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Indiana Paying Uncle Sam $44 Billion a Year

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – An analysis of the local impacts of the federal budget shows while the amount of federal tax dollars flowing out of Indiana was down a bit last year, it’s still higher than in the past.Becky Sweger, director of data and technology with the National Priorities Project, says their “State Smart” project found residents and businesses in Indiana paid about $44 billion in federal taxes in 2013.“They rank about 28th in per-capita federal taxes paid back to the government,” says Sweger. “That’s about $6,700 a person and that is actually less than the year prior.”And while it’s less than was paid in 2012, the report found Indiana residents paid about 22-percent more in 2013 than they did five years ago. Sweger says most of those dollars were paid by or on behalf of individuals in the form of income taxes, self-employment taxes and payroll taxes.The analysis also looked at how much is received in Indiana from the federal budget over the course of a year. Sweger says it’s about $56 billion.“The vast majority of that is federal aid going directly to individuals for programs like Medicare, Social Security, unemployment benefits and food stamps that number comes out to about $5,700 a person,” she says.The $56 billion received from the federal budget in Indiana also includes federal grants and contracts to business and governments and the salaries of the federal employees in the state.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Powerlifting competition set for Sunday

first_imgTHE St Stanislaus auditorium will be the place to be, come this Sunday (November 27), when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) hosts its marquee competition of the year.With a total of 36 athletes, 7 females and 29 males, spectators are in for a day of exciting action as Guyana’s top strongmen and strongwomen compete for powerlifting gold.The competition will also involve seasoned powerlifters from Guyana’s golden powerlifting era.For the females, Kimberley Mars-Loncke will bring her CAC and Caribbean Powerlifting experience back to the stomping ground after a three-year absence from the sport. However, young powerhouse Tineisha Toney will be the one to challenge her for the Female Best Lifter Title.On the male side, 2012 Caribbean bronze medallist Fabian Ketwaroo will be competing in the 66kg division.Meanwhile, local bodybuilder Marvin Richards will take on this year’s 93kg champion Nigel Williams, in addition to Imran Mohammed and Caribbean silver medallist Erwyn ‘Superman’ Smith.John Edwards and Colin Chesney will also make their return in a heavyweight three-way battle royal with Farouk Abdool of Hardcore Gym Berbice in a contest for 120kg supremacy.The tournament will be used as a prerequisite for selection to regional and international meets in 2017.Weigh-in time is 07:00hrs to 08:30hrs and athletes who arrive late will not be allowed to compete.Tickets are $1 000 and are available from members of the GAPF and entrance fee is the same at the gate.The GAPF wishes to express gratitude to its sponsors Fitness Express, Trophy Stall, Buddy’s Gym and recent new sponsor Ticket Master for making the event possible.last_img read more

American looks to sweep Loyola

first_imgDID YOU KNOW: Loyola (Md.) is ranked second among Patriot League teams with an average of 73.4 points per game. The Greyhounds have averaged 78.2 points per game over their last five games.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SUPER SENIORS: American’s Sa’eed Nelson, Stacy Beckton Jr. and Mark Gasperini have combined to account for 49 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 61 percent of all Eagles points over the last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Eagles have allowed just 68.6 points per game to Patriot League opponents so far, an improvement from the 74.4 per game they gave up in non-conference play.KEY FACILITATOR: S. Nelson has either made or assisted on 51 percent of all American field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 38 field goals and 26 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Loyola (Md.) is 0-6 when its offense scores 62 points or fewer. American is a perfect 7-0 when it holds opponents to 63 or fewer points.PERFECT WHEN: American is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Eagles are 5-11 when opponents score more than 63 points. American looks to sweep Loyola February 11, 2020center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLoyola (Md.) (12-13, 4-8) vs. American (12-11, 8-4)Bender Arena, Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Loyola (Md.) seeks revenge on American after dropping the first matchup in Baltimore. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 22, when the Eagles shot 47.1 percent from the field and went 18 for 19 from the free throw line en route to a two-point victory.last_img read more

