STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 2015

first_imgPeter Miller3896424%$531,386 Mark Glatt2054325%$167,776 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS COACHING LEGEND BOB BOYD MISSED AT SO CAL TRACKS            Southern California horse racing lost an ardent supporter on Wednesday, with the passing of longtime USC basketball coach Bob Boyd, who died of natural causes at age 84 in Palm Desert.A star player at USC in the early 1950s, Boyd coached the Trojans with distinction from 1967-79, amassing a record of 216-131. Through 1975, he went head to head with the legendary John Wooden at arch rival UCLA, and Boyd became the only coach to ever defeat “The Wizard of Westwood” twice on his home court, Pauley Pavilion.A regular attendee at Santa Anita, Hollywood and Del Mar during his playing and coaching days, Boyd was an annual visitor at Del Mar throughout his retirement and regularly sat with a spirited group of longtime friends such as fellow coaches Pete Newell (Cal), Jerry Tarkanian (UNLV, et al), Dan Ayala (assistant to Tarkanian), Ed Goorjian (Crescenta Valley High), and Gene Victor (Mt. SAC).Coach Boyd is survived by his sons, Bill, Jim and John, and 10 grandchildren. For all of those who knew him, he’ll never be forgotten. Elvis Trujillo5195418%$458,448 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Joseph Talamo535979%$409,508 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 11 FINISH LINES: Yes, that is Chantal Sutherland galloping horses at Santa Anita these mornings, but she has no plans for a comeback. She studied interior design at the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach and also hopes to obtain a real estate license soon . . . Jockey Drayden Van Dyke‘s five-pound apprentice allowance is good through Monday, Jan. 19. On Jan. 20, he starts as a full-fledged journeyman, with no weight advantage . . . Victor Espinoza worked Zenyatta‘s first foal to make it to the races, Cozmic One, five furlongs Thursday in 1:03.20. “This makes the third time I’ve worked him,” Espinoza said. “The time before, I worked him from the gate. He feels great. John (trainer John Shirreffs) has been going easy with him, bringing him along slow. I don’t know how good the horse is, because I’ve never really asked him to run yet. ” . . . Tom Quigley‘s guests in the East Paddock Gardens this weekend will be HRTV host/analyst Scott Hazelton, Saturday, and Derek Lawson, agent for jockey Flavien Prat, Sunday, both days at 11:20 a.m. . . . Jockey Alex Canchari has been suspended three racing days (Jan. 17, 18, 19) for careless riding on Best Efforts in Saturday’s fourth race . . . A Celebration of Life for the late Dr. Jack Robbins will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., in Del Mar’s Turf Club . . . Sign of Beelzebub: Life a Riley, a son of the late Bertrando who turns six next Jan. 1, has finished sixth in his last three starts. In today’s sixth race, he breaks from post position six . . . Bob Baffert isn’t showing his age. The Hall of Fame trainer celebrated his 62nd birthday Tuesday and took the occasion to get a senior’s discount at a car wash. His day was made when the cashier carded him. Rafael Bejarano591313822%$674,816 TALAMO SEEKS STAKES REPEAT IN MONDAY FEATUREJoe Talamo seeks his second straight stakes win on Harlington’s Rose when he rides her in Monday’s holiday feature, the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Talamo guided the 4-year-old daughter of Harlington to a picture-perfect victory in the Kalookan Queen at 6 ½ furlongs on Dec. 28, rallying from a stalking trip to win by a length and a quarter.