first_imgBob Baffert2052425%$216,560 Martin Pedroza71511117%$286,894 PROSPECT PARK RETURNS IN SATURDAY’S AFFIRMEDWhen last seen, Prospect Park was finishing a troubled fourth in the Santa Anita Derby behind front-running winner Dortmund. That was on April 4.Fast forward to Sunday morning, when the son of Tapit owned and bred by Pam and Marty Wygod worked five furlongs under Kent Desormeaux in 1:01.60 for next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.“It was a little slow,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said of the work, “but he came home the last three-eighths in 36. He had some kind of viral thing going on in the Santa Anita Derby. Two days later he popped a temperature.“He was flat. As soon as he went off in the post parade and he stayed with the pony, we knew we were in trouble. But this will be a good starting point back. He’s doing great, fantastic.”Named for the last Triple Crown winner, the Affirmed also could attract two from the Jerry Hollendorfer barn, California Derby winner Cross the Line (Corey Nakatani) and consistent Cyrus Alexander (Rafael Bejarano), who worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:01.Cross the Line, who worked seven furlongs Sunday in 1:26, also is being considered for the $500,000 Ohio Derby at Thistle Downs Racino on June 20.Also set for the Affirmed are Gimme Da Lute, Martin Garcia, and Om, Fernando Perez. Doug O’Neill701214617%$547,948 Carla Gaines1433021%$149,830 Philip D’Amato40126430%$678,540 Robertino Diodoro2042320%$143,840 NO GRADE I CELEBRATION FOR BALTAS AFTER BIG WINIt was business as usual for Richard Baltas Sunday morning after he saddled Spanish Queen to a three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s Grade I American Oaks as the odds-on favorite. Baltas, who turned 54 yesterday, barely took time to celebrate his birthday.“She ate good last night and she looks great this morning,” he said. “I celebrated a little bit, but I couldn’t stay out too late. My owners wanted me to come to their house in Chatsworth but I had to get up at 3:30 in the morning.“My wife (Debby) did plan a little birthday party, so we celebrated with a dinner in Pasadena. As far as Spanish Queen, we’ll just regroup and see how she’s doing before deciding on her next race.“I know there’s that big race in New York coming up (the Grade I, $1 million Belmont Oaks at 1 1/4 miles on turf July 4), but the owners are local and they might want to run her at Del Mar. The million dollar race is tempting, but we’ll have to see.”The American Oaks victory moved Baltas into a tie for the training lead with Doug O’Neill and Phil D’Amato at 12 each. Peter Miller is only one behind with 11.The success of Baltas is no surprise to Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, who mentored Baltas for some two years circa 2003.“He paid his dues,” Mandella said of Baltas. “He’s very smart and a good horseman.”TOC HOSTS FREE SEMINAR ON JUNE 13The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will host a free seminar, “Demystifying the Racing Office,” at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Panelists will include Rick Hammerle, Santa Anita Vice President of Racing and Racing Secretary, and David Jerkens, Del Mar Racing Secretary.Hammerle, known in racing circles simply as “Hammer,” has worked in racing coast to coast since attending the University of Arizona in 1986. He is on the Graded Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Selection committees and has been the racing secretary a record six times for Breeders’ Cup events. He is also a regular featured guest on Sirius/XM radio’s “At The Races with Steve Byk.”Prior to being named Racing Secretary at Del Mar, Jerkens worked at Golden Gate Fields and NYRA after graduating from Nassau College. The son of trainer Steven Jerkens and grandson of the late Hall of Fame trainer, Allen Jerkens, his background includes work as an entry clerk, racing official, assistant racing secretary and stakes coordinator.The seminar will be moderated by Richard Scheidt, TOC’s Northern California Director of Operations, and will cover the basic operations of the Racing Office, including: creating the condition book, stall applications, race types, working and training schedules, day-to-day operations, role of the racing secretary and other racing office staff, and TOC’s role in developing purse and stakes schedules.The event will begin 10 a.m. in the Baldwin Conference Room at Santa Anita, third floor Clubhouse. Santa Anita is located at 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007. Although it is free and open to the public, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling TOC at (626) 574-6620 or online at is the official organization serving new, veteran and future Thoroughbred owners in the state. It represents, advances, and protects owners’ interests and rights in legislative, administrative and business matters. