*Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GPNico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title despite Lewis Hamilton disobeying Mercedes orders not to back his team-mate into rivals.Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP driving slowly in an attempt to bring other drivers into the battle, knowing he needed Rosberg to finish below third.Hamilton was repeatedly told to speed up but told the team: “Let us race.”Rosberg came under pressure from Sebastian Vettel but managed to hold the Ferrari driver to finish second.Hamilton controlled the race from the front but was under instruction from Mercedes management not to try any strategic games to delay Rosberg.However, he disregarded message after message to speed up and prevent Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen from closing on Rosberg.The German in turn complained on the radio to the team to “consider doing something” and the tense title battle will do nothing to improve the cool relationship between the two drivers.At one point, as Vettel homed in on Rosberg in the closing laps, Mercedes Executive Director (technical) Paddy Lowe, who only speaks to the drivers on the radio in extreme circumstances, told Hamilton: “Lewis, this is Paddy. We need you to pick up the pace to win this race.”Hamilton replied: “I’m in the lead right now. I’m quite comfortable where I am.”But his tactics were not enough and Rosberg whooped with delight as he crossed the line and after his wife Viviane congratulated him over the radio, did doughnut spins on the pit straight before climbing on to the nose of the car to take the cheers from the crowd.“It’s a childhood dream come true,” Rosberg said over the radio. “Thank you for everything.”After the drama of the race, Hamilton congratulated Rosberg on his world championship and the two men embraced and shook hands on the podium.Rosberg said he had not decided whether to take the number one on his car as is his right next year or whether to stick with the number six, which he chose as his race number because his father Keke won the 1982 world title with it.The Rosbergs are only the second family in which a father and son have won the F1 world title, after Graham and Damon Hill.Rosberg started the race 12 points ahead of Hamilton and knew a finish on the podium would be enough to secure the championship regardless of what Hamilton did.Initially looked like he would be able to cruise to an easy climax to the best season of his career, but it did not take long for the tension to mount.Hamilton and Rosberg both made good starts to convert first and second places on the grid into a one-two from the start.But the difficult moments for Rosberg began when he came out from his first pit stop behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.After a spin at the first corner of the race, the Red Bull driver recovered ground quickly and, running a long first stint as a prelude to a one-stop race, ended up in second place behind Hamilton after the leaders had finished their first pit stops.Rosberg came out right behind Verstappen, and was also under pressure from behind from Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.Ricciardo attacked Raikkonen intermittently, without managing a pass, but Rosberg was able to stay out of the Ferrari’s reach and the Finn never got close enough to try the same to the Mercedes.Rosberg tried to pass Verstappen two laps after his pit stop but the Dutchman defended aggressively and the championship leader decided discretion was the better part of valour and sat back looking after his tyres.However, as Verstappen’s stint grew longer and longer, Mercedes realised they were at risk of losing second place to him because he could make his one stop for tyres and still come out in front.Rosberg was told on lap 19 that passing the Red Bull was “critical” and he responded by passing Verstappen on the very next lap to take the second place he would hold to the end.Hamilton continued to lap only just as fast as he needed, balancing his vain hope that other drivers might be able to get among the two Mercedes with instructions from his team not to drive too slowly and force the issue.As the race progressed, Hamilton went slower and slower and the team began to worry that a one-two was at risk.This ensured that Verstappen was never more than about three seconds behind, with Ricciardo closing on him and, in the final stint, Vettel attacking both.With 11 laps to go, Hamilton was warned to pick up the pace because Vettel was an “imminent threat”.At the time, Vettel was running in fifth place but was closing rapidly on Verstappen and Ricciardo in third and fourth places because the four-time champion had done a long middle stint and fitted super-soft tyres for his final stint, while the others were on the more durable but slower soft tyres.He passed both but was not quite close enough on the last lap to make an attack Rosberg work.