“She ran great; it set up for her,” Talamo said. “They went quick up front, and she runs her race every time, especially sprinting on dirt. She comes with that big run, so hopefully they go pretty quick and she’ll have a big shot.”Added trainer Steve Knapp: “She’s really sharp right now. We just asked her a little bit and she exploded in her work. We know she loves the dirt and she came out her race fantastic, so now’s the time to run.”Fans can “buck up” on bargain day at Santa Anita this Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which completes a three-day weekend at The Great Race Place with another popular Dollar Day. On-track attendees can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for a dollar each. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Victor Espinoza4178317%$486,130 JOJO WARRIOR STRETCHES OUT IN LA CANADAIf punters were caught unaware by Jojo Warrior’s uncharacteristic eighth-place finish at7-2 in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at seven furlongs on Dec. 26, join the club.Imagine how Bob Baffert felt. He trains the 4-year-old Pioneerof the Nile filly, who finished 20 ½ lengths behind victorious Sam’s Sister.“I was surprised at how poorly she ran,” Baffert said. “She was training great going into it, but you know what? She wasn’t effective going one turn last year, and when I finally stretched her out, she was a different filly.”That’s what Baffert is hoping for when Jojo Warrior runs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s been training well for this race, so I think she doesn’t want any part of one turn,” Baffert said. “That’s it. She doesn’t want to be rushed.”On the status of Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old finalist Bayern Baffert said: “It’s not that serious, but I haven’t been able to work him.“He just had an abscess (on his right hind foot), so I’ve got to be really careful with it. He’s day to day.”The field for the La Canada: Fleet of Gold, Alex Solis, 12-1; Sam’s Sister, Elvis Trujillo, 2-1; Lexie Lou, Corey Nakatani, 6-5; Thegirlinthatsong, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Jojo Warrior, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Une Cherise, Joe Talamo, 15-1; Ramona’s Wildcat, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; and Colonel Joan, Gary Stevens, 12-1. Martin Pedroza4375516%$241,410center_img Kent Desormeaux4395621%$512,008 Tyler Baze701031214%$520,698 Peter Eurton2252323%$244,130 DISTANCE KEY FOR JOJO; BAYERN ‘DAY-TO-DAY’THIRD TIME THE CHARM FOR FLORAL ROMANCE?HARLINGTON’S ROSE SHARP FOR MONDAY STAKESARDENT RACING FAN COACH BOB BOYD PASSES Gary Stevens2054225%$236,630 SISE HOPES FLORAL ROMANCE SETTLES IN FOR MEGAHERTZCliff Sise Jr. hopes for an improved performance from Floral Romance when she runs in Saturday’s $75,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on the turf.The Kentucky-bred daughter of After Market owned and bred by Marty and Pam Wygod finished a disappointing ninth in Katherine Crosby at Del Mar last out on Nov. 7. The Megahertz will mark her third start for Sise. Previously, Floral Romance had been trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. The 6-year-old mare was third for Sise in the Swingtime at Santa Anita last Oct. 4, rallying after a slow start.“She ran great in the Swingtime, but when she shipped to Del Mar for the Crosby, she got very nervous in her stall, but she’s always shipped to Santa Anita well,” Sise said. “I have a window in her stall and she’s OK in there.Sise is back training full time after running Jenny Craig’s farm, “but when she closed it down and sold it, I went to Saudi Arabia a few months, then I came back and here I am, training out of San Luis Rey Downs.”The field for the Megahertz: Blingismything, Kent Desormeaux; Fanticola, Martin Garcia; Rusty Slipper, Rafael Bejarano; Nashoba’s Gold, Joe Talamo; Floral Romance, Brice Blanc; Winning Rhythm, Kieren Fallon; Industrial Policy, Corey Nakatani; Bee Brave, Gary Stevens; Oscar Party, Victor Espinoza; Magnificent Shirl, Martin Pedroza; and also-eligible Birdlover, Elvis Trujillo. Mike Smith3765616%$530,841 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer3996523%$799,552 Drayden Van Dyke574597%$284,886 Corey Nakatani3063420%$293,536 Mark Casse2143319%$287,150last_img read more