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mario Gutierrez3343612%$219,028 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won William Spawr1932216%$92,090 Mike Smith3077323%$591,060 Tyler Baze12521142217%$1,164,430 FINISH LINES: Victor Espinoza takes a commercial red-eye flight from LAX to New York tonight as his pursuit of the Triple Crown begins in earnest. “I’ll sleep on the plane,” Espinoza said . . . Richard Mandella said Catch a Flight came out of his half-length victory in Saturday’s Californian Stakes in good order and will be pointed to the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27 . . . Trainer Ted H. West hasn’t ruled out a start in the Gold Cup for bargain claim Motown Man, who won the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes on May 23 . . .Santa Anita clockers were busy Sunday morning as 236 works were recorded, including five on the training track . . . Agent Tom Knust reunites with 2012 Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez beginning Wednesday when the meet’s final condition book comes out, covering races through the last day, June 28 . . .The last names of the riders of the first three finishers in Saturday’s second race all began with the letter “P”–Fernando Perez on victorious Star of Munster; Martin Pedroza on runner-up Aiming Straight; and Flavien Prat aboard third-place Princess Kendra. The $1 trifecta returned a p-retty p-rofitable $171.60 . . . Santa Anita will host a book signing of John Perrotta‘s new publication, “Racetracker,” from 12 noon to 2 p.m. across from Champions! Gift Shop next Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. DESORMEAUX ‘KEEN’ ON BELMONT UPSETPROSPECT WORKS FOR AFFIRMED STAKESFOREST CHATTER GOES THE EXTRA MILETRAINER BALTAS BASKS IN GRADE I GLORY Kent Desormeaux4858510%$258,404 Alex Solis2543416%$203,880 Vann Belvoir333659%$135,590 Elvis Trujillo585479%$269,290 Peter Miller521113321%$435,920 Rafael Bejarano9820221720%$988,792 Santiago Gonzalez6451358%$267,336 Jerry Hollendorfer45610613%$424,494 Felipe Valdez7471069%$300,700 John Brocklebank1132127%$142,490 Flavien Prat791616720%$1,016,660 Fernando Perez821512918%$560,300 Kristin Mulhall1332023%$77,200 Dan Hendricks1132027%$110,390 Eddie Truman1261150%$220,150 Ricky Agarie1431321%$113,020 Peter Eurton2833611%$224,636 (Current Through Saturday, May 30) Richard Mandella2876425%$610,410 Victor Espinoza2764522%$460,770 Richard Baltas37124432%$692,690 John Sadler4357812%$269,488 Gonzalo Nicolas7466138%$222,008 Mark Glatt3545711%$218,544 Mike Puype4047610%$336,540 Jeff Bonde1331123%$140,750 Edwin Maldonado61812913%$337,200 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Michael Machowsky1954226%$133,170 Drayden Van Dyke6899613%$419,592 DESORMEAUX IN SPOILER ROLE ON KEEN ICE            Kent Desormeaux hopes to play the role of spoiler next Saturday when he rides Keen Ice in the Belmont Stakes in an effort to prevent American Pharoah from becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.The 44-year-old Hall of Fame rider won the mile and a half Belmont in 2009 aboard Summer Bird, and missed the Triple Crown by a nose on Real Quiet in 1998.“Speed at this point is now irrelevant,” Desormeaux said of the Belmont’s testing mile and a half distance. “You’d need a horse that can stay, and the guy that I ride will be naturally closer because of the human element.”Keen Ice, trained by Dale Romans, closed from 17th after a half mile to finish seventh under Desormeaux in mile and a quarter Kentucky Derby, beaten nine lengths by American Pharoah, who was first by a length.“They’re not going to go 46 (for the half-mile) in the Belmont, otherwise you’d have no chance,” Desormeaux reasoned. “So they’ll slow it down and that will put me naturally closer and if Keen Ice finishes like he finished in the Derby, he has a chance, he’ll be competitive.“I’m looking forward to it. I like running out of horse at about the16th pole and then trying to carry him the rest of the way and win a race.“In the Derby, I went under the wire full of horse. After a mile and a quarter he was just as fresh going under the wire the second time.”            