Put The Kettle On heading back to Cheltenham | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – Sceau Royal, winner of Saturday’s Elite Hurdle for Alan King, could switch back to fences for the race, while the Philip Hobbs-trained Defi Du Seuil, who was a huge disappointment in the Champion Chase in the spring, is in line make his seasonal bow.Rouge Vif was a winner at last month’s Showcase meeting and could return to Cheltenham for Harry Whittington, with Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Ascot Chase hero Riders Onthe Storm, the Brian Ellison-trained Forest Bihan and 2019 Arkle winner Duc Des Genievres, who is now with Paul Nicholls, completing the possibles. Put The Kettle On is set to kick off her campaign in Sunday’s Shloer Chase at Cheltenham.Henry de Bromhead’s six-year-old posted a career-best effort when springing a 16-1 surprise in the Arkle at the Festival in March, adding to a previous success over two miles at Cheltenham’s Open meeting last year.- Advertisement –center_img Put The Kettle On is again due to line up at the fixture, with the mare counting among seven entries for the Grade Two heat.De Bromhead said: “She’s in great form and is due to go over to Cheltenham for the Shloer Chase. She seems to love it over there, so she’s going over there this weekend.“She’s in mighty form, working well, so we’re looking forward to that.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

15 examples of female athletes crushed by women who were men

first_imgWND.com 27 March 2017Transgenders dominate in weightlifting, track, wrestling, football, basketball, mixed martial artsYou’ve heard the expression, “Boys will be boys.” But what happens when a brawny boy wants to be one of the girls – fiercely competing with females in weightlifting, brutally tackling girls on the football field or even dealing powerful knockout punches to ladies in a mixed martial-arts cage?It’s now happening across America and around the world.Biological males are joining women’s teams, smashing records and dominating in sports such as weightlifting, softball, cycling, track, wrestling, football, volleyball, dodgeball, handball, cricket, golf, basketball and mixed martial arts.The movement for “equality” has apparently inspired transgender athletes to join teams of their preferred gender. And that often means biological males are competing against biological females on women’s teams. But in the world of sports, critics argue, equality between the sexes simply doesn’t exist. Physiologically speaking, there’s a gender gap between men and women that cannot be erased.To document the growing trend, WND has compiled the following list of headline-making transgender athletes crashing the world of women’s sports.READ MORE: http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/female-athletes-crushed-by-women-who-were-once-men/last_img read more

The Latest: Potters Corner wins Virtual Grand National

first_imgThe Latest: Potters Corner wins Virtual Grand National Istiklol Dushanbe retained the Central Asian nation’s season-opening Super Cup on Saturday with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Khujand.The game was played without fans and a large banner reading “stop coronavirus” in Tajik and Russian covered part of the stands.Players and staff from both teams mingled freely after the final whistle before officials hung medals around their necks and shook their hands.Professional soccer is only continuing in a few countries around the world, with Belarus, Nicaragua and Burundi among the holdouts, attracting interest from foreign fans and international gambling markets.Tajikistan has not reported any cases of the new coronavirus, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Associated Press The 18-1 Potters Corner, trained by Christian Williams with teenager Jack Tudor onboard, withstood the challenge of runner-up Walk In The Mill and third-place Any Second Now. Favorite Tiger Roll, who would have been chasing a third straight win in the real race, was fourth in the event broadcast on British television.___The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with commissioners of the country’s sports leagues on Saturday and told them he recognizes “the good work being done by many teams and players” to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus.The virus has decimated the sports world with the NBA and NHL suspending their seasons indefinitely and Major League Baseball postponing the start of its season. “The Football Association of Ireland announces that Mick McCarthy is to be succeeded as national team manager by Stephen Kenny with immediate effect,” the FAI said in a statement. “The handover has been agreed with both men in light of the delay to the European Championship playoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”McCarthy had originally been due to stay in charge until July 31, after the Euro 2020 finals — now put back a year — were originally due to finish. Kenny had been set to take over on Aug. 1 after being in charge of the under-21 national side.Ireland faces Slovakia away in the Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs, with the winner to face either Northern Ireland or Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the fixture has been postponed for a second time due to the pandemic.___Tajikistan has started a new soccer season, joining a small group of countries around the world where play has continued despite the coronavirus pandemic. April 4, 2020 The NCAA basketball tournament was also canceled, as were college spring sports such as baseball and softball, lacrosse and track and field.The White House says the commissioners thanked Trump for his “national leadership and for his interest in the sports industry.” He called on them to continue efforts to support their fellow Americans during the current challenge.A wide range of sports league officials participated in the call, including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.___Stephen Kenny is the new Ireland soccer manager after replacing Mick McCarthy in a planned move brought forward by the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Potters Corner held on in a computer-simulated race to win the Virtual Grand National.The real Grand National Steeplechase, one of the iconic sporting events in Britain, was canceled on March 16 following the stringent measures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Win for Spurs but Liverpool & Celtic held to draws

first_imgWhile despite both sides leading into the closing stages of their games, both Liverpool and Celtic had to content themselves with opening night draws. Liverpool were held to a 1-all draw away to Bordeaux. While Celtic were twice pegged back in a 2-2 draw with Ajax.last_img

SPER launches inaugural Swedish leadership awards

first_img Paf CRO Daniela Johansson wins SPER’s Swedish leader of the year  June 11, 2020 Related Articles Inbound Swedish reforms to toughen advertising and online casino requirements January 6, 2020 Share Submit Share SPER reveals finalists of inaugural Swedish leadership award March 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Jenny Nilzon – SPERAs Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace completes its first full-year in operations, independent online gambling trade association Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) has launched its inaugural ‘Swedish Gambling Leadership Awards’.SPER details that it seeks to promote and reward industry leaders who have promoted social responsibility, corporate sustainability and fair play interactions during a crucial period for all Swedish gambling incumbents.Swedish stakeholders will be able to submit individual nominations from 26 November to 9 February, with SPER scheduled to announce its winners on 26 March.All award nominations will be judged by an independent panel formed byChairman Thomas Nilsson, psychologist and founder of Sustainable InteractionAnn-Sofie Olsson, Management Consultant, Inter ParesHanna Riber Dahl, President, Swedish AdvertisersMagnus Berglund, CEO KingletMaria Kausits, analyst and partner SB InsightMats Georgson, CEO, Georgson & Co.Pia Grahn, Managing Director Research & StrategySPER President Jenny Nilzon acknowledged that it has been a tough year for Swedish operators adjusting to the new regulatory demands. Nevertheless, representing the industry SPER underlines the importance of highlighting the industry’s ‘role models’ and social achievements,“Our industry still has a lot to prove,” she said. “The overall confidence may be low, and there is a perception that the industry does not take its responsibility seriously, which is not quite right. There is a lot of work to be done in creating a more positive image that we want to display at the Swedish Gambling Leadership Awards.”last_img read more

New Hampton man charged with murdering Floyd County child

first_imgCHARLES CITY — Floyd County authorities have arrested a New Hampton man and charged him with murder in the death of a child. The Charles City Police Department says 25-year-old Shane Morris was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. Charles City police say they started an investigation into Morris after the report of possible abuse of a three-and-a-half month old child on August 3rd of last year. The child was taken to the Floyd County Medical Center for treatment and later was transferred to the Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester. The child died the next day. No other details about the investigation are being released at this time. If convicted of first-degree murder, Morris would face the rest of his life in prison without the opportunity for parole.last_img read more