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Tottenham and England star backed for PFA Player of the Year award

first_img1 Tottenham striker Harry Kane has received backing from Fabian Delph for the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.The Aston Villa midfielder was joined by Kane in Roy Hodgson’s England squad to face Lithuania on Friday, and the Premier League’s top scorer bagged a goal just 79 seconds into his international debut against the minnows.Delph is also an international newcomer, having only made his senior debut last September, but has not been taken aback by his team-mate’s rapid rise, who has netted 29 times for his club in all competitions.“I can believe it, he’s a really hard worker, great talent, still young, still got time to progress as well,” the Aston Villa midfielder told a press conference. “But he’ll keep his feet on the ground and I’m sure he’ll keep pushing on.”Asked if Kane would get his vote in the end-of-season Player of the Year awards, he said: “I think he’ll get my vote, there’s obviously a few contenders. I’ll pick wisely and I can’t see why I wouldn’t pick Harry.” Harry Kane celebrates his first England goal last_img read more

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Victims of ‘evil’ priest demand second abuser leave Donegal parish

first_imgA TG4 documentary will be revisiting the historic paedophile scandals in the Diocese of Raphoe next week.Ahead of the documentary air date on 30th October, Martin Gallagher, who was abused by the late Fr. Eugene Greene has made an impassioned call for a convicted abuser in Gortahork to leave the parish and allow the victims to grieve in peace.by John McAteer Gallagher told the Tirconaill Tribune that the presence of the abuser reopens the hurt and trauma visited on the victims every single time they see him and until he leaves the parish they cannot come to terms with the hurt and suffering visited on them in the West Donegal Gaeltacht.At the same time retired Garda Martin Ridge and victims of abuse in the Diocese have called for a forensic cold case investigation to be undertaken as a matter of urgency to get to the real truth of the facts that saw so many young men abused by Greene and others over many years.Former detective Martin RidgeThe new documentary embraces the era of three bishops and examines how so many incidents went without being investigated.The harrowing reliving of the scandals are part of a sixty minutes TG4 documentary ‘Finné’ and will be screened next Wednesday night at 9.30pm. The producer, Darach Mac Con Iomaire and his team spent lengthy periods in West Donegal in June as they researched the child sex abuse cases in the Diocese.Martin Gallagher and Martin Ridge are central to the production as they recount on different levels, how the abuses were carried out and covered up and what prompted the Garda investigation that eventually led to two paedophiles being convicted on numerous sex abuse charges.Martin Gallagher, victim of Eugene GreeneMr. Ridge said the cover-up and denials continue to part of the pain of every day life for the victims and he believes that many abusers have not had the confidence to come forward.“That is why I believe that this diocese needs a ‘cold case’ investigation because that is the only thing that might bring some degree of comfort and healing for the victims.“These young boys were not only abused in the most horrendous way but they’ve had their lives stolen from them and I fear the Church continues to be in denial of the crimes committed in this country. “What happened here in Donegal has not been fully uncovered because the supremacy of the Church overcame all else and that is now their challenge to resolve in the name of justice. Until the Bishops confront these facts, there will be no justice for the victims,” he said.The programme by TG4 is the 5th instalment of the documentary series and examines in depth the career of Father Eugene Greene, believed to be one of the most notorious paedophiles to have operated in the Raphoe Diocese and that of Denis McGinley who had taught for many years at Derryconnor national school.Fr Eugene Greene“I will never forget Fr. Greene”In a frank interview with the Tribune, Martin Gallagher said: “Fr. Greene raped me when I was a child of twelve and it continued for a whole year. But if the church had dealt with him, I would not have been abused and the same applies to many others. I can never forgive him for his behaviour. What he did could not have gone without notice by his superiors and it is my view that is why he was moved from parish to parish… to continue his evil deeds.“It was like a virus and these priests were being moved around to spread that virus. If those bishops involved claim they knew nothing about the rape of so many young boys, surely these men should never have been put in charge of this diocese. “The church had such power over the people, they tried to convince the abused that they were responsible for the crimes and that has not been addressed in any way at all.“My life and that of many others has been destroyed. Eight young men are buried in Gortahork graveyard and I’m sure there are others who’ve taken their lives because their plight was ignored by the Catholic authorities.“I no longer have any trust in the Catholic Church but I have my own faith and belief in God. I believe that Martin Ridge and his investigation stopped me from committing suicide and I owe him everything.“But as long as we have an abuser in our midst my mind cannot rest a peace, and I know others, who feel likewise. I am calling on that man to leave this parish because he is daily reminder to all of us of the extent of child abuse in this part of Donegal.“I have strong family links to keep me going and without their support I could not survive.”