Area Towns Continue to Tally Sandy’s Costs

first_imgRed Bank approved $454,000 for its work, an amount to be paid off over a five-year period, according to Chief Financial Officer Colleen Lapp. Sea Bright with its 1,500 year-round residents was one of the towns most dramatically impacted by Sandy, causing damage that preliminary estimates put at roughly $450 million for public and private property. For its initial expenses the borough council authorized emergency expenditures at $3.7 million, according to Joseph Verruni, Sea Bright’s acting administrator.Donovan’s Sea BrightThat money, he said, was used for massive debris removal, immediate emergency repairs to necessary infrastructure, overtime costs and replacement of equipment.“We’re fast approaching our limit of $3.7 (million),” Verruni said, noting the borough council is looking at additional expenditures, including the second layer of repairs to damaged municipal structures and to shore up the seawall.Sea Bright officials are relying on short-term notes for funds at this point, hopeful for quick reimbursement, Verruni said. Little Silver appropriated $2.4 million of which $1.9 million was used for brush removal, borough CFO, Laura Geraghty said. That was done by way of a self-funded emergency appropriation, as opposed to bonding. Middletown, the largest municipality in Monmouth County with more than 40 square miles and 60,000 residents, has allocated approximately $20 million in short-term notes to cover its cost. A significant amount of that was for debris and brush removal.Mayor Anthony Fiore said the biggest portion of the storm’s price tag for Middle­town was taking away large ruined appliances from homes and businesses flooded and damaged by the storm. By John BurtonIt amounts to big dollars for the relatively small towns – and even for those with relatively little damage – for the cleanup and recovery from Super Storm Sandy.The storm that landed about eight weeks ago and cut a destructive swath across much of the Jersey Shore, especially in Mon­mouth County, has forced municipalities to address immediate emergency needs. The costs range from hundreds of thousands of dollars for some towns that experienced comparatively little damage to millions for others. Some are contemplating long-term redevelopment projects that will have substantial price tags attached.Municipality officials have been applying for reimbursement to the Federal Emer­gency Management Agency (FEMA), with the agency assuring them they will get 75 percent of valid costs recovered and possibly up to 90 percent – though that officially has yet to be determined.Some local officials are expressing nervousness at the 112th Congress’ failure to vote on a bill that would free up $60 billion in storm recovery money. As of Jan. 2, that vote was being handed over to the 113th Congress.center_img Atlantic Highlands was spared some of the most severe damage that neighboring communities experienced because much of the borough sits at a higher elevation. But, Borough Administrator Adam Hubeny said the town’s municipal harbor/marina and some nearby private businesses bore the brunt of it, sustaining damage estimated at between $35 million and $40 million.Atlantic HIghlands Yacht HarborThe initial outlay for cleanup and recovery was an emergency expenditure of $150,000. The borough council is expected this month to vote on an additional $500,000, which will eventually be rolled into a long-term bond, Hubeny said. That money will be used to pay for the brush and debris removal, equipment and overtime, he said.“We don’t have the cash flow that’s needed to fund 100 percent of what ultimately our insurance and FEMA will reimburse us,” he said.The long-term bond, which would be paid for over the course of years, will be used for projects including the repair of the municipally owned and operated harbor and potentially could be as large as $20 million.“It’s a big deal. It’s a lot of money for a small town,” Hubeny said.However, the harbor, which is a self-sustaining utility, is supported by its users and the cost of repairs “should have no impact on property taxes,” he said.Traditionally, the harbor commission provides $1 million a year to the town to offset property taxes. “We’re not sure that’s coming uptown this year,” to borough hall, Hubeny said. Rumson officials have issued a one-year note for $5 million to address its costs, with brush and debris removal taking up a lion’s share of it.According to Tom Rogers, Rumson’s administrator, borough workers and private contractors have hauled 80,000 cubic yards of brush and about 2,000 tons of debris that resulted from the storm’s flooding and high winds.Rumson also has to make repairs to its infrastructure, including sewer pumping stations, damaged equipment and parks and sports fields, Rogers said.Following the 1992 storm, local officials authorized upgrades along with repairs to the sewer system “but the improvements were no match for Hurricane Sandy,” Rogers said. Fair Haven faired relatively unscathed from the storm’s wrath, but still had to allocate $125,000. “We will absorb the cost in our current budget,” until reimbursement is received, said Theresa Casa­grande, Fair Haven administrator.Much of that money will come from the town’s current snow removal budget line item, as permitted by a recent governor executive order, and will be replaced with reimbursements, Casagrande said.As for those reimbursements, municipal officials interviewed indicated they have had meetings with FEMA representatives and have been submitting preliminary paperwork for the money.The process will involve federal, local and state input with the state Office of Emergency Management being the lead agency, said Darrell Habisch, a FEMA spokesman.Payments will be for at least 75 percent of their “emergency costs above and beyond their normal expectations,” Habisch said.But towns ultimately may be able to receive 90 percent if the storm “is such a severe nature” that is crosses a certain dollar threshold. If so, President Obama and Congress can authorize the higher reimbursement, said Chuck Chaffins, a FEMA infrastructure branch manager, who couldn’t be specific at this time as to what is that higher dollar threshold.While there is no specific timeframe, municipalities can expect the money “in a relatively quick turnaround,” Habisch said.But, he noted, that the 112th Congress did not take up the Senate’s $60 billion aid bill, thus leaving any additional money for recovery uncertain.Habisch could not immediately comment on that development. However, Red Bank Borough Councilman Michael DuPont, who chairs the council’s finance committee, fear­ed, “without that aid you’re looking at taxes potentially going up.”Atlantic Highlands’ Hubeny agreed.“Anytime you’re dealing with dollars like this you’re definitely looking at affecting people’s lives,” he said. “What we don’t want to see is our taxes going up because of this.”Fiore, a Republican, was critical of the Republican-controlled House’s action. “I’m probably in a long line of people who believe spending needs to be reined in and spending cuts are necessary, but there are things that government should spend on and this is exactly it.”HighlandsOutrage was not only on the local level with U.S. Representative Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat whose 6th Congressional District includes areas severely hit by the storm, said in a released statement, “I am outraged that at a time when we need it the most Speaker [John] Boehner could dismiss the need for the same kind of relief has been granted to other regions hit by disaster.”State Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, a Republican who represents the 13th Legisla­tive District, said in a released statement, “This is an utter disgrace.”“Congress not approving this bill, we have some concerns,” Hubeny said, “but we think ultimately it will get done.”last_img read more