“It was a tricky situation at the end with Lewis playing dirty tricks,” Vettel said to his team as they congratulated him over the radio.“It was tough out there,” he said. “I didn’t want to be an issue. But at the end I was thinking maybe to try to pass both of them but it didn’t work out.”Jenson Button’s final grand prix came to an early end when his McLaren’s front suspension broke as he bounced over a kerb on lap 12.Button said: “The result doesn’t count. The weekend does. It has been awesome, from the fans, to before the race, a load of the team lined up and I walked between them and they clapped me into the garage. Very emotional, not the easiest thing before grand prix. An amazing day and an amazing weekend.”But Williams driver Felipe Massa, who is also retiring from F1, finished ninth, fending off a late attack from his former Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso’s McLaren.His long-time friend and engineer Rob Smedley praised him on the radio afterwards, saying he had done a “great drive”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
USC’s 17th annual Good Neighbors Campaign kicked off Oct. 1 with a new monetary goal — $1.3 million.With the primary goal of giving back to the Los Angeles community and creating an educationally enriched environment for adults and children, the monthlong campaign — which receives donations from staff and faculty — serves to provide grant funding to programs located within the community surrounding the university.“With the USC tradition of civic engagement, part of our mission is solving societal needs: [We need] an academic institution to provide academic opportunities,” Campaign Director Carolina Castillo said. “Giving is about settling problems, the civic engagement of faculty and staff and enhancing the communities and lives of residents of Los Angeles. We have a long tradition of that at this school, and the tradition of giving is much the same.”Last year, the Good Neighbors Campaign set out to raise $1.2 million from staff and faculty. The new goal of $1.3 million was set based on the amount of money received in 2009, Castillo said, and the trends of increasing participation and involvement that campaign leaders saw over time.This year, the campaign has seen almost 140 faculty and staff members volunteer as campaign leaders to raise awareness and money for the project. Castillo said she believes that such increased participation will bring in more funds; she hopes to reach at least 15,000 university employees.“Contributions are critical, and the goal is increasing because needs are increasing,” Castillo said. “I think that the goal is achievable, and USC faculty and staff understand the impact that their contributions are making in the community and that the need continues to grow every year. Given that they know that this is the impact they are having, we can meet that goal.”In previous years, money generated from the campaign was distributed among many organizations, each of which sponsored programs to benefit the community around them. Last year, grants were given to 43 organizations out of 60 that applied. This year, coordinators hope to increase that number, Castillo said.Last year, funding went to organizations such as the Thornton School of Music and the Fisher Museum of Art to create programs for kids in the community.“These kids can say things through art that they can’t say through words,” said Selma Holo, the director of the gallery and a member working in conjunction with the Good Neighbors Campaign-sponsored Art in the Village Program, to which $25,991 was given.The program was designed to allow children to come to the Fisher Museum and take interest in interactive art workshops.“We see students here in a way that we’ve never seen before, and we have kids that are really members of Fisher, and the kids feel like they belong. It’s a sustainable relationship, and we know they’ll come back in the future even when these programs are over,” Holo said.Similar funds were provided to the Thornton School of Music, which used $33,880 on the USC Thornton Student Outreach Program, which provided music education to students from grades K-12.“It’s a strong partnership between the community and Thornton,” said Thornton faculty member Susan Helfter. “These programs are beneficial to both our students and the students outside the USC gates, and the interaction gives music a different dimension. It’s clear that these programs are really making a difference to these kids.”