“Come forward in the name of God”He continued: “I am calling again on those members of the clergy who might have information about what happened to come forward and reveal to the Gardai their suspicions. That might give some comfort to the victims. The abusers must be named and shamed because that is part of the victims healing process.“And there is good reason to believe that what has come out in the courts is only the tip of the iceberg. Not for one moment do I think these rapists have gone away… they’ll still be about long after we are dead and buried.“I beg those with any shred of information to pick up the phone right now and have the common decent and respect for the victim. The instinct of those of us who were abused is that there is information out there hidden away in the denial of reality by members of the clergy.“I feel the Church has corrupted themselves and cannot be forgiven until the real truth comes out. I owe those f**kers nothing but I want them to have the courage of their convictions and to put the trauma of the abused as the central part of their ministry,” he added.Ridge recounts downfall of Fr. GreeneThe programme revisits so many of Donegal’s most famed landscapes and Martin Ridge takes the production team down those lonely isolated roads where he believes many of the abuses took place.Ridge recalls on camera that when one of his victims attempted to blackmail him, Greene felt confident enough to call Gardaí to lodge a complaint.He says: “It was to be his own arrogance which led to his downfall and a 12-year prison sentence — not the Catholic Church. He believed he could report the blackmail and get away with it.”But he hadn’t counted on a thorough investigation by local detectives who spent months interviewing dozens of victims and collating their horror in statement after statement.Greene went to Gardaí on December 20, 1997, to make his blackmail allegations. Two years later he faced a series of sample charges relating to the buggery, gross indecency and indecent assault of 26 young boys. He pleaded guilty to 40. The only evidence against Greene was that of his many victims.Not a shred of paper existed on allegationsMany members of the flock reacted with absolute shock and disbelief when it was revealed that not a single piece of paper existed in Raphoe Diocese records on allegations going back three decades even though complaints had been made against him by parents on several occasions.Greene would groom his victims, many just eight years old, by offering them drink and cigarettes and teaching them to drive a car.He would take some of them out to collect turf and allow them to drive his car on the return journey back to the parochial house.One victim would tell Gardaí later: “It was worse than hell. I felt so alone. I had nobody to turn to. I did want to tell my own dad but I said to myself if I told them they would say ‘No’.”Fr. Greene was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May 2000 and was released after serving 9 years. after he pleaded guilty at Donegal Circuit Court to 40 sample charges of indecent assault, buggery and gross indecency out of a total of 108 charges.There were 26 victims most of them altar boys who served Mass with Fr Eugene Greene in County Donegal between 1965 and 1982.€50,000 raised for GreeneThere was uproar from victims when it emerged that former parishioners had collected €50,000 for Greene. Voices of the Faithful, a support group, said the scale of donations to Greene indicated a “most serious state of denial of the most horrific crimes in Donegal”.In his book ‘Breaking the Silence’ Martin Ridge details investigations into three paedophiles. It outlines his investigation into the abuse crimes of Fr Eugene Greene, schoolteacher Denis McGinley and an unnamed third man against boys in various parishes in west Donegal.If any place illustrates the depth and depravity of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and why the community is so angry about it – it is this unlikely corner of the country, where among rolling hills of wild heather, castles and fishing villages, predatory priests terrorised children with impunity for decades.Ridge recalled in his book how he opened up a can of worms. “Fighting the IRA was a “conflict you could see with your eyes. This one, you couldn’t. It’s worse than the IRA, because it’s like putting a bomb into a child’s mind.”His superiors were so reluctant to take on sexual abuse cases that Ridge turned a room in his home into an office and bought himself a computer. “They washed their hands of it,” he said. The victims, he added, “were dismissed as if they didn’t matter. The power of the clergy was so strong.”Breaking the SilenceBy the time Father Greene was arrested, Mr. Ridge said, at least 45 men had come forward with abuse accusations.According to ‘Breaking the Silence’ co-written by Mr. Ridge, victims described how they were forcibly stripped, held down and repeatedly raped so violently that they bled for days afterwards.Many victims, groomed to such an extent that they believed sexual abuse was part of growing up, developed drinking problems and other addictions. Donegal is riddled with landmarks of abuse, each telling its own tragedy. ‘Finné’ revisits the child sex abuse issues in the Raphoe Diocese next week and victims hope the programme shines a light on the need for a more detailed forensic investigation that might unravel the web of mystery that surrounds the failure to deal comprehensively with the failures of the Church in this Diocese.Martin Gallagher adds his own footprint to that hope:“Maybe there is a God up there who is saying to the clergy that it is time to end the misery of the abused youngsters in Donegal.”Victims of ‘evil’ priest demand second abuser leave Donegal parish was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EUGENE GREENEMartin GallagherMartin Ridgelast_img read more