Back in Green and White Leafs Vlanich sparks Nelson to road wins

first_imgBack in the Green and White, Leaf sniper Jamie Vlanich made the most of his return, racking up six points to power Nelson to a pair of road victories over Okanagan Conference opposition.The Trail native, returning to the Leafs following a brief stint with Langley Rivermen of the BCHL, netted four points, including the winner on the power play in the final three minutes of the game to lift Nelson to a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at the Sun Bowl Arena.Friday, Vlanich shook off the dust to register a pair of assists helping get past Princeton Posse 7-4.The win not only erased the memory of a 6-5 overtime loss to the Posse last week in Nelson but also help the Leafs snap a three-game losing streak.The half dozen points gives Vlanich 43 on the season, 10 behind KIJHL leader Nick Josephs of the Kelowna Chiefs.Nelson, 17-1-1-3 on the season, maintains an eight-point advantage over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Neil Murdoch standings.The Nitehawks, edging the Posse 4-3 in overtime Saturday, have won three straight games.Saturday, Nelson added to a 1-0 first period advantage by scoring twice in the opening five minutes of the second frame to take a 3-0 lead.However, the Coyotes struck for four goals in the final 14 minutes of the period — three markers coming during a 90-second span — to take a 4-3 lead into the final period. Colin Chmelka increased the margin to 5-3 with a goal seven minutes into the period.Travis Wellman started the comeback, scoring his second of the game on the power play with eight minutes remaining in the game.Linden Horswill tied the contest before Vlanich netted the winner with 2:50 remaining on the game clock.Also scoring for Nelson was Alex Wilkerson with a pair of goals along with two assists.Wellman finished with three points while Robson Cramer added a pair of assists from the blueline.Brendan Smith scored twice to lead the Coyotes.Nelson scored three times on the power play making a winner out of goalie Tyler Moffat.Friday, was another wild KIJHL game as again Nelson flexed its offensive power, rallying from a 3-2 deficit with four consecutive goals in the second period.Patrick Croome, Carsen Willans, Nick Landry, with his first of the season, Tyler Garcia, Wilkerson, Wellman and Darnell St. Pierre scored for the Leafs.Brad Rebagliati faced 31 shots to register the win in goal.BLUELINES: The Leafs return home to face the Grand Forks Border Bruins Wednesday at the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. .  . . Travis Wellman, scoring three times during the weekend road trip, continues to lead the league in goals with 31. . . . Linden Horswill increased his consecutive point streak to nine games with a pair of points. . . .Nelson played both games under the player limit with 17 skaters.last_img read more