After weather saw the McClimon Complex unfit for play for their match against Green Bay Wednesday, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) now turn their attention to their upcoming meeting with Penn State (3-6-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) in State College Sunday. Following the Green Bay cancellation, only Big Ten teams remain on the Badgers’ schedule, with four games remaining in the regular season. After struggling early in the season Wisconsin has been on an absolute tear in Big Ten play, sporting a 3-1 record, with their only defeat coming at the hands of No. 2 Indiana. They will look to keep that hot form going and have a good chance to do so as, aside from Michigan (9-2-1, 3-1-1 Big Ten), their remaining opponents all dwell in the bottom half of the Big Ten standings.Men’s Soccer: Badgers tally season-high four goals in defeat of RutgersThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) beat fellow Big Ten opponent Rutgers (2-8-1, 1-4 Big Read…Penn State, on the other hand, are struggling in the wins column, with only one Big Ten victory to their name this season — that being a 3–1 win over last-placed Ohio State. Their inability to score goals has been a major factor in their lack of success. Besides the Ohio State game, they’ve only found the back of the net once in their other four Big Ten matches. A home game in State College will be beneficial for Penn State, as they have struggled mightily on the road so far this season and have yet to pick up a single away victory. One player Wisconsin will have to look out for is Penn State sophomore Daniel Gonzalez, who scored two goals in a 3–1 victory over Stony Brook Tuesday. The midfielder also added an assist to go with his pair of goals in what was his first career start for Penn State.Making waves: New swimming coach Yuri Suguiyama already has championship aspirationsEvery dominant athletic program begins somewhere — pieces of a puzzle that came together somehow to create a dynasty. What Read…Wisconsin will be looking to make an impression in the attacking third, coming off their most prolific offensive performance of the season, a 4–2 victory over Rutgers. The star from that performance was freshman Noah Melick, who recorded a double, his first goals in the cardinal and white. The Badgers may have the superior record this season, but they haven’t tasted victory over Penn State since 2011, something they will be looking to change Sunday. You can catch all the action from University Park on BTN Plus, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m.
The All Ireland minor hurling final between Tipperary and Galway throws in at 1.15 on Sunday and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the game in associaton with John Corbett motorvillage Thurles, AND, The Wytchway Inn, Bar and Restaurant, Holycross. Liam Cahill will hope to have fit again captain Stephen Quirke to call on after he missed the wins over Limerick and Dublin through injury.The Moyle Rovers clubman played a role for the minor footballers in their win last weekend over Kildare. Galway will name their team at training tonight for the game and ahead of the game.The Tribesmens captain Sean Loftus has said that Tipperary were very impressive against Dublin.
Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal July 13, 2020 Genius Sports teams up with TNM to launch tennis series May 27, 2020 Submit Dimayor Colombia strengthens integrity muscle with Genius Sports November 18, 2019 Andreas Zagklis – FIBAWorld governing body for professional basketball FIBA has extended and its legacy partnership with Genius Sports, covering multiple data and technology disciplines.Expanding a partnership that has existed since 2004, FIBA and Genius Sports will continue to work closely together improving professional basketball’s data and digital infrastructures, providing support to over ‘200 leagues and federations worldwide’.New partnership directives, see Genius Sports deliver the governing body its ‘FIBA Organizer’, digital competition management tool, and new ‘FIBA LiveStats’ provisions improving data collection on a play-by-play basis.FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said: “We are very pleased to continue this long-term and unique relationship with Genius Sports. We have been working together for more than 15 years to develop and offer state-of-the-art digital tools for national federations and leagues. Thanks to this renewal, we will continue the joint efforts in creating innovative tools and make sure that our sport is even more attractive to fans around the world.”Confirming the partnership extension, both parties have underlined a commitment to ‘eradicating data piracy’ by preventing the collection of basketball data via unofficial feeds.Genius Sports maintains that it will continue to service FIBA officials with optimum control and visibility over their data, which in-turn will help basketball stakeholders uphold commercial values whilst strengthening the integrity of their competitionsMark Locke – Genius SportsMark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “The Genius Sports and FIBA partnership has been one of the most influential and innovative in sports technology. Together, we’ve powered over 500,000 games from courtside in over 150 countries and engaged more than 25 million fans.“But, this renewal is as much about the future as our achievements to date, and we’re excited to introduce a number of cutting-edge innovations later this year, driving the next stage of digital transformation and data analytics for leagues and federations at all levels of basketball.”