PITTIFUL: Shorthanded, outrebounded Syracuse falls 65-55 at Pittsburgh

first_img Related Stories Gallery: No. 6 Syracuse upset by Pittsburgh 65-55Grant turns in mixed performance in increased role, unfavorable matchup at Pittsburgh Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Brandon Triche leaned up against the concrete wall in the visitor’s locker room, running through each of the 3-pointers he missed in a loss at Pittsburgh. He estimated that he took about eight or nine attempts from beyond the arc, only three of which he was “capable of making.”The rest were forced shots. An air ball with 54 seconds remaining and another he tried to convert to a pass at the last moment came to mind.He asked to see the stat sheet, which revealed only five attempts from behind the 3-point line. Not eight or nine like he surmised. Still, they were all misses.“Only five? Oh, that’s not bad then,” Triche said with a sarcastic laugh. “I thought I was 0-for-10.”That’s how it felt for Triche in Syracuse’s 65-55 loss Saturday to unranked Pittsburgh (18-5, 6-4 Big East) at the Petersen Events Center, a game in which he finished with 14 points but needed 14 shots to get them. He and Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse’s other starting guard, struggled against the tenacious man-to-man defense from the Panthers all game long. And on an afternoon where the No. 6 Orange (18-3, 6-2 Big East) was down to seven scholarship players and three capable scorers, it failed to overcome the poor performances of its two backcourt stars.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse was without James Southerland, its third-leading scorer, for the fifth consecutive game Saturday, and freshman DaJuan Coleman was unavailable after having knee surgery early in the week.Their absences heaped more pressure onto the trio of Triche, Carter-Williams and C.J. Fair to score points and avoid fouls, a difficult task against a Pittsburgh team that leads the Big East in scoring defense. For weeks SU head coach Jim Boeheim has said those three players must produce consistently in order for his team to win, and two of them did not Saturday.“C.J. had a good game, and our two guards had bad offensive games,” Boeheim said. “We need them to score. We can’t go to Jerami (Grant), we can’t go to Baye (Moussa Keita) or (Rakeem Christmas). They’re not going to be a factor offensively unless it’s on the offensive glass.”And though Triche and Carter-Williams combined to score 27 points, they needed 26 shots to do so and missed all but one of their 10 attempts from 3-point range. They sprinkled in nine turnovers as well.It meant Fair was the only SU bright spot offensively, and he scored a game-high 20 points. But he lacked the support needed to combat a 10-man Pittsburgh rotation that was the epitome of balance. Nine players scored four or more points for the Panthers, and only guard Trey Woodall (13 points) reached double figures.For Syracuse, only five players scored.“We missed a lot of shots,” Carter-Williams said. “I was 3-for-12, Brandon didn’t shoot the ball great. If me and him don’t shoot the ball good, then we’re not going to win. If you look at the games we’ve lost, I shot like 20 percent or something like that. If I don’t shoot the ball well, we’re not going to win.”That’s because, as Boeheim alluded to, the rest of the Syracuse players simply cannot be counted on to score. Keita, Grant, Cooney and Christmas managed just eight points between them, and there was not a single post-up attempt for either of the two big men.Triche said roughly four set plays were called for Christmas throughout the game, all of which were bungled before Christmas had a chance to touch the ball.It created an offense that was, essentially, three against five. Fair, Carter-Williams and Triche were left to drive — often hopelessly with the shot clock winding down — and fling up shot attempts simply because no one else could.Fair finished 9-for-13 from the field and played incredibly well. But after Triche tied the game at 35-35 with a driving layup against Trey Zeigler, Triche and Carter-Williams shot 1-for-8 in the final 12:36 of the game.“A game like this, I probably needed to play really good and I didn’t,” Triche said. “It’s going to be me, Mike and C.J. scoring for the most part. Jerami is going to be there, but other than that we have guys who are inexperienced or not capable of scoring by themselves.”It left Triche pondering — as he put on a Syracuse ski hat to prepare for a disappointing flight home — ways his team could generate more offense without arguably its best shooter and its starting center. He’d seen the stats, and they were ugly. He’d missed shots, and there were plenty.But he still couldn’t put his finger on how to fix the problem, couldn’t think of a way to right the ship that is beginning to teeter in the thick of Big East play.“I don’t know,” Triche said. “Honestly.” Commentscenter_img Published on February 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