Fans are encouraged to join in the Belmont Stakes day festivities at Santa Anita Saturday and see if Santa Anita-based American Pharoah can win the Triple Crown.Santa Anita will celebrate the big day with live racing, an Infield beer festival, live music, a Chandelier Room party, and more. The “American Pharoah” trackside package includes a program, trackside seating with your first drink included and an exclusive American Pharoah cap all for just $20. Visit for full details and special promo codes.Gates open Saturday at 8 a.m. First post time is 11:30 a.m. FOREST CHATTER TO STRETCH OUT IN CRYSTAL WATERForest Chatter makes his first start beyond 6 ½ furlongs when he runs in next Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at one mile on grass. The streaking son of Dixie Chatter, winner of his last four races as the heavy favorite, shouldn’t be hampered by the additional two furlongs.“I’ve never thought a mile would be too far for him,” trainer Richard Mandella said. “He’s awfully good on the hill,” referring to Santa Anita’s downhill turf course at about 6 ½ furlongs, where the Kentucky-bred gelding has won his last four starts. “But we’ll have to see about the mile.”Forest Chatter worked five furlongs on the main track Sunday in 1:03. Gary Stevens1743224%$457,350 Joseph Talamo861651719%$604,628 Tiago Pereira4069415%$289,490 Martin Garcia2463325%$156,710 Bruce Headley1031030%$76,450last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2016)–A dynamic force in the saddle, retired jockey Garrett Gomez, a two-time Eclipse Champion, was found dead Wednesday in Tucson, Az. at the age of 44. According to several media reports, Gomez, who had been living primarily in his native Tucson for the past two years, was found at a casino/hotel he had checked into on tribal land near Tucson.A phenomenal talent who was regarded as perhaps the strongest finisher of his era, Gomez was America’s leading rider by money-won for four consecutive years, from 2006 through 2009. He was voted America’s Eclipse Champion Jockey in 2007 and 2008 and was selected by a vote of jockeys nationwide as the winner of the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 2011.Gomez, who dead heated with Victor Espinoza as Santa Anita’s Winter Meet leader in 2006-07, won 13 Breeders’ Cup races, highlighted by a dramatic head victory in the 2010 Classic at Churchill Downs aboard Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Blame, who handed the legendary Zenyatta her lone career defeat.The son of a jockey, Louie Gomez, Garrett Gomez, who last rode at Keeneland in October 2013, won 3,769 career races and along with agent Ron Anderson, set a single-season record in 2007 by winning 76 added-money races. The following year, his mounts accounted for a career-high $23,344,351–just $10,000 short of Jerry Bailey’s all-time single season record.An avid golfer, Gomez, who along with his second wife Pam, owned a home in nearby Duarte, devoted much of his time to the links when based in Southern California from the late 1990s until he stopped riding in 2013.Gomez, who would have turned 45 on Jan. 1, is survived by four children, a son, Collin, and a daughter, Shelby, from his first marriage, and by a daughter, Amanda, and son, Jared, from his second.last_img read more

Neb. Livestock Disaster Losses Mounting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — As flood waters continue to recede in the east and the dig out continues from a recent blizzard in the west, the agriculture tally from the worst disaster in Nebraska’s history may go on for months to come.The state’s Agriculture Director Steve Wellman told reporters on Monday evening that early estimates are the hit to the state’s livestock sector may be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.“We’re looking at a $400 million impact to livestock — mostly beef,” he said, “and with spring planting there will be delays. It’s hard to know what it really amounts to. As for a number of acres, we haven’t tried to do.”At the peak of the flooding, Nebraska Department of Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis said there were 79 highways closed accounting for 1,568 miles.As of Monday, that number and been whittled down to about 540 miles. In addition, there wasn’t a single flood rescue request in the state on Monday after a several-day total of 163.Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Assistant Director Bryan Tuma said the state has filed a request for an expedited federal disaster declaration.“This event has been overwhelming,” he said. “We have little doubt that we qualify.”Tuma said state officials will meet with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials in Kansas City on Tuesday, to discuss the state’s expedited application for both public and individual federal disaster assistance. This is just the second time in the state’s history it has applied for individual assistance, the first being in 2011 with the Missouri River flooding.The hope is the request will move quickly to President Donald Trump’s desk for a signature. Tuma said once approved, the state will begin a full assessment of the damage.