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Flock, Now Ending, is Like a Hot Tub Time Machine for Tech Blogs

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Their early reviews are like a time machine that offers a ride into a simpler, perhaps happier time in the tech blogosphere. I miss that time and thought you’d enjoy reading some highlights.The best early review of Flock came from Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch. His write-up (Flock: Social Browsing is Cool), three months after launching TechCrunch and when it was just him writing by himself, is full of misspellings, over-the-top enthusiasm about what seem like the simplest things today and a long list of links off-site to competing blogs. You don’t see any of that on TechCrunch today. I miss that.Arrington called Flock “a functional browser with excellent features (including firefox features like tabbed browsing, etc.).”“This is pure magic…Wow. I mean, really, wow.” – Michael Arrington on FlockOf what he called the WYSIWYG Blogging Tool, Arrington went double-rainbow before double-rainbows existed:“This is pure magic. We’ve tested most blogging tools out there…I have to say I think Flock blows them all away. I’m dying to show a screen shot, but Flock has asked it’s [sic] beta testers not to (so ignore the very, very small screen shot above). To show this right now would be pushing the limits of their trust, so I won’t.“But it rocks. …It has functionality for editing posts (even posts not created with Flock), quick toggle between preview and viewing the actual code, and, the best feature in my opinion, the ability to simply drag flickr photos direclty [sic] into the post and manipulate them. They also allow quick and easy technorati tagging. Wow. I mean, really, wow. This stuff is not trivial to build. The ajax funtionality [sic] is stunning.”We can chuckle at a review like that today but some of Flock’s technology was, no doubt, not trivial to build. More importantly, an HTML editor in a content management system that published to the Web was a revolutionary technology just six years ago! That’s how drastically things have changed.Matt Marshall, founder of Venturebeat, was similarly wowed by something that seems pretty basic today. Maybe Flock was just ahead of its time? Or maybe the other browsers on the market were just woefully slow-moving? His favorite feature in Flock, Marshall notes: “Pulling RSS feeds from interesting sites you visit is a matter of clicking on a button that Flock shows you in the address bar — presto, the feed is showing in your browser.”Our own founder Richard MacManus got in on the game as well, posting an audio interview with Flock co-founder Geoffrey Arone to Odeo, the podcasting service that would later give birth to Twitter.“What interests me most about Flock these days,” Richard wrote, “is its goal to become one of the big browsers. Geoffrey said they’re planning to go-live (out of beta) in October this year and he is confident that Flock can become a big player in what is a very tough market.”Richard’s post concluded with the sentence, “Geoffrey said that my questions were the best he’s had in any interview about Flock (which is a nice compliment!).”Poor Richard didn’t know he was just at the beginning of years’ worth of startups saying nice things like that to us – after they made sure to show our competitors, TechCrunch, their tech first. “…this move takes Flock mainstream…Smart move.” – Pete Cashmore on FlockPete Cashmore, the then-21-year-old founder of Mashable, wrote about Flock’s partnership with giant photo-sharing-site Photobucket in 2006 and linked to TechCrunch with credit for finding the story first! (That doesn’t happen very often anymore.) “I’ve often thought that Flock was far too geeky,” Cashmore said. “It’s only useful if you’re an early adopter and a heavy user of Flickr, del.icio.us and blogging tools. But that’s no longer the case: this move takes Flock mainstream, reaching out to Photobucket’s massive user base. Smart move.”It’s true – some of the leading voices on the Web today thought five years ago that having your friends’ photos dance around in the corner of your browser was something that was of interest primarily to power users of the social Web. Five years later, we assume just the opposite I think – who today would call Flock, or its follow-on effort Rockmelt “too geeky?”People say you know things have reached mainstream consciousness when The Wall St. Journal’s Walt Mossberg writes about them. Two years after the above tech bloggers ranted and raved about Flock, its features and its high-profile funding, Mossberg wrote about Flock that he’d “been testing a little-known Web browser.”Mossberg, back in 2008, was just trying to come to grips with tabbed browsers and the frenetic sense of obligation they imposed on him. “Even with the advent of tabbed browsing, which allows you to keep multiple Web pages open in the same window, Web multitasking can be a pain,” he wrote. “You have to constantly click back and forth among tabs if they contain fast-changing material you check often, like the status of your friends in social-networking services, or updates to news feeds.“Trying to share information with people on your Web-based networks can introduce another layer of digital jujitsu. It can be awkward to snag a photo or a snippet of text from one Web site and send it to a friend in a social network on another, or post it to your own blog.”Apparently Mossberg got over all that and hasn’t spent the last three years flipping back and forth from one tab to another to see if there have been any updates, or struggling to copy text from one website and post it on a blog in another tab. Otherwise he wouldn’t have gotten all the things done that he has since then.What Does it Mean?!My point is this. Looking back at the birth of Flock is amusing because so many people were so wide-eyed about things that seem so simple today. Maybe those things are simple now because people got so excited about them back then, though. Maybe that adorably naive enthusiasm, sung from the tops of growing blog-mountains, helped move the industry forward quickly. The five or six years Flock has been around might feel like a long time to those of us who think in 140 characters at a time – but it’s really not long at all!We were wrong when we said that Flock might capture the world’s imagination. It might be a little embarrassing to have been so wrong. I’ve tried to find something gushy I wrote about Flock and I can’t – but I write super-gushy things about freaky new technologies every day, and often I am wrong about their staying power.Dave Winer says that every generation of tech press moves from the outside to the inside, growing co-opted and comfortable with the leading vendors, giving up critical thought and concern for the real interests of users in exchange for getting intimate access to the big companies in the market. Maybe that’s true. But I think there’s something more human and hurt-puppy going on here than just that all our souls have rotted. I think the rapid acceleration of technology, history and cultural change, the exhausting pressure to report on that and the rough and tumble experience that being a new media leading voice can burn people out. You’re probably never going to read Michael Arrington write about something new again with words like “This is pure magic…Wow. I mean really, wow.”Some people will say that such unbridled enthusiasm was irresponsible. That it was dangerous. That it was fuel for a bubble economy wherein grandmothers would throw away their life savings on the IPOs of Twitter clients, only to be homeless in months. I’ll let other people issue those dour, if important (!), warnings.I want the old days of tech blogging back. Back before everyone was so jaded and conservative about what they get excited about. People play it safer today and I think it may be to the detriment of progress, innovation and users. It’s a lot less fun, too.last_img read more