first_imgMACHOWSKY IN BOTH HALVES OF EDDIE D. STAKES            Mike Machowsky entered a horse in each half of the split Eddie D. Stakes on opening day, Why Two in the first division (race six) and Secret Primero in the second (race nine). Why Two, a gelded son of Bob and John, won his last two starts at five furlongs on Del Mar’s turf course, the most recent being in the restricted Green Flash.The Eddie D. is a Grade III event offering $100,000 in purse money and will be decided at about 6 ½ furlongs on Santa Anita’s unique downhill course.Machowsky expects Why Two to fancy the added distance. “You never know,” the trainer said, “but he’s won going seven-eighths, he’s won going two turns, so the distance should be good for him. It’s a tough race. There’s a lot of speed in there.”Eddie Delahoussaye will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections of the races named in his honor.“It would be very special to receive the trophy from him,” Machowsky said. “He’s one of the greatest of all time. You could put him on any type of horse when he was riding, whether it was a two-year-old or an older horse going a mile and quarter. He could win on any of them.” PACE COULD PUT CHROME IN CATBIRD SEATThe number one post position didn’t hamper California Chrome in the slightest when herolled to a front-running, five-length victory in the Grade I Pacific Classic at 1 ¼ miles on Aug. 20.Call it negative karma, but the reigning king of Thoroughbreds drew the rail again for Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.Art Sherman doesn’t expect it to make a difference.            “I can’t believe we got the rail again, but if he comes away running, we should be OK. You’ve got to see how the race unfolds,” the trainer said at Santa Anita before sunrise Thursday after Chrome had an early morning gallop.“A mile and an eighth is going to be a little bit different. You have no gaps to go by, but he should come away from there running. He looks awful good, physically.“Dortmund, I’m sure he’s going to send him this time. He (Bob Baffert) put blinkers on him. But my horse runs his best race coming off the pace. People don’t realize that. He’s a horse that likes to stalk. If they’re going fast the first part, he’ll be in the catbird seat, I hope.“They better be ready turning for home, I can tell you that.”The Awesome Again is one of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ CupChallenge events on the second day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Winter Meet that gets underway tomorrow with a 1 p.m. first post time. First post Saturday and Sunday will be 12:30 p.m.Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Supporting the Awesome Again are the Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles; the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory in the Challenge Races gives the winning horse a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event. FINISH LINES: The first 2,500 fans in attendance at Santa Anita Friday will receive an attractive California Chrome poster while supplies last at one of two locations, either in the Club House or outside of Champions Gift Shop in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Personal reasons have kept Angela Hermann home in Minnesota this season. Hermann, who recently finished up as the track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, was scheduled to join Santa Anita’s simulcast team this Autumn . . . Masochistic, early favorite for the $1.5 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5, worked five furlongs in a bullet 1:00.40 for Ron Ellis Thursday. “Beautifully done,” said clocker Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, prepping for the Grade II City of Hope Mile on turf Oct. 8, worked five furlongs on the main track Wednesday in 1:01.20 for Dan Hendricks. Gary Stevens was aboard . . . Victor Lebron makes his Santa Anita debut on Friday. The 32-year-old native of St. Croix in The Virgin Islands has been riding 11 years at ports of call such as Monmouth, Belmont, Florida and Kentucky. “I always wanted to ride in California,” said Lebron, who tacks 113 pounds and will be represented by agent Dudley Osborne . . . Santa Anita offers attractive and potentially game-changing guaranteed exotic wagering pools during the Autumn Meet, notably: $300,000 Late Pick 4 on opening day; $750,000 Late Pick 4 and $100,000 Pick 6 this Saturday, Oct. 1; $500,000 Late Pick 4 and $100,000 Pick Six Sunday. Oct. 2; $300,000 Late Pick 4 Thursday, Fridays and Monday, Oct. 10 following opening weekend; and $500,000 Late Pick 4 and $100,000 Pick 6 Saturdays and Sundays following opening weekend . . . In partnership with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the California Art Club (CAC), Santa Anita will host a fine art exhibit beginning Friday through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the west entrance to the track’s Club House mezzanine. The exhibit will be on display Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16 and all items will be available for purchase, with 20 percent of the proceeds allocated to CARMA-sponsored Thoroughbred aftercare initiatives. Fans may pre-purchase tickets to the Oct. 22 reception for $75 each online at Tickets include admission to the Chandelier Room, entry to the art exhibit, Club House admission, buffet-style gourmet fare, valet parking and racing program. For inquiries regarding artwork, visit or call 626-583 9009. RODEO DRIVE DISTANCE SUITS IMPORT, SIMON SAYSSobradora Inc has had but two starts in the United States and drew the extreme outside (14) post in Saturday’s Rodeo Drive Stakes at 1 ¼ miles on turf, but Simon Callaghan is optimistic the four-year-old Argentine-bred filly will give a good account of herself.