6 of the Best – FunFair Tech’s Geoff Scaplehorn

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Submit This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Geoff Scaplehorn, Lead Games Producer at FunFair Technologies.Keep reading to discover which sport breaks physical inactivity, a love of Britpop, disdain for ‘staycation’ and a top ten of movie loves.Best HolidayThat would have to be when I went on safari. Landing in Kenya, we drove to Tanzania to visit the Serengeti crater, and ended up diving off the coast of Zanzibar. It was an incredible experience and did a lot to put my everyday life as a perennial city-dweller in perspective.That said, while I refuse to acknowledge “staycation” as a word, nothing beats a holiday where you don’t need to do anything or go anywhere.Best AlbumThis just depends on my mood. I was a Britpop kid, so my default answer is usually Parklife by Blur, but I’ll also accept LA Woman by the Doors, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, or Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. Or whatever else I happen to be listening to at any given moment. Right now, it’s ’64-’95 by Lemon Jelly.Best Sporting ExperienceI am generally about as physically inactive as it is possible for a human to be, but I do teach archery on weekends, which probably counts. That said, I’ve been told by various friends over the years that my football commentary is absolutely top notch, so that being said the Germany vs Brazil match during the 2014 World Cup is probably one of my highlights.Best FilmAgain, this list varies from day to day, but my top 5 usually contains 1 or more of the following: The Lion King, Blues Brothers, The Prestige, Aliens, Koyannisqatsi, The Empire Strikes Back, Arrival, ET, 2001, or Plan 9 From Outer Space. In general, I can be coaxed into watching nearly anything, especially if it has A-list actors in silly outfits punching each other with superpowers.Best BookThe books I’ve reread the most over the years are The Forever War by Joe Haldeman and Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I keep an Amazon wish-list of stuff I want to read in the future, but like a fool I always ignore it whenever I have to choose my next book.Best BetIf we’re not counting the time that I once successfully made a bet with a date that everyone can be persuaded to have a gamble on something, then I’ve still got money on Donald Trump not making it through his first term. I’m running out of time, though. Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Lazio targets Vedad Ibišević?

first_imgOfficials of the FC Lazio are preparing great changes in the team for the coming season.It is certain that the experienced Miroslav Klose will not be in Rome for the next season (he will either go to the Major League Soccer or end his career) and that the Biancazzuri will not buy Alessandro Matri who is on loan from Milan.The list of potential strikers is long, and it also includes the national team player of BiH Vedad Ibišević, the Italian media claim.As a reminder, back in 2010, while he was still wearing the shirt of Hoffenheim, Ibišević was being connected with the Roman club. However, it all ended on speculations.Allegedly, the sports director of Lazio Igli Tare has already contacted Hertha. It is also being mentioned that the Berlin club, which is the biggest surprise in Bundesliga this season, asked for around seven million EUR for the BiH striker.In case of transfer, Ibišević would join the teammate from the BiH national team Senad Lulić in Lazio. Ibišević is under contract with Hertha until 2017.Apart from Ibišević, the list of potential reinforcements for the Biancazzuri also features Ciro Immobile, Arkadiusz Milik and Fernando Torres.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Myth-busting 49ers vs. Chiefs: The three worst early narratives for Super Bowl 54