“We’ve never had an event like this in the history of our state,” Tuma said.Though floodwaters are receding in northeast Nebraska, flooding from the Missouri River already has reached 2011 levels in the southeastern tip of the state.Nebraska State Patrol Colonel John Bolduc said as a result of Interstate 29 closing in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri, Nebraska Highway 75 in the Nebraska City area is taking the brunt of truck traffic.In the Plattsmouth area, in the state’s southeastern corner, the Missouri River has flooded to a level already exceeding the 2011 disaster.“In Plattsmouth, it took 108 days to drop (in 2011),” Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said, “and the water there now is higher.”Ricketts said though waters are receding, there still is a lot of work to do.“This is going to take a while,” he said.“Eleven bridges are completely gone. It is going to be a months’-long process. I expect you’ll see Nebraska pulling together. There also will be hundreds of homes damaged and I suspect we’ll be working (to recover) through the course of the year.”HITS TO AGRICULTUREState officials said the state’s agriculture sector is seeing many disruptions as a result of road closures.Wellman said dairies in eastern Nebraska have seen delivery drivers travel 100 to 150 miles out of the way to and from dairies. Many agriculture businesses are finding it difficult to receive supplies to continue operations, he said.At the moment, state officials are focused on flood damage to highways, and have been in contact with county officials about the extent of damage to county roads.Wellman said many of the state’s farmers and ranchers will continue to see travel disruptions on county roads.“It’s extreme,” he said about the damage. “This will be a long-term project to rebuild what’s been damaged.”Based on early assessments, Wellman said detours will cause farming operations to incur an additional $1 million per day in transportation costs statewide.As of Monday, in addition to bridges lost, Schneweis said there is about 200 miles of highways that either require repairs or complete reconstruction.“It will require significant investment,” he said. “We expect the damages statewide to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. We ask that people stay patient. We are making progress and will need more patience.”Once the flood waters recede, Schneweis said officials will inspect roadways and reopen those deemed to be safe.Getting a handle on the extent of the damage to county roads, however, may take some time.“There are some counties that might have 1,000 miles of county roads to assess,” Schneweis said.As the state begins to add up the damage to roads, he said the rebuilding plans going forward will depend on each individual situation.For example, Nebraska Highway 12 that travels over the Niobrara River in the northern part of the state was completely washed away. Prior to the devastation, the state had been studying the future of Highway 12 that has a history of flooding, Schneweis said.Now that the highway is no more, he said the state will look at perhaps making a significant investment in complete replacement.“The detour up there is an hour long,” Schneweis said.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN.(ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NYC’s smart city leaders say it’s all about the sharing and caring

first_imgRather than focus on the disruptive and competitive nature of new technology, New York’s smart city czars are emphasizing collaboration with business and other smart cities.City technology leaders spoke at a recent event hosted by Brooklyn’s Urban-X accelerator for connected city startups.Representing the city were Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño Jr and Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan.See also: Smart city investment opportunities could top $1.6 trillionThey discussed how city governments are shedding their slow moving reputation when it comes to developing smart city initiatives.Unlike the ultra-competitive private sector, Gamiño said New York City’s government has the latitude to perceive other smart cities as potential partners not as threats. And this collaborative approach has proven to have enhanced government innovation.Sreenivasan picked up the thread by highlighting New York’s embrace of the open data movement, with the city releasing over 1,600 data sets to date. He said that this has enabled city governments to share best practices and even source code between them.