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a month ago​Turner Sports to broadcast Liverpool games in US

first_img​Turner Sports to broadcast Liverpool games in USby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool has extended its partnership with Turner Sports, in which exclusive content from in-house channel LCTV will be distributed in the United States via Turner’s sports streaming service B/R Live, reports SportBusiness.It follows Turner and B/R Live’s exclusive deal to broadcast Liverpool’s summer tour of the United States this year. Turner and B/R Live also have the US rights to the Champions League and Europa League.As part of the deal, Liverpool’s American fans will have access to 40 live matches per season, including pre-season, U23, U18, Liverpool FC Legends and LFC Women’s games, and replays for all first-team matches in all competitions.Additionally, supporters will be able to watch behind-the-scenes content featuring Liverpool players and manager Jürgen Klopp.Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer at LFC, said: “We’re incredibly excited to expand our partnership with Turner Sports to launch LFCTV on B/R Live. The relationship with Turner began this summer when they did a terrific job broadcasting our pre-season tour matches and we’re delighted to be extending it as we look to offer more LFC content to all our fans in the US over the coming seasons.” TagsMLS NewsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoChelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyiby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are watching Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.The Russia international, 26, only moved to Italy this summer from Genk.Sport Arena says his form has caught the eye of Chelsea scouts so far this season.Malinovskyi has thus far been able to play eight competition games for Atalanta.The 26-year-old’s contract with the Serie A club expires in the summer of 2024. last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Shares What He Likes About Donald Trump

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh isn’t on a campaign trail, but the Michigan head coach manages to put himself in the news almost every day, not unlike a certain Republican presidential candidate. After Harbaugh blasted the NCAA, SEC, ACC, and others over the recent vote to ban satellite camps, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum compared him to Donald Trump, and he didn’t mean it in a flattering way. We don’t know Harbaugh’s political leanings, but he is spinning the comparison into a compliment.Harbaugh on being called Trump of college football: “The thing I like about Donald Trump is he’s not afraid to fight the establishment.”— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) April 14, 2016You can definitely draw that line from Trump to Harbaugh. We doubt you’d see Trump dancing on stage with Migos, though like Harbaugh and recruits, he may if he thought it’d give him a leg up with voters.last_img read more

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