first_imgIYER: How the 49ers built a Super Bowl team in three yearsMyth 1: “It’s the 49ers’ elite defense vs. the Chiefs’ explosive offense”This is totally ignoring the fact San Francisco actually is the better overall offensive team in Super Bowl 54. Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers ranked No. 4 in total offense (yardage), averaging 381.1 yards per game during the regular season. They were No. 2 in scoring offense, averaging 29.9 points per game. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs were No. 6 in total offense and No. 7 in scoring offense, so yes, behind the 49ers in both categories.The Chiefs did score 86 points in two playoff games and the 49ers scored only 64, but the Chiefs had to dig out of double-digit holes in both games while the 49ers faced little resistance and could go run heavy to chew away at the clock in the second half. The 49ers are a lot more two-dimensional — No. 2 in rushing and No. 13 in passing — while the Chiefs were No. 23 in rushing and No. 5 in passing.OK, it is true the 49ers had the No. 3 total defense, in contrast to the Chiefs ranking No. 17 there. But the Chiefs actually had the slightly better scoring defense, No. 7 (19.3 points allowed per game) to the 49ers ranking No. 8 (19.4 points allowed per game).The 49ers are very good defensively, but this isn’t close to the ’85 Bears, ’00 Ravens or ’02 Buccaneers. They can struggle at times against the run (they finished No. 17 in the regular season) and they can have a few coverage issues surface against opponents deep in passing weapons, such as the Chiefs.San Francisco finished No. 1 against the pass, but Kansas City wasn’t far behind at No 8, improving vastly from No. 31 a season ago. The Chiefs still aren’t getting enough credit for their improved defense while switching to a base 4-3 under Steve Spagnuolo. Starting up front with Pro Bowl defensive linemen Chris Jones and Frank Clark through cornerback Bashaud Breeland and safety Tyrann Mathieu, the Chiefs boast their share of disruptors. Their much-maligned run defense rebounded in rematches against the Texans and the Titans and the coverage and pressure hasn’t let them down much.So stop comparing Super Bowl 54 to classic offense vs. defense matchups of Super Bowls past, because this isn’t one of those. The 49ers and Chiefs each did plenty well on both sides of the ball to get to Super Bowl 54.MORE: Six facts about Raheem Mostert — one for each NFL team that cut himMyth 2: “It’s the 49ers’ dominant running game vs. the Chiefs’ dangerous passing game”Here we go again. As we alluded to before, the 49ers had a prolific running game, finishing second only behind the Ravens’ record-setting attack with Lamar Jackson. They averaged 144.1 yards per game and 4.6 yards per attempt during the regular season. The 49ers followed up rushing for 186 yards against the Vikings in the divisional playoffs by pounding out a ridiculous 285 yards on the Packers. Garoppolo completed only 11 passes against the Vikings before attempting only eight against the Packers. But Garoppolo passed for 3,978 passing yards and averaged 30 attempts per game during the regular season while throwing 27 TDs and rating 102.0 at 8.4 yards per attempt.The 49ers aren’t dependent on some run-heavy, ball-control approach like Giants vs. Bills in Super Bowl 25 to keep Mahomes off the field to win. They are comfortable and capable of getting Garoppolo in a back-and-forth high-scoring affair, given he’s delivered in big games (Seahawks, Packers, Saints) doing just that.The Chiefs averaged only 98.1 yards rushing per game at 4.2 yards per attempt during the regular season. But they out-rushed the Texans (118-94) and Derrick Henry’s Titans (112-85). Mahomes was responsible for 106 of those yards (exactly 53 in each game) to lead the team in both games, but his sudden big-time scrambling can’t be ignored as a real factor in Super Bowl 54. Damien Williams has finished drives rushing with three of his four playoff TDs, while also making key plays catching passes out of the backfield.The 49ers did give up 4.5 yards per carry and it’s also important to note that only the Bengals and Browns allowed more rushing yards on average per game to QBs. Jackson, Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray all caused issues when they all took off running or extended plays.San Francisco might lean toward running more and be more effective doing so, but Kansas City is capable of doing more damage on the ground than it might seem on the surface of this lazy narrative.MORE: Andy Reid’s Super Bowl return with Chiefs is not to be mockedMyth 3: “It’s the NFL’s best team vs. the NFL’s best player”What does this even mean? That the 49ers are the more complete team while the Chiefs are more dependent on Mahomes to save them like the MVP QB he is? Then why are the Chiefs favored slightly on a neutral field at Hard Rock Stadium if they’re an army of one?For as much magic Mahomes creates with the football in his hands, he can’t take over a championship round like a pitching ace, hot-shooting guard or lights-out goalie. Mahomes can go full LeBron or Kawhi against the 49ers, but he still can’t win the Super Bowl 54 without a ton of support — because, you know, he can’t play defense.The Chiefs are playing in Super Bowl 54 because they’ve got plenty of top talent, starting right around the QB with wide receiver Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and a strong offensive line, all in a terrific system under Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy. Williams, Sammy Watkins and rookie Mecole Hardman are some pretty skilled complementary big playmakers. That’s before getting to Jones, Clark, Breeland, Mathieu and the defensive crew, and a superb special teams.The 49ers are loaded, too, in all three phases, but they have some special individual playmakers who can take over games in stretches, too — running back Raheem Mostert simply took his turn against the Packers. In the past, it’s been Garoppolo or tight end George Kittle or rookie wide receiver Deebo Samuel or rookie defensive end Nick Bosa …. you get it. This isn’t Mahomes vs. the 49ers. This is the Chiefs vs. the 49ers. Mahomes and Garoppolo can both shine individually and one of them will still lose because quarterback wins are not a real stat.The Chiefs aren’t a superstar, a few stars and mostly scrubs. Likewise, the 49ers aren’t just a solid all-around without the flair from spectacular standouts.Trying to define the roles of the 49ers and Chiefs on the either side and forcing them into specific identities takes away from the feeling that Super Bowl 54 is one of the most evenly matched, hard-to-pick and potential greatest Super Bowls to ever be played — and that’s no myth. Now that the 49ers and Chiefs are all set to play in Super Bowl 54, get ready for two weeks of hot takes and conveniently inaccurate storylines leading up to the NFL championship game in Miami on Feb. 2.Not long after San Francisco and Kansas City won their respective conference championships with relative ease on Sunday night some of those narratives unfortunately started to already rear their ugly heads. Let’s go ahead and bust those myths now, shall we?last_img read more