“They went very slow last out (in the John C. Mabee at 1 1/8 miles on grass where Sobradora Inc finished a close fifth),” the trainer said. “We got a little far back and nothing really opened up when she needed it.“Stretching out to a mile and a quarter is going to help . . . I’m not overly concerned about the outside draw. She’s training well and I expect her be in the mix at the end.”Sobradora Inc captured the restricted Osunitas Stakes at 1 1/16 on turf in her U.S. debut, Aug. 7 at Del Mar. RAIL OR NO, CHROME SET FOR AWESOME AGAINDORTMUND ADDS BLINKERS AGAINST CHROMEARGENTINE-BRED FILLY IN CLASSY RODEO DRIVEMcANALLY: ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW MACHOWSKY HAS TWO FOR EDDIE D. ON FRIDAY BLINKERS BACK ON DORTMUND, HOPPERTUNITY COULD SHIPBob Baffert has entered the speedy Dortmund and stretch-running Hoppertunity in the Awesome Again Stakes, but only Dortmund is likely to start.“Hoppertunity still might run in the Jockey Club at Belmont next week (Oct. 8 at a mile and a quarter),” Baffert said Thursday morning. Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, beaten in his last two races by California Chrome, will wear blinkers in the Awesome Again for the first time since his debut race on Nov. 2, 2014, which he won by nearly five lengths.He was beaten 7 ¼ lengths by California Chrome in the Pacific Classic on Aug. 20 and a half-length in the San Diego Handicap July 23.“Sometimes you have to change things up,” Baffert said when asked why the blinkers. “He had them on the first time he ever ran. I just want to make sure he’s a little bit more keen away from there, a little bit more aggressive.”As for Del Mar Futurity winner Klimt going two turns for the first time in the FrontRunner Stakes, Baffert took a wait and see approach, even though the son of Quality Road displayed a close tracking style in his last three victories, all in a row, but none longer than seven furlongs, that in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 5.“We’re all going to find out if our horse can go two turns,” Baffert said. “We all think we can, but until you do it, you don’t know.” McANALLY NEARS SEVENTH DECADE AT SANTA ANITA            Friday marks another opening, another show for Ron McAnally. The legendary Hall of Fame trainer hasn’t missed an opening at Santa Anita going on seven decades, when he started here in 1948.Much has changed in that span, but McAnally remains as active as can be at age 84, still making annual trips to South America in search of another Paseana or Bayakoa, and still attending stateside sales such as the recent one at Keeneland in Kentucky. Currently, he has some 25 head at Santa Anita.“I came here in 1948, then spent two years in the service and they were the only two years I missed,” McAnally recounted from his customary seat at Clockers’ Corner. “In those days I was a groom and a hot walker, and worked my way up.“After I got out of the service, I started all over again. In 1948 I was mucking out stalls where Paddy Gallagher is stabled now (Barn 68). At the barn on the opposite side there was a little tiny guy also mucking out stalls.“I thought at the time, ‘This guy should be exercising horses, not mucking stalls.’ But the policy in those days was for a trainer to have a rider under contract and he would teach the boys from the bottom up.“When I got out of the service, I read newspaper headlines about this guy riding all these winners and I wondered who it was. I went to the barn and looked at this jockey on the horse and it was Bill Shoemaker. The rest is all history. He was one of the greatest riders I’ve ever seen.“That was the beginning of my career, and after that I worked my way up, claiming a horse or two at Hollywood Park. I did pretty good with them and kept getting more and more clients. Nowadays, owners want to give their horses to young guys with no experience, instead of the old guys with a lot of experience.“You’ve got to work your way up and be lucky to have a good horse. It’s the horses that make the trainers, owners and jockeys. If you’ve got the right horse, you can do it. I’ve had a lot of good horses, especially with Elmendorf Farms. They would send me 20 horses every year and they were either stakes horses or allowance horses.“Later on, along came John Henry, Bayakoa, Paseana, Candy Ride and on and on, but I feel very fortunate. Everybody says, ‘When are you going to retire?’ and I don’t think I ever will, because the horses have been good to me and the least I can do is be good to them.”last_img read more


