. Stellar Wind went the first quarter-mile in 25.20. Also working for Sadler was Santa Anita Handicap runner-up Hard Aces, four furlongs in 48.20, while Palos Verdes and San Carlos winner Kobe’s Back went four furlongs in 49.20 for Peter Eurton . . . Nyquist arch-rival Swipe worked six furlongs for Keith Desormeaux in 1:13 flat. The trainer has the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 as a long-range goal for 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red . . . Arcadia Stakes winner Bolo worked four furlongs for Carla Gaines in 48 flat, while La Canada winner Taris went the same distance in 49 flat for Simon Callaghan . . . San Pedro runner-up Denman’s Call worked a mile for Doug O’Neill in 1:43.20 . . . With two wins Friday, Phil D’Amato has opened a 32-30 lead over O’Neill in the battle for Winter Meet training honors. The jockeys’ race is a fait accompli, with perennial leader Rafael Bejarano holding a commanding 68-47 bulge over injured and idle Santiago Gonzalez, but third-place Flavien Prat could take advantage of Gonzalez’s down time and move into second. He sits third with 43 victories. . . Effective today, agent Mark North has taken the book of Stewart Elliott, while apprentice Brayan Pena and agent Vic Lipton have parted company . . . UBER, the official ride to Santa Anita, will continue to offer 50 percent discounts to and from the track (up to $20) through July 10, 2016. The promo code is SANTAANITA2016. Santa Anita employees are welcome to use the discount code. Alonso Quinonez9471067%24%$334,590 Richard Baltas12121201517%46%$1,343,919 WINNING PICK SIX PAYS $52,823 ON $32 TICKETPurchased at Fairplex Park for just $32, there was one winning Santa Anita Pick Six ticket on Friday, and it was worth $52,823.One of just two “live” horses in an eighth race field of 10 fillies and mares, favored Be Mine quickly erased any notion of a Pick Six carryover into Saturday with an emphatic 5 ¼  length win under Flavien Prat at odds of 2-1.There were 70 tickets with five winners, each worth $327.20. Mark Glatt991012910%31%$497,150 Tyler Baze27528444010%41%$1,504,991 Bob Baffert10421181720%54%$1,600,045 Martin Garcia13521141516%37%$1,188,531 Philip D’Amato14232222423%55%$1,648,005 Mike Smith961191811%40%$1,649,530 Peter Eurton9415221216%52%$1,057,037 Victor Espinoza891211813%35%$906,350 Flavien Prat25743464317%51%$2,680,306 Jerry Hollendorfer14424141717%38%$1,708,823 John Sadler861310915%37%$836,244 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller13516152112%39%$740,395 William Spawr42107424%50%$288,732last_img read more