Bell, Blount carry Steelers past Panthers 37-19

first_imgLe’Veon Bell (26) tries to break the tackle of Carolina Panthers’ Thomas DeCoud (21) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Move over, Walter Abercrombie and Earnest Jackson.Step aside, Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier, there’s a new running back tandem in the Steel City.Le’Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and LeGarrette Blount added 118 yards on the ground Sunday night as the Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers 37-19.Bell and Blount became the first Pittsburgh tandem to rush for 100 yards each since Abercrombie and Jackson accomplished the feat in 1986, and only the eighth time it has been done in team history. Harris and Bleier did it three times, but never combined for as many yards as Bell and Blount did against a very good Carolina defense.“That’s awesome,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “I’m sure that Steeler fans back home are going crazy because we ran the ball for 100 and had two guys do it. That’s just awesome. I think it shows what we can do if we put our minds to it.”The Steelers finished with 264 yards rushing and averaged 7.8 yards per carry, a number that was aided by an 81-yard burst from Bell and a 50-yard jaunt by Blount.“We stuck to our game plan and eventually just started popping off runs,” Bell said.What’s even more impressive is it came against a Carolina defense that ranked second in the league last season in total defense and features the 2013 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in Luke Kuechly.LeGarrette Blount (27) leaps over Carolina Panthers’ Antoine Cason (20) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Steelers won 37-19. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)“Our offensive line came out and played well and they created some holes too,” Blount said. “They were amazing, they are great.”Blount said that is one of the reasons he signed with the Steelers as a free agent this offseason, even though they already had Bell.“I knew that I was going to come here and get the football,” Blount said. “The first couple weeks weren’t big weeks for me but I knew when my time came I was going to be able to contribute and we came out here and did well.”Some things we learned from the Steelers’ 37-19 win:PROTECTION CONCERNS: Coach Ron Rivera was concerned about the lack of protection given to Cam Newton. The offensive line, which lost a number of veteran starters in the offseason, was viewed as the weak link coming into the season. They were exposed by the Steelers, who got to Newton at times with only three rushers.Newton was sacked three times, fumbled once and hit at least a dozen more in the loss.“The Steelers did some things that were a little bit different,” Rivera said. “They hadn’t done these things in their previous two games. They really did. If you go back and look at it, they did a really nice job of game planning and mixing some things up.”PANTHERS BACKS ARE HURTING: The Panthers have issues to contend with moving forward at running back. They came into the game without starting running back DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) and third-string back Fozzy Whittaker (hamstring) due to injuries. Jonathan Stewart, who replaced Williams, injured his knee and did not return. Fullback Mike Tolbert left the game with leg injury.The Panthers elevated Darrin Reaves from the practice squad last week and Rivera said “he many have to oil it up and get ready to play football” against Baltimore next Sunday.The Panthers are averaging just 72.3 yards per game on the ground this season.THE BROWN ZONE: There was some question as to who Roethlisberger would look to in the red zone with Jerricho Cotchery having left via free agency. Antonio Brown seems to be emerging as that target after with a pair of 7-yard TD receptions. Brown has all three receiving touchdowns this year for the Steelers.DEFENSIVE QUESTIONS: The Steelers will have some questions to answer on defense after losing cornerback Ike Taylor to a broken arm and Ryan Shazier (knee) and Jarvis Jones (wrist) for the game Sunday night. Taylor will be out for a while, but the Steelers will be waiting with bated breath on their linebackers.PANTHERS NEED A RETURNER: The Panthers struggled throughout the preseason to find a returner to replace Ted Ginn Jr. They still don’t have a reliable option. Undrafted rookie Philly Brown looked decent in his first start at receiver, but fumbled a punt return that the Steelers eventually fell on in the end zone for a touchdown, ruining any thoughts of a Carolina comeback.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015