first_imgWilliam Spawr1033130%70%$97,323 Richard Baltas4357412%37%$336,770 Kent Desormeaux38113629%53%$423,735 Jamie Theriot353129%17%$134,841 Peter Miller40115328%48%$352,570 (Current Through Sunday, Oct. 16) TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.50126824%52%$479,676 FINISH LINES: Fans at Santa Anita can enjoy some of the best hot wings in Southern California along with craft brews and Thoroughbred racing Saturday at the Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Save $10 by using PROMO CODE: Wing16 for a $25 online package that includes six hot wings, eight three-ounce beer tastings, Club House admission, racing program, wagering tip sheet and special trackside seating. To purchase tickets, visit Must be 21 and over the purchase a package . . . Santa Anita hosts a Pumpkin Festival this weekend, Oct. 22 and 22, and next, Oct. 29 and 30. Experience a pumpkin patch unlike any other and watch the races while the kids enjoy an Infield festival packed with jumpers, a straw maze and a huge pumpkin patch. The event will be open from 12 noon until 4 p.m. For special packages, visit Mike Smith2143219%43%$245,565 BEHOLDER, SONGBIRD AT THE READY FOR DISTAFF            Beholder and Songbird, two-thirds of the Fearsome Threesome scheduled to square off in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff for fillies and mares, three and up at 1 1/8 miles on Nov. 4, worked about an hour apart on a picturesque Thursday morning at Santa Anita, undefeated champion Songbird going six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.80, breezing, and three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder five furlongs in 59.20.After the 6:30 renovation break, exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez was aboard the three-year-old Songbird, champion two-year-old filly of 2015, while regular rider Gary Stevens was up on the six-year-old Beholder, a three-time Eclipse Award winner, at 7:50 a.m.“It was a very nice work, smooth and easy with a good gallop out,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the undefeated Songbird, seeking her 12th straight overall triumph in the Distaff.“I’m not sure if she’ll have one more breeze before the race. She might have two. She’s done very well so far, and so have all the horses going in the Distaff. It’s supposed to be a competitive race and it likely will be.”Beholder worked in company with Salten Sapity, who was timed in 1:00.20.“Twenty-three, thirty-four and change, forty-six and one and 59, that’s what I got,” trainer Richard Mandella said, rattling off the fractional times after the work. “He eased her up a little bit once she got clear. She couldn’t look better, period.“She’ll have one more breeze before the race. This was kind of the serious one.”Stellar Wind, the third champion pointing to the Distaff and conqueror of Beholder in their last two meetings, is scheduled to work Friday at 6:30 for John Sadler.In other Breeders’ Cup news:Trainer Doug O’Neill plans one more work for Kentucky Derby winner Nyquistbefore the Classic, and that would be next Thursday, Oct. 27. “He’s doing great, really well,” O’Neill said.Multiple graded turf stakes winner Om worked four furlongs in 50.40 withStevens up, after which trainer Dan Hendricks said he would pre-enter the Turf Sprint in addition to the Mile, “In case we don’t get in.“The horse is doing great. Gary said he couldn’t have felt better this morning. Om just stretched his legs and if we can get in (the Mile) and run, we’re more than happy to participate.”John Henry Turf Championship winner Asheyluvssugar is scheduled to work fivefurlongs Sunday for the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf at 1 ½ miles Nov. 5. “It will just be a maintenance move,” trainer Peter Eurton said.“It won’t be anything serious. He’s not a big horse and doesn’t need a lot. He doesn’t need to be hammered on. We know it’s going to come up tough, but he deserves a shot at it even though the quality’s going to be up another two levels.”Classic longshot Win the Space, third by nearly seven lengths behind CaliforniaChrome in the Awesome Again, worked six furlongs for George Papaprodromouin 1:13.40, while Sprint contender Lord Nelson went four furlongs in company in a bullet 46.60 for Bob Baffert. Martin Garcia was aboard. Stablemate Jazzy Times was clocked in 47 flat.Trainer John Shirreffs plans two more works for FrontRunner winner Gormley,the first scheduled for this Sunday.Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin will work a mile Saturday,trainer David Hofmans said. Jeff Mullins1130327%55%$108,380 BEHOLDER, SONGBIRD DRILL FOR DISTAFFCHROME DUE AT SANTA ANITA ON OCT. 30NYQUIST WORKS THURSDAY FOR CLASSIC Mark Glatt1936716%84%$169,888 John W. Sadler2033215%40%$292,530 Peter Eurton1330223%38%$206,389 Flavien Prat50117822%52%$942,715 Gary Stevens2133514%52%$385,915 TWO MORE CLASSIC WORKS FOR CHROME AT LOS ALThe Wild Ride that Art Sherman has both enjoyed and endured with California Chrome nears what could be its penultimate point when America’s Horse runs in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita two weeks from Saturday, Nov. 5.After that, it could be the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28, then off to the breeding shed at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.As good as he was when he rolled to a handy 2 ¼-length romp in the Awesome Again on Oct. 1 for his sixth straight victory in a performance so dominant it drove runner-up Dortmund to the Dirt Mile, California Chrome is holding form.“He’ll have two more breezes at Los Alamitos, then he’ll ship to Santa Anita Sunday (Oct.30), the week of the Breeders’ Cup,” trainer Art Sherman said by phone from his Los Al headquarters in Cypress.“I would say he’s right on schedule. He looks good, he’s galloping strong, and we’re just keeping our fingers crossed everything goes right up to the race.”Alan Sherman, Art’s son and assistant, said Chrome would ship after training hours at Los Alamitos and arrive at Santa Anita between 11 a.m. and 12 noon on Oct. 30. California Chrome is scheduled to have his final major works at Los Al, five furlongs this Saturday and six furlongs the following Saturday, Oct. 29. Philip D’Amato3540511%26%$363,355 Martin Pedroza4054113%25%$193,585 Jerry Hollendorfer3053417%40%$260,167 Victor Espinoza3056317%47%$705,145 Fernando Perez3050517%33%$118,700 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Bob Baffert2137214%57%$652,465 Joseph Talamo3055017%33%$234,895 Tyler Baze54115920%46%$403,325 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Puype1631119%31%$116,230 Rafael Bejarano7010181014%54%$897,915 Doug O’Neill54681011%44%$303,676 -30-last_img read more

