Paulinho plots win over Liverpool

first_img But the Black Cats were unable to make it to the break unscathed and the visitors were back in it within six minutes when Paulinho stabbed home from close range from Nacer Chadli’s header back across goal. Paulinho said: “I scored again and I am very happy about getting one more goal. But everybody in the group, my colleagues played very well also.” Spurs needed just five minutes of the second half to wrap up the win when Mousa Dembele powered his way past Jack Colback on the left and then saw his cross cannon off O’Shea and past goalkeeper Vito Mannone. They should really have been out of sight with Jermain Defoe twice hitting the post and firing wide with just Mannone to beat, and they might have been made to pay had referee Lee Mason awarded a 75th-minute penalty after substitute Sandro appeared to block Sebastian Larsson’s corner with his arm. However, he did not and Tottenham managed to see out time with few scares to claim the win. Paulinho has set his sights on Liverpool as Tottenham look to take a decisive step forward in their quest for Champions League football. Press Association The 25-year-old Brazilian scored in Spurs’ 2-1 fightback win at Sunderland on Saturday evening to complete a good week for manager Andre Villas-Boas, who had found himself under pressure in the wake of his team’s 6-0 trouncing at Manchester City last month. A 2-2 home draw with Manchester United and wins at Fulham and on Wearside have more than steadied the ship and left the Londoners just three points adrift of Brendan Rodgers’ second-placed side, who head for White Hart Lane on Sunday. Paulinho told Spurs TV: “It’s a big game at home and we must think that if we play the same as we did against United, we have a big chance to win at home against Liverpool.” Villas-Boas has set his sights on a top-four finish, and is refusing to look any further ahead than that in the wake of an improved run of form. Asked if he may has to re-assess his targets given that Spurs have closed the gap on Liverpool, he replied: “It’s still very compact at the moment. “Arsenal have gone a distance. Obviously Arsenal have three important fixtures in the next games with Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton, but we just want to be near them and get ourselves into the Champions League positions. “At the moment, we are fighting our way back, but we want to be there at the end of the season.” Victory at the Stadium of Light was secured courtesy of John O’Shea’s second-half own goal, although in truth, the visitors should have won far more comfortably. However, they had to come from behind to claim the points after Gus Poyet’s bottom-of-the-table side took the lead after a lukewarm start to the game. Hugo Lloris flapped at Ondrej Celustka’s 37th-minute cross to allow Adam Johnson to slam the loose ball into the top corner. last_img read more

PBC Educators Address the First Day of School in Press Conference

first_imgThe first day of school in Palm Beach County is a week away and the Palm Beach County School District wants students and parents to be prepared.Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy, along with other school district leaders, will hold a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m. to discuss the upcoming school year and new initiatives in the district.All Palm Beach public schools start classes on Monday, Aug. 12.Find your child’s school bus stop here.School security is a top priority in Palm Beach County. The district recently satisfied the state mandate requiring a police officer or armed guard posted in every public school.That mandate was a direct result of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018.last_img read more

England’s Emily Toy wins the 2019 Women’s Amateur

first_img15 Jun 2019 England’s Emily Toy wins the 2019 Women’s Amateur England international Emily Toy produced the best performance of her career to win the 116th Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal County Down.The 21-year-old defeated Amelia Garvey of New Zealand by one hole in the 18-hole final over the renowned links on the east coast of Northern Ireland.Toy is the first English player to win the title since Georgia Hall in 2013 and has earned a spot in the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn in August thanks to her triumph.The 2017 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament champion has also gained exemptions into the 2019 Evian Championship, as well as the US Women’s Open and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship next year.Toy, from Carlyon Bay Golf Club in Cornwall, said: “It’s amazing to win. I played solidly all week. I stayed in the moment in the final and handled my nerves.”She added: “I was saying to my parents last week I’ve got to do the qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open but I’m in now, so how cool is that?“It’s amazing to have these major opportunities now. I look forward to a couple of days of rest and then it will all sink in.”Toy, who is ranked 450th in the world, ended Garvey’s hopes of becoming the first New Zealander since 1986 to claim the trophy.After both players made birdies on the third hole of the final, Garvey went ahead at the 5th after Toy’s bogey. However, Toy hit straight back at the 6th after a glorious approach set up a birdie.The pair exchanged bogeys before another dropped shot from Toy handed Garvey the lead at the 11th. Just when it looked like the University of Southern California student may pull clear, she bogeyed the 14th to return the contest to all square.Toy let a chance slip at the 16th when she three-putted but made no mistake with a 20 foot putt for birdie at the 17th.A par at the last was good enough for victory as Toy joined a roll of honour that also includes Anna Nordqvist (2008) and Céline Boutier (2015).In her morning semi-final against Linn Grant, the Englishwoman also shone to defeat the Swede, ranked 25th in the world, by two holes.Toy remarked: “I really struggled this morning off the tee but I found the fairways this afternoon which gave me the chances. My putting was also really solid from long distance.“I went to Australia in January and won the New South Wales stroke play qualifying, but given it was a match play tournament it didn’t really feel like a win. I’ve been hunting a win down and been playing quite nicely this year so to do it here is amazing.“I was ranked about 800 in the world at the start of the year but I’ve been ticking down the rankings, especially after the way I played in Australia. Hopefully I can come down a few more spots after this week!”The Pam Barton Memorial Salver was awarded to Toy with runner-up Garvey receiving The Diana Fishwick Cup. The 117th Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at Kilmarnock (Barassie) from 23-27 June 2020.The championship also showcased other England players with Mimi Rhodes, 17, (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset) reaching the quarter-finals; and Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) making it in to the last 16.  Top qualifier Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk), Georgina Blackman (Chelmsford, Essex),  Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland, Essex) and Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) all won their first round matches to make it into the final 32. The Yorkshire pair of Nicola Slater (Lindrick) and Charlotte Heath (Huddersfield) were among the 64 match play qualifiers.Image credit: The R&A/Getty Images Tags: elite golf, Emily Toy, England teams, Women’s Amateur Championshiplast_img read more