first_imgVEHICULAR TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED ON DERBY DAYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day next Saturday, April 4, 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 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 & 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 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. Doug O’Neill15920152313%$958,402 SHARED BELIEF SET FOR FIRST RACE OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA            Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief will make his first start outside of California and have his first flight when he runs in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on April 18.His previous 11 starts were in the Golden State, 10 of them victories. Only a horrid start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he ran fourth, besmirches his record. His longest journeys have been by van from Golden Gate Fields in Albany to Del Mar just north of San Diego.“There’s always that element of doing something new,” Hollendorfer said of “the best race horse in the country” and the champion 2-year-old male of 2013, “but so far, we’ve shipped him up and down the coast and he hasn’t seemed to mind.“Flying is different, but we think he’ll do that just fine also.” James Cassidy67981213%$382,290 Mark Casse57106818%$797,378 Felipe Valdez7811111314%$357,311 Gary Stevens9416141817%$1,495,818 Kent Desormeaux18232322218%$1,852,500 Jack Carava49610812%$197,850 Victor Espinoza16731322419%$2,024,226 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo20824272112%$1,396,250 Tyler Baze28537363313%$2,225,944 Peter Miller14226271618%$1,337,516 Martin Pedroza15916241910%$697,234 Michael Pender4668513%$187,080 Flavien Prat13213161510%$733,754 Richard Baltas741513720%$655,135 Mike Smith10121201521%$2,301,211 William Spawr4866613%$188,890 Brice Blanc5272413%$298,810 Thomas Proctor4876315%$529,778 Edwin Maldonado11715111413%$528,154 (Current Through Saturday, March 28) Steve Knapp3772319%$281,140 Drayden Van Dyke19322242311%$1,396,187 Jerry Hollendorfer15429202319%$3,207,292center_img Tiago Pereira1171491512%$456,532 Eddie Truman1961232%$258,790 Jeff Bonde3491426%$336,640 Steven Miyadi4085420%$249,180 John Sadler12217181714%$1,052,764 Rafael Bejarano25163353325%$2,903,706 Philip D’Amato6715111022%$695,090 Richard Mandella551191020%$684,616 Peter Eurton8214131417%$842,206 Fernando Perez1791524188%$763,098 J. Eric Kruljac5166712%$313,560 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 ‘DANE’ AND ‘PHAROAH’ IN ‘NICE’ WORKS FOR BAFFERT            American Pharoah, the cleanup hitter in Bob Baffert’s Murderers’ Row lineup of Triple Crown contenders, worked five furlongs Sunday morning in 58.60 for the Arkansas Derby on April 11, while One Lucky Dane, flying below the radar until his mile romp by nearly 10 lengths last Thursday, went six furlongs in 1:13.40 under Rafael Bejarano, who rides the son of Lookin At Lucky in next Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby.One Lucky Dane worked in company with Whiskey Ticket, who was also clocked in 1:13.40.Santa Anita clockers caught American Pharoah in fractions of 23 2/5, 47 1/5 and 58 3/5, with a gallop out time of 1:10 4/5.“Pharoah went really nice,” Baffert said. “He just cruised around there. One Lucky Dane went really nice, he looked really good. He was finishing up nice, so it looks like the race (on April 19) didn’t take anything out of him.”Bad Read Sanchez, who figures to be an outsider, also worked Sunday, going five furlongs from the gate in 59.20 in company with One More for Doug O’Neill, who has won the Santa Anita Derby twice in the last three years, with Goldencents in 2013 and I’ll Have Another in 2012. Mario Gutierrez was aboard Bad Read Sanchez.“We got him in 59 and three,” O’Neill said. “He looked great, good energy, so we’re excited. It’s exactly what we were looking for.”Probable for the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby, one of six stakes on a blockbuster card next Saturday that includes the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks: Dortmund, Martin Garcia; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux; Bolo, Mike Smith; One Lucky Dane, Rafael Bejarano; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez; and Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez.In other Santa Anita Derby news:Jerry Hollendorfer said California Derby winner and El Camino Real Derby runner-up Cross the Line is scheduled to work a half mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita where the son of Line of David already is bedded down.“We’re planning on running,” Hollendorfer said. “We’re going to blow him out Tuesday.”Juan Hernandez, the third-leading rider at Golden Gate with 53 wins through Saturday, has ridden Cross the Line in his last three races, two of them victories, and retains the mount in the Santa Anita Derby.The first 10,000 THOROUGHBREDS members in attendance at Santa Anita on Derby Day will be offered free an exclusive 2015 Santa Anita Derby Day T-shirt while supplies last. 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‘It’s hard’: Meralco’s losing skid unfamiliar territory for Durham