Gfinity Esports Australia has entered an exclusive partnership with Twitch that will see every match from Season 1 of the 2018 Gfinity Elite Series Australia broadcast exclusively on the streaming platform.Kicking off on June 2nd, the Australian version of the Elite Series will be presented by Alienware and will be broadcast on Gfinity Australia’s Twitch profile.The Gfinity Elite Series Australia sees six city-based clubs battle it out across multiple titles, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, and Street Fighter V. The competition will span over seven weeks.Dominic Remond, CEO of Gfinity Esports Australia stated the following regarding the deal: “We are very excited to be partnering with Twitch as the home of the inaugural Gfinity Elite Series Australia. We know they have a highly engaged audience and are the preferred platform for the esports community in Australia. They will bring the action from the tournament, and the dynamism of our live audience, to the fans at home and those across the country who are unable to attend the events at the arena in Sydney.”The teams involved in the upcoming league are Brisbane Deceptors, Melbourne Order, Sydney Roar, Sydney Chiefs, Perth Ground Zero, and Melbourne Avant Gaming.Lewis Mitchell, Partnerships Associate for Australia and New Zealand for Twitch also commented: “Esports in Australia and New Zealand is growing at a phenomenal pace. We are happy to be part of the next step in the Gfinity Elite Series Australia. Our partnership with Gfinity Esports Australia will bring all viewers together in the one place they feel most at home as they enjoy the competition with other like-minded fans.”Not only is Alienware presenting Gfinity Elite Series Australia, it is the official technology partner of the 2018 season alongside Logitech.Esports Insider says: With the third season of the original Gfinity Elite Series being broadcast exclusively on Facebook (alongside gfinityesports.com), this announcement is at once surprising and entirely unsurprising. On the one hand, you’d expect the Australian counterpart to follow suit on deals of this magnitude, but on the other hand fans have been incredibly critical of esports streams on the social media giant. Twitch, for now at least, continues to be where the majority of esports fans from across titles prefer to watch content.
LOS ANGELES >> The most anticipated matchup of the Clippers’ first-round series was in the middle. DeAndre Jordan versus Rudy Gobert; two star centers, bruising defensive stalwarts and the anchors of their teams’ identities.That died when Gobert was lost to an injury in Game 1. “It’s probably one of the most important games we’ve had all year,” he said. “You can’t drop two games at home to start a series. We know that. We understand that. We know how serious this game is.”Jordan finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds – he had 14 and 10 by halftime — and seven of his nine baskets came on dunks. He finished 9 for 11 from the field.Blake Griffin and Paul led the Clippers in scoring for the second game in a row. Griffin scored 24 points, while Paul added 21 with 10 assists.Coach Doc Rivers spent the week imploring his players to become the instigators on offense, and they did from the very start, building a 12-point first quarter lead, with the Clippers’ “big three” combining for 21 of their 29 points in the period.“We did a better job of dictating the pace,” Rivers said. “It was a physical game, we had 60 points in the paint and only eight free throws. … They just allowed us to play. It was fun.”While the Clippers never trailed, they also never led by more than 13, never quite able to turn the game into the blowout it often felt like.What they did do, however, was repeatedly reject Utah’s runs.When the Jazz pulled within three at 55-52, Paul responded with a key sequence. He buried a 3-pointer, blocked a shot and recorded one of his three steals, then scored a tough basket in transition. After a Utah timeout, the Clippers defense locked in to force a shot clock violation.After a basket on the other end, what looked like a game that could go either way was back in the Clippers’ control, 62-52.It was more of the same in the fourth quarter, when Paul scored 11 of his points and Griffin buried a corner 3-pointer with 1:35 remaining to give the Clippers a 97-88 edge.That it took the Clippers until Game 2 to figure out how to capitalize on Gobert’s absence was the only surprise. Derrick Favors, who missed 32 games because of injury this season, was thrust into a starting role and the Clippers repeatedly picked on him in the lob game.