Nicholls’ Barrios Named First Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for 2018-19

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Cassidy Barrios is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award, league officials announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Nicholls guard clinched the weekly honor after playing every minute of the Colonel’s opening two contests of the season. Barrios output included a pair of 20-point performances on the road for Nicholls.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Sr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios had strong performances against Power 5 opponents Baylor and Auburn, averaging a double-double with 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds. Against the fourth-ranked Lady Bears, the senior finished one rebound shy of a double-double and produced over half of the Colonels’ scoring with 20 points in a 100-39 loss to Baylor. She then followed the season-opener up with another 20-point showing in addition to 11 rebounds at the WNIT in an 80-59 loss at the hands of Auburn. Barrios’ performance against the Tigers marked her first double-double of the season. The senior was nearly perfect at the free throw line shooting 15-of-16 and dished out five assists over the course of the week.Honorable Mention: Chastadie Barrs, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES KENT DESORMEAUX, EDDIE HASKELL, WINNER: “There were some anxious moments from the quarter pole to about the eighth pole where the leader, (What’sontheagenda) was going as fast as me and I had asked ‘Eddie’ to go. He sustained his kick and that made the difference. Eddie won the race. He flicks his ears up a lot when he knows he’s open; I put my feet up ‘alligator’ style because I’m not sure which way he’s going.  He responds so well to my hand gestures and when I encourage him to go, he just explodes. He literally can fly.”TRAINER QUOTESMARK GLATT, TRAINER OF EDDIE HASKELL, WINNER:  “I was a little bit worried about the one hole and you could see Kent had his hands full there heading into the turn.  When he got clear and he got him to running again, I thought he’d have the other horse (What’sontheagenda) measured.NOTES: The winning owners are Philip Wood & Jim Hailey.last_img read more