“The way we’re going to do this is to partner with great cities in the U.S. and overseas,” said Sreenivasan.The pair also discussed the role that businesses play in developing smart cities, and how New York was actively working with industry to reduce layers of red tape.Sreenivasan noted that entrepreneurs developing innovative new services or products often face difficulties associated with highly regulated industries.For startups looking to loosen regulations related to smart city technology, he advised business leaders to help the discussion with the city by presenting a strong business model.“Being a sustainable business is important in order to make it worthwhile for the city to change these regulations,” said Sreenivasan.Not just disruption for disruption’s sakeThe city representatives also emphasized the importance of not pursuing disruption for disruption’s sake. Rather, they advised connected city startups to focus on the end goal – making citizens’ lives better.Gamiño said that this is where the city plays a pivotal bridge role, providing the crucial dialog between the next-level tech industry and NYC’s residents.Ultimately, he says smart city projects need to contribute positively in areas like economic mobility and job opportunities, which are of key importance to residents.“The question is always, ‘How does this move the needle on issues everybody, not just technical people, are interested in?’” said Gamiño.New York City was previously awarded “Best Smart City 2016” at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Related Posts Tags:#featured#IoT#New York City#NYC#Smart Cities#smart city#top Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img Francesco Gatti For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …last_img read more

Lakers win gives Ball last word on Wizards’ Wall

first_imgLATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, defends Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers had the last word on John Wall and visiting Washington after days of NBA trash talk, prevailing 102-99 in overtime Wednesday.Brandon Ingram scored 19 points, Larry Nance Jnr added 18 and each grabbed 10 rebounds while teen rookie guard Ball had six points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to spark the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Wall vowed “no mercy” to the Washington Post and added, “His dad has been talking… that makes me want to go out there and lead my team and play the best I can play.”It didn’t work out that way. Wall had 18 points on 7-of-22 shooting with nine assists, missed a tying 3-point attempt at the final buzzer and lost the ball out of bounds on a drive to the hoop late in overtime, his appeal for a foul unrewarded.“A lot of contact. I thought I got fouled,” Wall said. “We’ve got to learn how to close them out. We had the game in our hand.”LaVar Ball praised his son’s performance despite Wall producing more points.“When he goes off, people get stuck on them points,” the elder Ball said. “He does a lot more things than score points all the time to get the team to win. He’s versatile.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort The Wizards missed out on their first 4-0 season start since 1978.“We were a half-step slow all night,” said Wizards coach Scott Brooks. “The fourth quarter we were just standing around. They played better than us down the stretch. They made big shots. They deserved to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLavar Ball, Lonzo’s famously outspoken father, began the verbal fireworks after a Sunday loss to New Orleans, saying of the Wizards, “They better beware. Because Lonzo ain’t losing again. Not in the same week.”Wizards center Marcin Gortat tweeted in response that “JohnWall will torture (Ball) for 48 minutes.” View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock: Crystal Palace and Jordan very good for me

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock: Crystal Palace and Jordan very good for meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordon helped him fall back in love with the game.Warnock faces his former club today.He said, “I’m looking forward to it because I’ve got some special memories there. I’ve got some good friends there and it’s always a good atmosphere.”I enjoyed it. Simon Jordan got me that love back. I felt really let down leaving Sheffield United. I think I would’ve jacked it in had it not been for Simon.”I ended up having a fabulous relationship with him and I’m disappointed how it ended for him as well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​Heaton backtracks on Burnley future