Skaters gear up for Pacific StarSkate

first_imgNelson Figure Skating club skaters are busy refining the routines to compete in the upcoming Pacific StarSkate Championships in Cranbrook.The Heritage City club is sending a handful of skaters to the Cranbrook, including nine-year-old Sophie Borhi.Borhi recently had a chance to skate her routine in front of a large crowd at the Nelson Leafs KIJHL Playoff game against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Borhi took the silver medal in the preliminary freeskate at the recent competition in Beaver Valley, which has qualified her to skate at the Pacific StarSkate.Last month at the Ogopogo Free Skate Competition in Penticton that drew 230 skaters from B.C., Alberta and Washington State, Borhi placed second in her category.Other skaters heading to Cranbrook include Morgan Sabo and Erica Tolles.The Nelson Figure Skating Club executive would like to remind the public that the deadline to register for Spring CanSkate is March 21.The spring program begins March 28 at the NDCC Arena.For more information or register visit the club’s website at [email protected]enelsondaily.comlast_img read more

CONQUEST FARENHEIT, ZAKAROFF, CISTRON & TACO ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASADENA STAKES AT MILE ON TURF; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORES ENGAGED

first_imgTHE $75,000 PASADENA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 4 p.m. PST CONQUEST FARENHEIT: Originally based with trainer Mark Casse at Woodbine, this Kentucky-bred colt by Scatt Daddy pressed the pace in the 6 ½ furlong turf Baffle here on Feb. 20, prevailing by 1 ¾ lengths as the 7-5 favorite in his second start for Miller.  A sharp second at 4-5 in the one mile turf Summer Stakes (Grade II) three starts back at Woodbine on Sept. 18, he’s been favored in all four of his lifetime starts and looks like the probable Pasadena favorite as he stretches back out to two turns.    Additionally, he achieved a Pasadena-best 92 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Baffle.  Owned by Rockingham Ranch or Littlefield, he’s 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $110,045. ZAKAROFF: A respectable fifth two starts back in the 1 1/16 miles California Derby on Jan. 21, this Kentucky-bred gelding by California-based Slew’s Tiznow stretched out to 1 1/8 miles on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta to win the Grade III El Camino Real Derby by a half length on Feb. 18 at odds of 48-1.  With many options before them, Zakaroff’s connections appear to have chosen a prudent path in trying grass for the first time in the Pasadena.  A graded stakes winner on synthetic, Zakaroff can be expected to handle the turf well as he cuts back in distance a furlong.  Ridden to victory in the El Camino Real Derby by Kyle Frey, he’ll get the first-time services of Joe Talamo on Sunday.  Owned by longtime Specht client Antone Metaxas, Zakaroff is the leading money earner in the field with $148,120 accumulated from an overall mark of 6-2-1-1. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2017)–With eight out of the 10 runners engaged coming off recent wins, Conquest Farenheit, Zakaroff, Cistron and undefeated Taco all figure prominently in Sunday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes, for 3-year-olds at one mile on the Santa Anita turf.With trainer Peter Miller’s Conquest Farenheit and Steve Specht’s Zakaroff both coming off last-out stakes wins, John Sadler’s Cistron, comes off a gutty allowance win over the course.  Throw in Efren Loza, Jr.’s Taco, unbeaten in four starts, his most recent triumph a minor turf stakes at Sam Houston Park, the Pasadena looms a completely wide-open affair and quite possibly the best betting race on the nine-race program. TACO: Unbeaten in four starts, two at Gulfstream, one at Fairgrounds in New Orleans and most recently a 1 1/16 miles turf stakes Sam Houston Park on Feb. 25, this Kentucky-bred colt by Gio Ponti looms the biggest question mark in the field in what will be his Southern California debut.  Based at Gulfstream Park West (formerly Calder), Taco would appear to have the right style in what appears to be a speed-laden lineup as he’s rallied from off the pace in all four of his wins.  Owned by Kathleen Amaya, Raffaele Centofanti and Daniel Alonso, Taco has earnings of $82,800. CISTRON: A gate to wire winner one mile turf allowance winner here on Feb. 5, he made the lead two starts back when third, beaten three quarter of a length in the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes two starts back on Dec. 30.  Triple Crown nominated, this Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor broke his maiden at a mile turf three starts back on Dec. 4 and appears on edge for Sunday’s Pasadena.  Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC or Little Red Feather Racing, Cistron could be hard pressed to make the early lead if Conquest Farenheit opts for a similar trip.  With an overall record of 5-2-0-2, he has earnings of $80,889. Big Sky Logan–Corey Nakatani–120Taxman’s Quest–Flavien Prat–120Ritzy A. P.–Victor Espinoza–120Ky. Colonel–Mike Smith–120Taco–Jesus Rios–124Cistron–Tyler Baze–122Monster Man–Rafael Bejarano–120Conquest Farenheit–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Zakaroff–Joe Talamo–124Bird Is the Word–Kent Desormeaux–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more