Spurs in crisis with Euro humiliation, sulking Poch & Levy’s transfer policy

first_imgTOTTENHAM are descending into crisis – just five months after one of their greatest nights.Mauricio Pochettino’s side crashed to a 7-2 Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich as their season took another turn for the worse.6 Spurs crashed out of the Carabao Cup to League Two Colchester – a sign all is not right at the clubCredit: Rex FeaturesThat stunning home loss came just a week after the club were sent tumbling out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester after a team packed full of stars failed to produce the goods.That loss means one of their best chances of silverware has gone for the season, and with the Premier League already disappearing over the distance before the clocks have even gone back, an air of gloom is rapidly dropping over their sparkling new stadium.It is a far cry from the amazing night which saw Lucas Moura’s late goal against Ajax seal a place in the Champions League final.From that dazzling height, all of a sudden the murmurs of discontent are rumbling around North London.A string of problems combine to form a dangerous mix which could undo all the good work the club has done.Poch has turned into JoseIn targeting Mauricio Pochettino in the first place, Daniel Levy knew he was getting one of the best young managers with a point to prove and gave him a platform to build.The problem is, Pochettino has fulfilled his potential and is now established as a top manager in world football, and is making the demands of someone with an ego which matches that status.From suggesting before the Champions League final he could walk away if they win, to constantly sniping about the club’s transfer strategy through pre-season, the Argentine has mirrored the kind of behaviour we saw from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United a year ago.6 Mauricio Pochettino has gone from potential to a proven top class manager – and is making the demands of his board to matchCredit: AFP or licensorsA boss certain of his standing, flexing his muscles and demanding the backing he believes he needs to be able to deliver the Premier League.Poch didn’t get it – and is now locked in something of a power struggle knowing his ultimate card to play is walking away.There will be no shortage of takers, and he knows it.Especially with Real Madrid and Manchester United hardly in a solid position with their current managers.He wants, actually needs, to win trophies now and is no longer willing to play the patient game.The Spurs players are not stupidContrast the build up to the Champions League final in Madrid between the two sides.Liverpool approached it knowing they belonged at that level, Tottenham almost just happy to be there.Not for one minute do the Spurs players not want to achieve success, but they can also see when they are batting above their average.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 himThe London club have not made the step from very good hopefuls to being a major force either domestically or on the continent, and the squad is reminded that week-in week-out just by looking at Liverpool and Manchester City.They talk of how good those two clubs are, of aspiring to be able to compete. That is very different from believing they can compete over a 38-game season.After Madrid they will have expected a summer where the club invested to really give themselves a chance to make that step.Instead, despite breaking the club record to buy Tanguy Ndembele for £65million, they flattered to deceive and did nothing to suggest the board wanted to make up ground on the rivals.6The squad knew how far behind they were last season. And this season they know they are still way back.They are not stupid. Sooner or later, that acceptance of not being good enough works its way through to performances.A clear split in the campWhy is it that so many of Tottenham’s biggest players have openly tried to get out of the club?Kieran Trippier hinted at issues behind the scenes when he spoke of his reasons for joining Atletico Madrid in the summer – swiftly rebutted by Spurs.But when fellow senior stars Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen also want out, it is hard to believe all is well in the dressing room.Rose, an England international in his prime, was ready to walk away from the Champions League finalists and a top four side to join Watford.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneEriksen spent most of the summer hoping to get away, and has spent the majority of the campaign playing as if he doesn’t want to be there.Pochettino spoke in pre-season of his frustrations that his plans were being hampered by not knowing which players he would still have available and which players would leave.Ultimately no-one left – but everyone knows they will be at the end of the season.So you have half the side looking to build for the future, and half the side knowing it doesn’t really matter because they are on the move regardless.And when the tough questions start getting asked after poor performances, the doubts start to grow whether some players are pulling their weight.6 Harry Kane is one of the world’s best strikers, but some Spurs fans believe he does not best suit the systemCredit: Rex FeaturesDoes Kane suit the best system?When you’ve got one of the world’s best strikers in your squad, you have half a chance. But there is a school of thought that Tottenham are better off without him.It’s a bizarre situation when a player of Kane’s standing can be questioned but some believe the rest of the side click more without him playing.The England captain is such a figurehead, play tends to revolve around him sometimes to the detriment of others like Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura around him.When Kane is missing, Son and Moura can make more destructive runs into spaces not normally open to them when their captain is playing.A comparison of the stats in all competitions last season suggest Tottenham fair better with the striker around – a 60 per cent winning record compared to 50 per cent.But the average goals scored are almost identical, and certainly the side has appeared to flow with more freedom when Kane is not there.Levy’s belligerence is holding Spurs backPutting it simply, Daniel Levy has been a fantastic chairman for Tottenham.He highlighted Pochettino as the man to take the club forward and given him time to build a squad.The businessman then delivered the wonderful new stadium which is the envy of the rest of the country.And he bought and sold with such ferocity that Spurs often under-paid for players and charged over the odds to buying clubs for their own stars.The trouble is, Spurs have arrived at the level where the games have to stop.Levy has to accept when he knocks on the door of other boardrooms, they are going to demand big money for their best players and he will now have to cough up.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY 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 summerNo more scrimping and saving, trying to slash an extra £5m off a fee. Just stump up and get the deal done, and pay the wages the top stars want.Until he gets comfortable in this new position, he is holding the club back.They talk about belonging at the top table, but don’t act like it when they get there.66 Daniel Levy has not adjusted to operating in the transfer level now Tottenham are a big clubCredit: AFP or licensorsRio Ferdinand tells Harry Kane to leave Spurs to win trophies… like he did when quit Leeds for Man Utdlast_img read more

Spurs chase ex-Real Madrid talent spotter Campos to be sporting director

first_imgEurope’s biggest clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona and AC Milan have all looked to persuade Campos to become their sporting director and now Mourinho has joined Tottenham, Campos is in demand again.Mourinho has already raided Lille by appointing Joao Sacramento as his assistant manager and he’ll be hoping his friend Campos will join him in a bid to push Spurs up from their current league position of 14th.Spurs were linked with a move for Juventus star Paulo Dybala in the last transfer window and should a deal for Campos go through, they’ll be hoping they can unearth some gems like he has at Monaco and Lille. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are reportedly trying tempt Lille sporting director Luis Campos to the club as new boss Jose Mourinho aims to rescue the club’s season.Campos and Mourinho are good friends after working together at Real Madrid and the new Spurs boss will hope he can persuade the sporting director to North London.2 Sporting director Luis Campos is a man in demandCredit: Getty – ContributorBefore joining Lille, Campos was previously at Monaco where he recruited a host of talent.That included Benjamin Mendy for £11million, Bernardo Silva for £13.5m and Fabinho for £5m as they went on to beat wealthy PSG to the Ligue 1 title in 2016-17.He also helped discover Anthony Martial, who went on to join Manchester United.After leaving Monaco Campos boldly claimed: “I don’t want to appear arrogant, but I assure you I will create other masterpieces like this in my career.”Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal’s record signing, was another player Campos helped on his way to a big money move. 2 Jose Mourinho was today unveiled as the new Tottenham Hotspur managerCredit: Getty – Contributorlast_img read more