“We should do it every night, obviously we came with the right amount of urgency tonight,” Rivers said. “That’s the only way we’re going to win this series, they’re big they’re long, they’re strong, they’re great defensively.”Favors tallied 13 points and seven rebounds for the Jazz, but his night was defined more by the points he allowed to be scored.“We’ve just got to find other ways to protect the paint,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “That’s the challenge, it is what it is, whenever you havea guy who’s a Defensive Player of the Year candidate everybody else has got to step up.”Gordon Hayward led Utah with 20 points, while Game 1 hero Joe Johnson scored 13 off the bench.The Clippers led 51-42 at halftime and the only thing keeping the Jazz in the game was a strong performance from beyond the arc. After two quarters the Jazz, a streaky 3-point shooting team, had shot just 40.5 percent from the field, but were 6 for 13 from the arc. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error What remained for Jordan was a steady stream of overmatched Jazz defenders who had no answer for the Clippers’ pick-and-roll on Tuesday as Chris Paul repeatedly fed Jordan over the top for one dunk after another, propelling the Clippers to a 99-91 Game 2 victory that evens the best-of-7 series.The series will turn to Salt Lake City, where the Jazz will host Game 3 on Friday.It was a strong showing in a game that Clippers guard Raymond Felton termed earlier in the day a “must-win.”
LOS ANGELES >> Madison Bumgarner lit a fire without a spark in the seventh inning Monday night.Since any little flame is a 4-alarm job when fanned by the San Francisco bullpen, the Dodgers pushed their National League West lead to six games with a 2-1 victory, and nudged the Giants one toe closer to the cliff.The highlight moment happened at the end of a classic performance by Bumgarner, who has scuffled during the Giants’ dismal second half. He and Clayton Kershaw allowed no earned runs, but the Giants scored on a wild throw to second by Yasmani Grandal and a wild pitch by Kershaw that Grandal could have smothered.Bumgarner gave the Dodgers only one hit. That was a double by Yasiel Puig in the second inning, a drive that did not improve his relationship with Bumgarner. However, Bumgarner indicated he left the game because it was time to do so. “You never want to come out of the game,” he said, “but you gotta be smart about it. The tank was getting low.”You also gotta be smart when you’re pitching classically, leading your rival by one run in a game that your team needs like plasma, and you basically risk ejection for nothing. Puig wasn’t even being Puig, at least not so anyone can tell.“I didn’t hear anything (from Puig),” Bumgarner said. “I think he was trying to stare me down, it looked like.”Anyway, the game was transferred into the quicksand pit that used to be the San Francisco bullpen, as Bochy repeatedly ambled out to the mound like a father trying to mollify a particularly agitated baby.Will Smith got two outs in the eighth. Derek Law came in after a single by Carlos Ruiz and retired Howie Kendrick. That still left the ninth inning, and Bochy wasn’t about to expose shell-shocked closer Santiago Casila, who has blown five of 15 saves since the All-Star break.The remarkable Andrew Toles led off the ninth with a hard single off Law. Here came Bochy. Lefty Javier Lopez, who used to be impossible for lefty hitters, came in. But Corey Seager was already 2-for-5 off Lopez in his career with a home run. Here, Seager hit a softer ground ball that got past second baseman Joe Panik and moved Toles to third.