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I know that we have a chance for the playoffs still, and we’ve got to play for pride,” said Durham whose team sits at the 10th spot with a 1-6 card. “We just have some respect for ourselves, we have to come out and play hard.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA: San Miguel snaps losing skid, overpowers Phoenix View comments The Bolts’ 1-6 record is the worst start in any conference for the franchise while their six-game losing streak equaled another mark in their history.Meralco could’ve turned it around had it maintained its drive in the fourth quarter after it cut down NorthPort’s 10-point lead to just two, 90-88, with a 14-6 run.Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony, however, made clutch threes for the Batang Pier’s 98-91 lead with 24 seconds remaining that effectively finished off the Bolts.“I think they were up by 10 or something, then we’d climb back, but we could never get over the hump you know? That’s what killed us in the end,” said Durham who finished with 37 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists.Durham added there’s nothing left to do for them but to fight back and try to correct the trajectory they’re in.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham’s past trips in the PBA Governors’ Cup have always resulted in relative success for him and Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT With Durham carrying the load, the Bolts reached the finals in two straight years but his third time looks to have been given with wrong kind of charm.Meralco is down in the dumps after losing its sixth straight game, a 99-94 heartbreaker against NorthPort, leaving Durham is perplexed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s hard, I don’t think I’ve lost this many consecutive games, so it’s new to me,” said Durham Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I don’t understand, we play hard in practice but in crucial times we’re just not smart and we do stuff that shoot us in the leg.”“This is a type of league where every team is competitive and we play hard so you can’t do that to yourself.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more