PSG scout Rose during Toon loan as French giants ponder summer offer to Spurs

first_imgDANNY ROSE will be watched by French giants Paris St Germain when he turns out for Newcastle.Tottenham’s exiled left-back, 29, is playing for his next move during his loan spell with the Toon and PSG are hot on his trail.2 Danny Rose hopes his loan deal with Newcastle will revive his Euro 2020 chances, as well as attracting the interest of major European clubsCredit: Alamy Live News2 Left-back Danny Rose claims he was never given a fair chance once Jose Mourinho took over as Spurs managerCredit: ReutersAnd with a spell in the shop window Rose is keen to prove he can still be a top-flight operator.PSG were keen to take the England international during the window when they feared French cap Layvin Kurzawa was leaving.Both Juventus and Arsenal want Kurzawa and are likely to return for him this summer when it will be easier to do a deal.This would leave PSG needing a left-back and Rose will be top of their watchlist as he comes out of the shadows at Spurs.GLAMOUR MOVERose was keen to head to Newcastle despite claiming he would let his Spurs contract run out.The Yorkshireman will also be looking for the right deal in the next window and a glamour move to PSG could appeal to him.And already this weekend he has voiced his frustration at Spurs boss Jose Mourinho giving him few opportunities to prove his worth, before his loan exit.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokeshe told BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: “I do feel I wasn’t given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline. I did want to play for him.”I knew after a month [of Mourinho joining] I was never going to play. It was difficult going out to train knowing I wasn’t going to play.”It’s not worked out, but full respect to him and what he’s doing at the club. He took over with the club 12 points adrift of Chelsea [now in fourth place] and now it’s four.”Danny Rose talks about Jose Mourinho not giving him a chance at Tottenham after Newcastle loan escapelast_img read more

Jose hits out at inexperienced managers like Lampard who get big jobs ‘so easy’

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has had a veiled dig at inexperienced managers like Frank Lampard who are getting big jobs “so easy”.Mourinho’s words will stoke the fires ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Lampard’s Chelsea next weekend.1 Jose Mourinho has taken a dig an inexperienced managers such as Frank Lampard landing big jobs with easeToday the Spurs boss will come up against another of his former Chelsea players, John Terry, who is assistant to Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.And when Mourinho was asked if he thought Terry would become a boss, he told BBC Football Focus: “I can and I can especially because it looks like he chose the good way to do it.“Because in this moment opportunities for inexperienced people is coming, like, so easy.“Of course there are exceptions, but many of them, they are not ready for the dimension of the challenge.“But John, I think he will arrive, but I think when he arrives, he will arrive with more stability, with more know-how.“Because one thing is to be a top player, but another thing is to be a head coach or a manager.”Mourinho did not mention Lampard by name but it’s hard to think who else he could mean – and he could have made it clear that the Blues boss was one of the “exceptions”.The former Chelsea and Manchester United head coach riled Lampard and assistant Jody Morris earlier in the season with comments he made about the club as a TV pundit.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho will take Tottenham to Stamford Bridge next Saturday for what will be an emotional and vital game in the race for a top-four spot.He replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November as Spurs drifted away from the top four and looked off the pace to deliver some long-awaited silverware.But Mourinho had admitted that he may not be the man who ends the Tottenham trophy drought that stretches back to 2008.Mourinho said: “Tottenham of course doesn’t win titles for a few years but this relation between the amazing stadium we have and the amazing fanbase we have gives us very very good conditions to do fantastic work.“If it’s going to lead us to titles in my period here. I don’t know. I cannot promise.“But if it comes after me and my work has done some contribution, some influence in that, I will be happy anyway.”SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY 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 summerThat will be hair-raising stuff for any Spurs fans who are banking on Mourinho to deliver tangible success.And the man himself has had some trouble with his barnet.Mourinho is sporting a new shaven-headed look and explained: “The reason behind the haircut is that the barber was bad. He did a bad job.“When I looked at myself in the mirror, I told him: ‘Come on, bring the [grade] one, and shave it.’“Because now I know that it will come, it will take a little long, but it will come back to normality.”Danny Rose talks about Jose Mourinho not giving him a chance at Tottenham after Newcastle loan escapelast_img read more