“I thought that was going to be a double-play ball,” Bochy said. “Joe couldn’t quite get to it. That would have been big.”Bochy walked out and asked for Hunter Strickland, whose entrance and exit velocity can both reach triple-figures. At least the agony wasn’t prolonged.Justin Turner singled to right field to tie it. Adrian Gonzalez whaled a double off Hunter Pence’s glove and the wall to win it. And the Giants officially have 38 saves and 29 blown saves, according to MLB.com.They also are tied with St. Louis for the No. 2 wild-card spot. At the All-Star break they led the NL West by six-and-a-half games and had the best record in the league, even better than the Cubs’.“Those last three outs, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a tough time getting them,” Bochy said. “It’s a shame. He (Bumgarner) threw a beautiful game. We’ve let a lot of these get away, but we’ll bounce back. We’ll absorb this, but I gotta say, we’ve absorbed quite a few.”An unidentified Giant slammed something against a wall, in an off-limits area of the clubhouse. Bumgarner dressed quickly. He became weary of the Puig conversation just as quickly. “I think we’re getting a little carried away with the questions here,” he said, at a strange time to be asking for restraint. “I don’t think they’re going to be going out to dinner anytime soon,” said Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy, when it was over.With two out in the seventh, Puig hit a dribbler down the first-base line and Bumgarner turned to throw him out. Bumgarner clapped his hands vigorously. Then he suddenly looked up at Puig, began snarling at him and ominously pointed to his own head — he had knocked down Corey Seager earlier in the game.Puig looked surprised, but he wasn’t letting it go either. Suddenly first baseman Brandon Belt, an innocent bystander, was watching Dodger first base coach George Lombard grab Bumgarner, and here came both benches and both bullpens. With the rosters as expanded as they are, it looked like the dash to catch the last plane out of Saigon.One might not expect fellows from Hudson, N.C. and Cienfuegos, Cuba to understand each other, but Bumgarner and Puig have been antagonists before. The immediate consequence was that the Giants lost Bumgarner for the final two innings. He had thrown only 97 pitches, with no walks and 10 strikeouts. He has thrown more pitches than that in six of his past eight starts. Yet he was removed from the game. Sure, it was his turn to bat, but Bumgarner is as much of a threat as most Giants pinch-hitters, and the Giants were leading besides.Bochy said he didn’t take out Bumgarner because he needed more runs. “We had a talk,” he said, “and I’ll leave it at that,” which indicated he might have taken him out for blood-pressure reasons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Cherity Elder was winner of the Make Your Mark Color Run held Saturday in Wellington. (Amber Schmitz photo)Sumner Newscow report â€” A Color Run sponsored by theÂ First United Methodist Church, which raised money for the Uganda Mission trip, was held Saturday.The Color Run featured a 5K and two mile run. Cherity Elder was the overall winner with a 20:47 time in the 5K event.The results of the races are below. To see more pictures of Saturday’s event, click here.One Mile Fun Run GirlsFemale 6 and underKassidy Gee, 13:43.Female 7-8Taylor Earl, 8:59.Anna Ewing, 13:28.Evie Ewing, 13:26.Ella Goodrum, 10:11.Mia Hawks, 10:05.Kadynce Aufdengarten, 10:00.Female 9-10Tabitha Edwards, 11:00.Female 11-12Raigan Bible, 12:12.Maddie Nance, 12:09.Taylor Sears, 9:32.Shiney Hughes, 11:50.Elly DeJarnett 13:41.One Mile Fun Run Mile BoysMale 6 and underCooper Norris, 13:06.Liam Ewing, 14:32.Brett Haines, 9:31.Urban Clift, 10:19.Kamden Gee, 16:04.Fisher Elder, 10:44.Male 7-8Â Milo Elder, 9:29.Male 9-10Colton Clift, 8:58.Axl Norris, 9:50.Jagger Norris, 13:07.Grady Norris, 8:50.Male 11-12Layton Scheider, 8:47.