first_img​Heaton backtracks on Burnley futureby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTom Heaton has played down speculation of leaving Burnley.The 32-year-old goalkeeper was previously adamant about his desire to leave, as he was not getting regular game-time.But a start against West Ham, which was his first in the league, has eased his mind. Heaton kept a clean sheet as his team notched a 2-0 win at home.”I never wanted to leave the football club, it’s just the fact that I wasn’t playing that I would have had to,” said the goalkeeper after the game.”But after being back playing today it’s the last thing on my mind to be honest.”At 32 I don’t really have much time to waste. Not for one minute did I want to go anywhere but sometimes it has got to be looked at.”That probably changes now. It’s great to be back out there and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be back out on the pitch and pull on that shirt again.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Its in his Blood Shawn Mendes Wins Big at THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – Rising superstar Awkwafina electrified the corner of Queen and John Streets in Torontotonight in her broadcast hosting debut at THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS. During the two-hour broadcast, hometown hero Shawn Mendes charmed fans with two stellar performances and four big wins – Artist of the Year, Best Pop Artist or Group, Fan Fave Artist, and Fan Fave Video (“In My Blood”). Toronto’s own Drake added two more IHEARTRADIO MMVAS to his hardware collection for Best Hip Hop Artist or Group and Best Director with Karena Evans for “God’s Plan”, while London, ON-bred DJs Loud Luxury claimed the Song of the Summer Presented by Coca-Cola award for “Body” ft. Brando. Ottawa’s Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, featured on the first season of CTV’s THE LAUNCH, took home Best New Canadian Artist for their hit “Ain’t Easy,” while Brampton’s Alessia Cara locked down Video of the Year for her and Khalid’s collaboration on Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255”.Many performers made their debut on the THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVASstage including bülow, lighting up the audience with glow-in-the-dark LED masks during a performance of “Not A Love Song”; Kris Wu, performing a smoking-hot medley of his hit singles, “18,” “Like That,” and “Deserve”; Canadian indie rock band, The Beaches, who captivated the audience with “T-Shirt”; Halsey, winner tonight of the Artist for Change, stunning viewers at home with animated effects that had flames and butterflies dancing around her; Anne-Marie, performing “2002,” before being joined on-stage by Marshmello to perform their up-beat pop single “FRIENDS,” which helped snag Marshmello an IHEARTRADIO MMVA for Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group; Meghan Trainor rocking a four-song medley of “No Excuses,” “All About That Bass,” “Me Too,” and “Let You Be Right”; and Brett Kissel, making IHEARTRADIO MMVA history as the first country singer to perform on the MMVA stage when he joined Bebe Rexha on smash hit “Meant To Be,” which earned Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line a win for Best Collaboration. Finally, 98 Degrees graced the audience with a classic throwback medley of their top hits as they returned to THE IHEARTRADIO MMVA stage after nearly a decade.The show hit big in the Twitterverse today with 1.3 million mentions, reaching more than 1.5 billion worldwide, and with #iHeartRadioMMVAs holding the top trend in Canada during the broadcast. Host Awkwafina summed up her boisterous turn as host by tweeting a photo of one of the night’s best moments: Shawn Mendes accepting an award on behalf of Marshmello – helmet and all! Marshmello also tweeted about the moment, joking that the two were now a duo. In the weeks leading up to the show, fans turned out to vote for their favourites with more than 46 million votes cast across six Fan Fave categories online and on social. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook The IHEARTRADIO MMVA hardware was handed out by star-studded celebrities including, Alexandra Shipp,  Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross,Chrissy Metz, Colton Haynes, Craig McMorris, Derek Hough, Francesco Yates,Gus Kenworthy, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Jus Reign, Kristin Cavallari, Madison Beer, New City, Prince Michael Jackson, Scott Helman, Sofi Tukker, Sonequa Martin-Green, The Reklaws, Tyler Shaw, and Tyra Banks.IHEARTRADIO MMVA AftermathThe two-hour music extravaganza, which aired live on CTV, Much, MTV, and YouTube, encores tomorrow, Monday, August 27 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET and Friday, August 31 at 10 p.m. on Much.ETALK recaps all of the red carpet arrivals and delivers exclusive backstage interviews tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.The entire two-hour broadcast, as well as THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVA RED CARPET, is available now at 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS joins CraveTV’s music collection on Friday, August 31.And the winners are…iHeartRadio MMVA Artist for ChangeHalseyBest Rock/Alternative Artist or GroupImagine DragonsBest Pop Artist or GroupShawn MendesBest EDM/Dance Artist or GroupMarshmelloBest Hip Hop Artist or GroupDrakeBest DirectorDrake – “God’s Plan”Director: Karena EvansVideo of the YearLogic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”Single of the YearEd Sheeran – “Perfect”Artist of the YearShawn MendesSong of the Summer Presented by Coca-ColaLoud Luxury ft. Brando – “Body”Best CollaborationBebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant To Be”Best New Canadian Artist or GroupElijah Woods x Jamie FineFan Fave ArtistShawn MendesFan Fave Duo or GroupBTSFan Fave VideoShawn Mendes – “In My Blood”Fan Fave SingleSelena Gomez ft. Marshmello – ‘Wolves’Fan Fave New ArtistKris WuFan Fave Much CreatorTheDanocracy – Dan RodoOfficial partners of THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS are: Coca-Cola®, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., and Virgin Mobile Canada. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Evan Turners No 21 to be raised to the rafters at Feb

Former OSU guard Evan Turner (21) is set to have his number retired on Feb. 16.Credit: Courtesy of TNSA fifth number will soon be hanging from the rafters of the Schottenstein Center to signify Ohio State men’s basketball immortality: Evan Turner’s No. 21.The former three-year OSU guard made Columbus his home from 2007-2010, winning the Naismith Award for the top player in the country for his final 2009-10 season. In that year, he averaged 20.4 points per game on 51.9 percent shooting and added 6.0 assists and 9.2 rebounds per contest.Turner left for the NBA after his junior season, where he went second overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. After parts of four seasons there and a brief stop in Indiana, the Chicago native now comes off the bench for the Boston Celtics, averaging about 27 minutes per game.The 6-foot-7 Turner was the fourth individual OSU player to win the national player of the year award. He finished his collegiate career 18th in OSU scoring with 1,517 points and ninth in assists with 414.The No. 21 is scheduled to be lifted on Feb. 16 in a halftime ceremony during a game against Michigan, the same opponent Turner hit a famous buzzer-beating 3-pointer against in the 2010 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.Turner’s number will join John Havlicek’s No. 5, Jerry Lucas’s No. 11, Jim Jackson’s No. 22 and Gary Bradds’ No. 35 in the Schottenstein Center rafters. All but Havlicek won a national player of the year award.The game against Michigan is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16. read more

Pochettino explains why he allowed Kane to play in FA Cup

first_imgThe Spurs were up 6-0 against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup, and Mauricio Pochettino still decided to sub in his captain for the second half.Tottenham Hotspur was easily winning 6-0 against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup Third Round.But Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino decided to play one of his best players: captain Harry Kane.Kane went on to score Tottenham’s seventh goal, and Pochettino was questioned why would he subbed Kane in.“It was respect,” Pochettino said after the game according to Goal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Respect the people, respect the opponent. They’re not going to have many chances to see Harry Kane play here in a competition like the FA Cup.”“I think it was a great atmosphere. For different reasons, I decided to make a change and put Kane on the pitch but one of them is that,” he commented.“It’s important to show respect to the people here so they could see Harry Kane, who is an icon in English football. It is difficult in that division to see it. It was important to see him in action.”“Like all the competitions, we take it very seriously,” he added.“Of course sometimes you can win and sometimes you can lose, but always we are serious and respect the competition.”last_img read more