Â 5K run â€” MaleMale 12 Under (light blue)Hunter Harmon, 11, 47:37:00.Axl Norris, 9, 26:26:00.Jagger Norris, 9, 26:13:00.Brayden Nunley , 11, 26:10:00.Tristan Tencleve,Â 9, 23:33Kage Farley, 11, 37:06.R.J. Clift, 11, 26:18:0Thorton Parker, 9, 26:29:00.Male 19-29 (Gray)Austin Campbell, 25, 36:55:00.Josh Sapp, 23, 23:37.Brett Johnston, 20, 28:30:00.Tyler Lynch, 19, 44:59:00.Ray Stroud, 27, 22:24.Male 30-39 (Gray)Nelson Davis, 33, 37:21:00.Joey Evans, 31, 52:03:00.Male 40-49 (Gray)Jamie Cornejo, 47, 33:28:00.Eugene Schneider, 43, 58:41:00.Michael Brown, 42, 26:30:00.Andy Schneider, 40, 30:01:00.Male 50-59 (Gray)Bill Stalcup,Â 57, 23:43.Randy West, 55, 38:15:00Male over 60 (Gray)John Stalcup, 65, 24:27:00Â 5K run â€” FealeMale 12 Under (bright pink)Kate Haines, 26:02:00Ava Hawks, 37:30:00Kira Shawn, 33:09:00Female 13-18 (bright pink)Bailey Poslick, 43:56:00Jewels Farley, 39:37:00Kyla Hawks, 26:11:00Mallory Thompson,Â 29:21:00Nicole Timme, 29:22:00.Female 19-29 (Pale Pink)Bridget Campbell,Â 37:35:00.Ashley Cashier, 32:30:00.Mallory Sapp, 32:23:00.Jordyn Clark,Â 32:30:00.Danielle McVey, 55:38:00.Anna Gee, 48:50:00.Christine Hizar,Â 55:40:00.Rachel Hizar 55:39:00.Danielle Timme, 29:20:00.Laura Rankin, 29:21:00.Shelby Cornejo, 32:22:00.Paige Nicholson, 24:22:00.Kyra Nickel, 28:30:00.Female 30-39 (Pale Pink)Valerie Earl, 27:46:00Wendy Goodrum, 27:45:00Jasmine Harmon, 49:12:00HeatherÂ Norris,Â 28:23:00Alicia Overfelt, 45:09:00Amber Smith, 45:08:00Shelby Tencleve, 26:06:00Malorie Bolton, 25:17:00Tara Davis, 34:18:00Lacy Evans, 48:51:00Toni Frederick, 44:58:00Cherity Elder, Â 20:47,Â Â Â Overall winnerFollow us on Twitter.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2015)–Underrated Harlington’s Rose rallied from off the pace to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes by three quarters of a length while covering six furlongs in 1:09.64 under Joe Talamo.Trained by Steve Knapp, the California-bred filly by Harlington broke from the rail and lacked room while full of run into the far turn. Next to last, about three lengths off the lead at the quarter pole, she wheeled three-wide turning into the stretch to gradually inch away from runner-up Meinertzhageni inside the sixteenth pole.“I didn’t really want the rail,” said Knapp. “As you could see, she got pinched at the three eighths pole and Joe had to stand on her. He had enough horse that he could go in between and go around, but it is what it is.“She has developed. When she was two and three, she wanted to run off. Now, she’s learned how to relax behind horses and this has made her a much, much better horse.”Off at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares, Harlington’s Rose, who got her first graded stakes win, paid $12.00, $5.00 and $3.00. Owned by Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul Newhart and Martha Miller, she improved her overall mark to 21-4-5-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $371,040.“You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse,” said Talamo, who’s ridden in her last four starts, beginning with a win in the Kalookan Queen Stakes on Dec. 28. “I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off…I was following Global Hottie (even money favorite with Victor Espinoza) and she came out at the half mile pole so I went inside and (Global Hottie) ducked back in so I had to take up a little bit, but fortunately, I had enough horse to get her momentum going again.”Ridden by Fernando Perez, Meinertzhageni sat close into and around the far turn, took the lead at the top of the stretch while repelling a challenge to her inside from pacesetter Tribal Gal and held off Global Hottie and finished second by a head. Off at 5-1, she paid $6.00 and $3.00.Sent from the number three post by Espinoza, Global Hottie couldn’t out-foot Track Gal early and opted to take back off the pace.“I sent her, but we couldn’t go with Tribal Gal, so I decided to sit back and it didn’t work out,” said Espinoza. “She isn’t very aggressive when she’s in behind horses.” Trained by Bob Baffert, Global Hottie paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.70, 44.78 and 57.07.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. –30–